According to Akron Beacon Journal, an Ohio woman named Valerie Spruill of Doylestown learned of her husband’s identity six years after he died in 1998.
The woman’s uncle revealed the truth, and she decided to make her story public.
“I want this to be more of an inspirational story,” the New York Daily News quoted Spruill as saying.
“If I’ve come through this, anyone can come through anything through the help of the Lord,” she added.
According to Valerie, her parents started dating each other when her father- Percy Spruill was 15, and her she was raised by her grandmother when she was 3-months-old.
At the age of nine she found out many secrets, one of which was that her father was actually her grandfather, and she realized that a woman who said she was a family friend actually was her mother.
In 2004, Valerie went for a DNA test, which confirmed that her late husband was her father.
Valerie asserted that she is not sure whether Percy was aware of the extent of their relationship, though she believes he was aware and was simply too afraid to confess.