Since the beginning of time, people have been drawn to lovers that seem unnatural, abnormal, or just plain weird. It has not stopped these odd relationships from forming, however. From incest to bestiality to cannibalism, it seems that no area of life is left safe from the oddities of mankind. It is often said that no one can control who they fall in love with, and as true as that may be, this list shows that there are often lines that are crossed. The following list is filled with terrific examples of unnerving and bizarre relationships.
Patrick Stuebing and Susan Karolewski
Stuebing and Karolewski have been in a relationship since 2001, and since then, have been the center of a debate around incest. Stuebing was adopted, and grew up without knowing his biological family, until the age of 23. Upon meeting his biological sister, he fell in love, and they have been living together ever since. They have four children together. Incest is a crime in Germany, where they live, and Stuebing has already served a two year sentence.
The Bunkers and The Yateses
Chang and Eng Bunker were conjoined twins born in Siam. They moved to America and became American citizens. They eventually separately married two sisters: Chang to Adelaide and Eng to Sarah Anne Yates.
Al and Jeanie Tomaini
Al and Jeanie Tomaini were an odd-looking couple, simply because they were polar opposites. Al was a claimed 8’4 tall, while Jeanie, who was born without legs, was only 2’6.
Nero and Sporus
Emperor Nero fell in love with a young boy named Sporus, so much so that he actually tried to make him into a woman. He castrated him and then married him as if he were a woman.
Caligula and Drusilla
Caligula was a Roman emperor, and Drusilla was his favorite sister. When he first came to Drusilla, he ordered his sister to divorce her husband and become his lover.
Juan dos Santos and Blanche Dumas
Dos Santos was born with two penises and three scrota. Dumas was born with four breasts and two vaginas. They both had three legs, instead of two. Dumas was working as a high-class prostitute when the two met, and it is said that they had a great affair.
Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas
In 1891, a time when homosexuality was very taboo, Oscar Wilde met Lord Alfred Douglas, and the two began an intimate relationship, possibly involving sexual relations. For Wilde’s pleasure, he would watch Douglas perform sexual acts with other young men. Wilde ended up getting sued and then charged with gross indecency.
Sal9000 and Nene Anegasaki
A man who undergoes the internet gamertag “sal9000” got so into his virtual dating video game that he decided to marry the video game character named Nene Anegasaki. The game is called Love Plus.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn
Soon-Yi was adopted at the age of 8 by Mia Farrow and her then husband, Andre Previn. After Farrow and Previn split up, Farrow got into a long-term relationship with Woody Allen. The relationship ended when Farrow found naked pictures of Soon-Yi, who was at the time 22 years old, in Allen’s apartment. Allen and Soon-Yi have been together ever since.
Lia Benninghoff and Aro Draven
These two met on an online dating site, and discovered that they both shared a fetish for all things Gothic and vampire-related. They had a Gothic-themed wedding on Halloween, and to top it off, each week, they drink one another’s blood.