They say that love has no bounds, but maybe it should.
We recently read about a biological grandmother and grandson who are romantically involved, furthering our belief that so long as love and sex abound, scandal will as well. While we respect all shapes and sizes of relationships, here are six couples whose love stories skew more disturbing than delighting:
1. Indiana grandmother and grandson hook up, have a kid. Here are the dirty details of the grandmother/grandson story we mentioned: Back when she was 18, Pearl Carter, now 72, gave up Phil Bailey's mother for adoption. After after his mother's death, Phil tracked down Pearl, and the two promptly hooked up and fell in love. Now they are using a surrogate mother to have a baby. While Phil and Pearl are well-aware of the public scrutiny, they claim not to mind, as Phil finds Pearl "gorgeous" and Pearl says that her grandson makes her feel sexually alive. Ugh. Weirdest Thing A Guy's Asked You To Do In Bed
2. Morgan Freeman and E'Dena Hines. Last year, the National Enquirer alleged that the Oscar winner and his 27-year-old step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, have been involved for more than a decade. Here's how it works: E'Dena's grandmother, Jeannette Adair Bradshaw, is Morgan's first wife. He adopted Jeannette's biological daughter, Deena, who had E'Dena, and who in turn was raised by Morgan and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Myrna Colley. Talk about taking "it's complicated" to a new level. Danger Ahead! 5 Men Not To Date
3. Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn. We can't bring up Morgan and E'Dena without a nod to Woody and Soon-Yi. As the story goes, Mia Farrow adopted Soon-Yi while she was still involved with Woody. Years later, Mia found naked pictures of Soon-Yi among Woody's belongings. The two split up soon afterward. While Woody and Soon-Yi have outlasted most Hollywood couples, the nature of their relationship somewhat overshadows their romantic longevity in our book.
4. Mother rapes son she gave up for adoption. Last fall, police accused Aimee Louise Sword of tracking down the son she gave up for adoption a decade prior and raping him. Although Ms. Sword claimed innocence, she was arraigned on three charges of criminal sexual misconduct. Most disturbingly, it was unclear whether or not the boy, still a minor, knew that she was his biological mother. Authorities told MyFox Detroit that the boy would probably be scarred for life. (Ya think?!) Dating Disaster: I Kissed My Cousin