According to an exclusive story in New Day, a new, tabloid-esque newspaper in the U.K., Kim West, 51, placed her, Ben Ford, 32, for adoption just a week after he was born. The paper says the two were brought back together when Ben sent his biological mother a letter in 2013, and have been in a romantic and sexual relationship for two years — Ben reportedly left his wife to be with his mother. As Kim told New Day, she realized the reunion was about more than a family affair when she started having “sexy dreams” about her son.
Kim and Ben don’t consider their situation to be incest. They credit their “incredible” sex life to genetic sexual attraction, a condition in which blood relatives feel sexual attraction to one another, often after meeting for the first time as adults. It’s uncommon but not unheard of — New York Magazine interviewed an 18-year-old woman last year who is in a relationship with her dad, after 12 years of estrangement. And shortly after, Jezebel ran an essay by a woman who also had been in a romantic and sexual relationship with her dad when she met him for the first time at 19.
In Kim and Ben’s case, the two told New Day they feel like they’re “like peas in a pod and meant to be together.” Before starting their life together, they met with another GSA couple for guidance and advice. While many might find their relationship to be “disgusting” or odd, Kim told New Day that when you’re “hit by a love so consuming,” you can’t just walk away from it.