How A DNA Test Led One Woman To Discover Her Secret Family History | Megyn Kelly TODAY

How A DNA Test Led One Woman To Discover Her Secret Family History | Megyn Kelly TODAY


>>Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS 29, THAT IDEA BECAME A REALITY. WENDY’S MOM INVITED HER TO JOIN A THERAPY SESSION. AND IT WAS THERE, WENDY’S MOM ADMITTED TO HAVING AN AFFAIR MANY YEARS EARLIER, BEFORE WENDY WAS BORN.>>SHE DISCOVERED SHE WAS PREGNANT. AND SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHO SHE WAS PREGNANT BY. I DIDN’T SPEND A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT IT BETWEEN THE TIME THAT I WAS A TEENAGER AND I WAS 29. I HAD FOUR KIDS. I WAS WORKING. I WAS BUSY.>>Reporter: WENDY SAYS IT TOOK HER TEN, FULL YEARS TO FINALLY ASK HER DAD TO TAKE A DNA TEST WITH HER. AND HE AGREED.>>I HAD A STRONG SUSPICION THAT MY DAD WASN’T MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER.>>Reporter: WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM THAT TEST WAS THE MAN SHE CALLED DAD WAS NOT, IN FACT, HER BIOLOGICAL FATHER.>>THIS PERSON NAMED BILL MILLER WAS MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER. AND I WAS THINKING, HOW WOULD I EVER FIND THIS PERSON? THERE’S THOUSANDS OF BILL MILLER MILLERS.>>Reporter: AND ANOTHER DECADE WENT BY.>>FOR SOME REASON, I DECIDED TO FINALLY DO IT.>>Reporter: WENDY TOOK A SECOND DNA TEST. THIS TIME, ON HER 49th BIRTHDAY.>>I GOT THE RESULTS BACK. RIGHT ABOVE MY PICTURE WAS A PICTURE OF A MAN. AND IT SAID, WILLIAM MILLER, FATHER, 50% MATCH. I WAS SO SHOCKED.>>Reporter: BILL MILLER WAS CURIOUS ABOUT HIS OWN ANCESTRY AND WAS IN THE SYSTEM BECAUSE HE HAD TAKEN A DNA TEST PRIOR.>>FINDING WENDY HAS BEEN THE BEST THING THAT’S HAPPENED TO ME AND THIS PART OF MY LIFE. BUT IT’S BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT, TOO.>>Reporter: DIFFICULT BECAUSE WHAT WENDY WOULD LEARN, IS SHE AND BILL MILLER HAD VERY DIFFERENT MREEFBELIEFS.>>HE STARTED LABELING EVERYBODY. THEY WERE A JEW. THEY WERE BLACK. WOULDN’T JUST TELL ME THEIR NAME. I TRIED TO TELL HIM HOW HE TALKED WAS HURTFUL. AT THE SAME TIME, HE WAS WANTING TO HOLD MY HAND. HE WAS SO HAPPY HE MET ME.>>Reporter: WHEN ASKED IF HE IS A RACIST, BILL SAYS, NO MORE SO THAN MOST AMERICANS.>>MY ATTITUDE TOWARD THINGS IS NOT — CAN EASILY BE PUT INTO A BOX. I SEE GOODNESS AND I’M TROUBLED BY A LOT OF THINGS. IT’S NOT A BLACK AND WHITE KIND OF THING.>>Reporter: AND WEDNESDAYNDY LEARNED A MORE SURPRISING SECRET ON HER FAMILY TREE. WE’LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU IN A MOMENT, WHEN WENDY SPENCER JOINS US. * HI TED, GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US! * GIVE IT A TRY. MMM. GIVE THAT TO ME. * (LAUGHING) TED? * There’s no one I’d rather… hit the road with. No one I’d rather have dinner and a movie with. No one I’d rather lean on. Being in love is an amazing thing. Being in love with your best friend… …is everything. Ever Us One diamond for your best friend … One for your true love. For the one woman in your life who’s both. Ever Us. Available at Kay, Jared and Zales. You look amazing. And you look amazing… ly comfortable. When your V-neck looks more like a U-Neck… That’s when you know it’s half-washed. Add Downy to keep your collars from stretching. Downy and it’s done. When I walked through a snowstorm for a cigarette, that’s when I knew I had to quit. For real this time. That’s why I’m using Nicorette. Only Nicorette gum has patented dual-coated technology for great taste plus intense craving relief. Every great why needs a great how. * A dog’s big life, is measured in wags. And when you feed your dog Nature’s Recipe, You fuel the wag with our premium recipes like chicken, sweet potato and pumpkin. Nature’s Recipe. Fuel the Wag. And now, I help people find discounts, like paperless, multi-car, and safe driver, that help them save on their car insurance. Any questions? -Yeah. -How do you go to the bathroom? Great. Any insurance-related questions? -Mm-hmm. -Do you have a girlfriend? Uh, I’m actually focusing on my career right now, saving people nearly $600 when they switch, so… Where’s your belly button? [ Sighs ] I’ve got to start booking better gigs.>>>WE’RE BACK, NOW, WITH WENDY

100 Replies to “How A DNA Test Led One Woman To Discover Her Secret Family History | Megyn Kelly TODAY

  1. It seems like he felt regretful about his beliefs knowing his grand child is black I do believe that people do deserve a chance to change a negative we can’t be build to be perfect

  2. Wow! Great content! It’s a shame that Megan was a twit because I actually enjoyed this show. Thanks for sharing! Peace and Blessings to all!

  3. What goes around comes around……. he hates blacks did such atrocious acts towards blacks and now he has a black great grand daughter.
    Such cowards.

  4. Why is that black girl trying to talk like a white valley girl????? Go on some where happy headed wanna be

  5. So many people hold so many secrets. Race and infidelity are top of the lists. The noses on very pale white people and course textures on their heads are a dead give away that they may be mixed ????? I am black dark skinned with a fairly straight nose and know my heritage is very mixed. The genes don’t lie. I have at least four different textures on my head and didn’t really notice until I stopped relaxing my hair about five years ago. This goes back to slavery days we all know what happened then. There will be more people out there who are mixed. Some will wonder and never want to find out. Just because you don’t look mixed doesn’t mean you don’t have a cocktail running through your veins. That goes for many other races. I could see from our family photos that we have a great cocktail that’s richly served with love ❤️

  6. Yes Wendy is very pretty with a beautiful family. Still trying to process why Wendy would want a relationship with that horrible father – he really should be in jail and sounds like a despicable person. Sometimes the not knowing is better!

  7. Is her grandfather still alive?!…. Then he needs to be locked up for being involved. There is not a limit on murder.

  8. You are a product of who raised you, in saying that he was probably brainwashed by his own father…. not taking away the fact it's horrible because it is horrible but just as the man who raised her as the person she is don't forget who he was raised by….

  9. What a beautiful result of this couple. This daughter is so precious and beautiful. God bless them all and cover them. No ancestors should make you who you are, very well said

  10. Her father was once a child, a victim of being infused with hatred towards balcks himself.
    Maybe this is his opportunity to heal from that with his daughter and son in law

  11. Sure our ancestors make us who we are, in the sense of upbringing and morals and values instilled. Why do you think your grandfather is the way he is? That doesn't mean absolutely though. People do have their own hearts and believe what they want to ultimately. But upbringing and shaping has its own influence.

  12. I had a similar thing happened to me.
    My biological fathers name is Danny Ackerman with no middle name. So my search has been rough. I’m beginning to think I won’t even meet him.

  13. Maybe we should all go back in our family history !! Wouldn't that change our world dynamics !! Think about it !!!

  14. She says she has jewish ancestry which would be on her mothers side. If her mother is jewish she is jewish and her daughter is jewish as well. She should look into her jewish heritage as well

  15. 😞
    Hello? It said William
    The formal name not Bill
    😅
    Grand wizard of KKK
    Yikes
    🙄
    Yes, Great Grandfather BUT
    Her Mother was raised by an un-racist FATHER
    😋

  16. I love the daughter’s statement:
    “… I don’t believe our ancestors make us who we are.”
    This is a very wise statement. I’ve always felt that way.

    Also, the man who raised her should be considered her father.
    He took responsibility, emotionally and financially and with his time and effort.
    All the biological father did was impregnate her mother in the heat of sexual
    passion and walk away — end of story.
    Having said that, the three talking with Megyn seem like a lovely family.

  17. White privilege = "I don't believe our ancestors make us who we are"…Meanwhile every single Black, Indigenous and/or Racialized persons are constantly discriminated against, ostracized, oppressed, and stereotyped because of their ancestors. Smh

  18. Karmic.. father is a racist and yet his daughter married a black man and has a beautiful mixed family… but racists are hard to change.. (daughter and mom are very pretty)

  19. Her daughter is lovely and has a beautiful French name. Cosette is the name of the single mother in Les Miserables, in the book by Victor Hugo, France's beloved author.

  20. Truth hurts us, but walk through it, maybe the old man will repent cuz he has a beautiful granddaughter.. ❤️👊🏽👍🏾

  21. OHHHH, MY GOSH! I totally was not expecting to hear that! When Wendy told about her biological grandfather, I was just stunned! I literally gasped so loud I had to replay what she said because I was just so shocked! I thought I heard her wrong! I have SOOOO much respect for her and her husband for handling this situation FAR better than I think I would. What classy people they are! And a remarkable job they’ve done of raising their bi-racial daughter to be genuinely “color-blind”. Good for you, Wendy and family!!!!!

  22. I don’t even like this woman but I miss her personality on some show….she is different, annoying at times es but I got used to her.

  23. What did she mean we all have a DNA profile, private or public?🤔is she saying collected without our consent?

  24. So you had this family on the show to trash a man? Tacky, very, very tacky….. I just found out a family secret because of ancestry dna and I think trashing someone on national TV like this is terrible.

  25. People need to quit being so childish about how the older generation see things. Even the older blacks Jews etc have racists behavior, WE ALL HAVE HISTORY!

  26. Boy oh boy what a racist old fart, make you want to shoot him out of a canon into the deep blue yonder never to be seen again

  27. Bill isnt bad , my grandma was around in the 30s and her parents were horrible to black people. Grandma still calls black people th "n" word

  28. When the daughter said “our ancestors don’t make us who we are…” the whole audience should have burst out in applause.

  29. Remember this song from Blue Mink……. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW………Is a great big melting pot, Big enough enough enough to take The world and all its got And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
    And turn out coffee coloured people by the score…
    I personally pray that’s happening in thought…..but even if it’s not, I just love the fact that God alone made us all….it is to Him we will all return, even if you believe or not 💞💞

  30. Accept grandfathers opinion, he has the right to have one. To hate muslims is oke, but when you hate a jew, it is just like you commit a crime. Jews are responsible for the death of millions of people throughout history. From the transatlantic slave trade till today, they are pushing americans men and women into filthy jewish wars.

  31. Living proof of the line in South Pacific: you have to be taught to hate! Nothing natural about racism .

  32. This is an amazing story. It’s almost as if it’s right out of a movie.

    But can we also just quickly address how stunning this woman is? She’s 49?? Man, give me what she’s got! She’s clearly a classy woman and a woman who is very loved. That’s gotta be the secret.

  33. I FEEL SORRY FOR THE YOUNG LADY WHO SAID THAT HER "… FAMILY DOESN'T MAKE YOU WHO YOU ARE."
    FAMILY DOES INDEED MAKE YOU WHO YOU ARE.
    MY FAMILY BEGAN AS LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WERE PROCESSED THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND AND WERE SO PROUD OF THEIR NEW COUNTRY AND TO BE PART OF THE COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    THEY SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN PEACE TIME AND DURING WARS.
    THAT IS PART OF EVERYTHING THAT I AM, AND A PART OF WHO AND WHAT I AM.
    I SERVED THIS COUNTRY TOO, AS DID SO MANY OTHERS BEFORE ME, DURING MY SERVICE AND AFTER.
    WHAT THAT YOUNG LADY SAID IS ALMOST AS IF SHE HAS NO PRIDE IN HER CITIZENSHIP AND HER COUNTRY.
    SO IF SHE REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT SHE WOULD REALIZE THAT SHE IS LIKE HER GREAT GRANDFATHER BECAUSE HE WAS KKK AND THEY HAVE A STRANGE PERVERTED SENSE OF WHAT IT IS TO BE AMERICAN AND HOLD THEMSELVES SEPARATE FROM THE UNITED STATES.
    THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE YOUNG WOMAN SAID.
    😟☹😪❤

  34. I found it refreshing to see how the family reacted to Bill and his prejudiced ways. They continue to communicate with him and don't seem to take his insults personally. No doubt Bill is a product of his parents and not feeding into that might actually be a catalyst to changing his views. That will be interesting to see.

  35. the girl is sensible… who cares what other people did or did not… I could not care less… I respond by my actions… not even my parents'

  36. Wendy, your expirience would make a great book. Be sure to send me an autographed copy.
    Much love to you and your beautiful family.

  37. So, an obviously off-balanced old man says his father was A Grand Wizard in the KKK who had some part in the death of MLK……. and you people take this as fact?????? As my Father often said, "Use you head for something other than a hat rack",

  38. THIS STORY IS TOO STUPID. SHE LOVES BLACKS AND HE STICKS WITH HIS OWN.THATS HIS RIGHT. NOT EVERY ONE HAS TO LIKE BLACKS.

  39. Unfortunately it’s how people in those days were raised. They were raised to hate anyone who wasn’t white. 🙄😡

  40. There's God thumbing his nose at the KKK. When their grand wizard"s granddaughter herself married a black man.

  41. Wow! God bless this woman and her new family. What an amazing example of class & kindness. It just goes to show us that we are not defined by our parents & if God wants to change the hearts of children He will! XO

  42. So sad..
    One reason why I don't reach out to find
    my Father's side of the Family! Once you open the door it's almost impossible to shut it!

  43. Im trying to go see my family roots on my mother's side of my fam

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/2ysnc6-family-reunion-in-germany

  44. Grand wizard great grandpa has a Jewish granddaughter married to an African-American, funny how that works out lmao

  45. I'm about to turn 46. I wish I could say I've aged as well as this beautiful woman. Wendy won the genetic lottery there.

  46. Should go to show the white racist.
    No matter how much you try.
    They will still want to walk in the jungle.
    Lmao!!
    Silly peckewoods!

  47. LOL this racist pig was so concerned about black being in his DNA that the last thing he probably expected was a biological daughter showing up with a black husband and mixed daughter/granddaughter. Well buddy you definitely got black in your ancestry now haha. Karma

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