Man Learns His Son is Actually His Uncle Due to Grandfather’s Affair. A shocking revelation in one man’s family life has left TikTok users scratching their heads.
How is that possible? As Simpson-Bey explains in the clip, his partner at the time had cheated on him with his grandfather—meaning that the son Simpson-Bey believed to be his own was actually his grandfather’s. “My granddad was f***in my girl the whole time we were staying with him,” wrote Simpson-Bey in the video’s onscreen text. He added in the caption: “Can’t believe I expected more from a man that had a whole other family around the corner from my granny house,” suggesting that the grandfather had a history of infidelity.
The video has been viewed over 11.6 million times, and Simpson-Bey followed it with more posts explaining the bizarre scenario.
“I had fallen on hard times, and my granddad invited me to live with him. All along…they’d been sneaking and freaking and stuff,” he said.
In a conversation with Newsweek, Simpson-Bey confirmed the infidelity, though he is keeping the identities of his ex, his grandfather and their child anonymous. He explained that he learned of their affair via messages on his partner’s phone.
“The baby was watching YouTube on her phone while she was in the shower,” said Simpson-Bey. While the child was watching videos, however, the phone kept getting notifications and alerts: “I grabbed the phone and it was texts from my grandfather,” he said. “I started reading them and that’s how I found out.”
In one of his TikTok posts, Simpson-Bey added that he found “years’ worth of messages” in addition to “pictures and explicit stuff.”
Simpson-Bey told Newsweek that afterwards, he “told both of them that [I] was hip to what’s been going on” and left. “I have mixed emotions about it now,” he added. “Loyalty is rare.”
The response to Simpson-Bey’s story has been overwhelming. His first video has received over 40,000 comments that display a range of reactions. Some, for example, remain baffled by the complexity of the situation.
“I’ve read this 86 times and I’m still confused,” wrote one commenter.
“I can’t even get my head around this,” said another.
However, the majority of the video’s comments offer reassurance to Simpson-Bey, saying that he “dodged a bullet.”
Wrote one TikToker: “I’m so sorry. There are so many family secrets. Back in the day, people would take the secrets to the grave. Praying for you during this time.”
Advised another: “This is beyond messed up. Move on with your life and never look back their way.”
Simpson-Bey said the attention he’s gotten as a result of his video has been shocking.
“The responses from TikTok are crazy,” he said, “but [there’s] a lot of ppl that support [sic] me.”