After becoming paranoid that he might not be the father of their daughter, her husband took a paternity test to check. The shocking result put their marriage at risk, but she vehemently denies cheating. She convinced him to conduct more tests. Alas, both parents were utterly unprepared for what followed. Here’s the full story, as told on Reddit:
She Never Cheated
The Original Poster (OP) starts her tale by saying she’s never cheated on her husband. She loves him. He’s her college sweetheart – handsome and kind and the love of her life. She would never be unfaithful. So what just happened makes no sense whatsoever…
He Did a Paternity Test
OP’s adamant. There’s no way her husband isn’t the father to their child. But for some reason he wanted to take a paternity test. And when he did, the result came back negative. Now he believes he isn’t her dad and she doesn’t know how to convince him otherwise.
He’s Been Distant and Different
OP says her husband has been different recently. For the last few months, he’s seemed “cold, and suspicious.” He wanted to see her phone and wouldn’t tell her why. He’s been the same with their daughter. All he does at the moment is stay in his office for hours. She has no idea what he’s doing in there.
He Accused Her of Being Unfaithful
On the morning OP posted her story to Reddit, he’d accused her of cheating. He told her that he’d looked at their daughter’s eyes. They were brown. How could that be the case when both of them have blue eyes? That’s why he’d done the test – to confirm his suspicions.
He Wanted Her to Leave
That wasn’t all. OP’s husband also said he wants her to leave the house. She didn’t. So instead, he locked her out of their bedroom. She felt terrified, confused, and totally unsure what to do.
They Talked and Worked Some Things Out
OP managed to have a conversation with her husband, where she told him again that she hadn’t cheated. She also said there are a bunch of tests she wanted to get done to convince him, but he dismissed it. He told OP he still loves their daughter and that she doesn’t have to leave – for now.
Things Might Have Stopped there
That’s initially where OP left her story. She’d turned to Reddit for advice on how to handle the situation – how to prove her innocence, support her husband, and get life back to normal. However, she returned to the platform later with an update on what had happened since. What she revealed was a mixed blessing that had thrown their entire world upside down…
She Proved Her Innocence
OP’s husband ended up apologizing for his actions. But they still went ahead and did some tests to ascertain exactly what was going on with the whole father/daughter situation. This time, OP, her husband, and their daughter all got tests. The results were shocking.
She Isn’t Their Daughter
OP had assumed the original test her husband did had been faulty. But it wasn’t. The latest batch of results were the same: he wasn’t their daughter’s biological dad. However, they also showed that she wasn’t their daughter’s biological mom. Realisation crashed home like a ton of bricks. Their baby must have been switched at the hospital when she gave birth.
They’re Suing the Hospital
When the tests came back, the police came around and took their statements. OP and her husband decided to sue the hospital. While OP’s grateful to have her husband back, they now have no idea what happened to their biological child – something equally terrifying. Now OP’s worried the authorities are going to take their daughter – the girl they raised as their own – away from her.
They’re Trying to Keep It Secret
Obviously, the news was an enormous shock that “upended” their lives. At the time of OP’s post, they hadn’t told their daughter what was happening. They were “trying to keep this quiet” as much as possible so it didn’t disrupt their child’s life too much. Other than that, they’re still working things out, trying to decide the best way forward, and unsure what options are available to them.
What Would You Do?
This Reddit post first appeared almost a year ago and it’s unclear what has happened since. But what advice would you give to someone in OP’s shoes? How would you respond if, following accusations from your partner that you’d cheated on then, you discovered the child you believed was yours was actually someone else’s? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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