A gay British couple who met online later discovered they are half-brothers after appearing on ITV's “The Jeremy Kyle Show.”
The pair exchanged flirty messages on a dating website for two years before meeting each other in real life, and had no idea that they shared the same mother.
The couple started to suspect they could be half-brothers after Paul met Lee’s parents. Family members noticed an uncanny resemblance between Paul and his mother Ena’s former husband, Ron, a man who Lee did not know even existed up until that point, Metro reports.
That’s when Ena later told Lee that he had a secret half-brother who was taken into care when he was about 18 months old and adopted at age 3.
“When I saw Paul for the first time I instantly thought he looked like my ex-husband Ron,” Ena said, after discovering that two of her four children were in a relationship. “If it turns out Paul is my son I would be so happy and would love to get to know him.”
The DNA results confirmed the couple were in fact half-brothers, leaving both men stunned.
“I’ve gained a half-brother,” Lee said. “I told him I’ll be there for him.”
Paul added: “I just basically want to get to know you more as a brother.”
According to the show, Paul and Lee remain close as brothers, but both have since moved on. The episode originally aired in 2012, but resurfaced during a 10-year anniversary celebration on the show.
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