OK first off, I bet when you read that headline you were like WTF that’s disgusting, but hopefully you will have realised by the time you clicked through to the article that a 72 year old woman can’t ovulate. However, the truth is only slightly less fucked up.
72 year old Pearl Carter from Indiana – which is surprisingly in the north of America and not the south – has begun an incestuous relationship with her 26 year old grandson Phil Bailey and says that she’s never been happier – so much so that she’s paid a surrogate woman to have their child together. Thankfully it’s not one of Pearl’s eggs that is being inseminated so the baby does have a chance of at least being born normal, although its chances of a normal life will probably be pretty much zero.
The story of how they met is also one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard. Phil is the son of Pearl’s daughter Lynette Bailey who Pearl herself had put up for adoption when she was just 18 years old. Upon the death of his mother, Phil tracked down Pearl and went to meet up with her. Sparks flew immediately – I’ll let Pearl finish this off for you:
‘From the first moment that I saw him, I knew we would never have a grandmother-grandson relationship. For the first time in years I felt sexually alive. It was during their second week together, after dinner and wine, that Pearl made her move. I called Phil into my bedroom, sat him on the bed, and then I leant over and kissed him. I expected rejection but instead he kissed me back.’
Wow. Way to go grandma. You’ve still got it when it comes to seducing young men. I don’t know whether or not the fact he was your grandson had any bearing on this or not though. Phil also seems suitably enamoured with her:
‘I wanted to kiss her there and then. My feelings were overwhelming. I love Pearl with all my heart. I’ve always been attracted to older women and I think Pearl is gorgeous. Now I’m going to be a dad and I can’t wait. Yes, we get laughed at and bullied when we go out and kiss in public but we don’t care. You can’t help who you fall for.’
I guess not, although most people would probably advise you to ignore any sexual feelings you had for anybody related to you in any way, especially your grandmother who is 56 years older than you. But hey, love works in mysterious ways, right?
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Finding a surrogate mother cost them £35,000 to find someone willing to do such a gross act and give them a donor egg, but thankfully they put that they were looking for someone ‘open minded’ on their application and 30 year old Roxanne Campbell was only too happy to apply:
‘Initially I was shocked. But they’re a brilliant pair and I saw how much they loved each other. I know the baby will be loved too.’
Translation: I needed the money. Pearl and Phil seem completely unbothered by the attention though and Pearl can’t wait to have another baby that she isn’t forced to give up for adoption this time and thanks God for the opportunity.I’m not religious but I’m pretty sure the Bible doesn’t justify having sex with your grandson and then having a kid with him, but you can probably interpret a passage in there to somehow back that course of action. God really should have ben more specific.
Also, I don’t really understand why she’s come out and told everyone in the whole world about this – there really isn’t any need if she wants this kid to have a normal life, is there? Makes way more sense to keep to herself rather than actively seeking attention for your completely fucked up life choices. Ain’t love grand.
DISCLAIMER: This story is from 2010 so I apologise about its lateness. There have also never been any follow up interviews with the couple so either a) it was fake or b) they took my advice in the last paragraph and bled into the background. Here’s hoping it was the first option.