Top 10 Well-Known People Who Married Their Relatives

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6. Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a brilliant scientist but many people don’t know that he was an extremely unfaithful man and could not help but cheat on his wives and girlfriends. He married Elsa, his second cousin after leaving his first wife. Elsa passed away 17 years later and he got involved with a number of women till his death. Now why would anybody want to have a relationship with such an odd looking man?

 

7. Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution and natural selection. He also married his first cousin and they had ten children.

 

8. Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is a world-renowned poet who moved in with his relatives when his mother died and his father abandoned him. He was 20 years old at the time and found himself falling in love with his 7 year old cousin. He waited for 6 years after which the two got married.

 

9. Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis is 74 years old and was one of the earliest pioneers of the genre of rock and roll. He got married to Myra, his cousin in 1957 and that combined with the fact that the girl was only 13 years old created a lot of controversy and the singer lost a lot of respect among his fans. He had two children with her.

 

10. Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Guiliani married a woman who he thought to be his third cousin. They found out later that she was actually his second cousin!

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