Could Your Baby Turn Out Looking Like Your Ex? Research Poses F'd Up New Possibility
Your ex may be lurking...inside you.
Imagine examining your precious newborn in the delivery room: "He has your ojitos claros, my dad's nose...y las orejas de mi ex."
It may sound unbelievable, but scientists have discovered that a mother's offspring can resemble her previous partner - in fruit flies at least, reports Science Daily.
Researchers at the University of South Wales found that offspring's physical characteristics, namely size, were determined not by the biological father, but by the first male the mother mated with.
According to The Guardian, the theory is that the first partner's semen actually gets absorbed into the mother's immature eggs, lurking and becoming a part of her future children.
Don't worry, though, the study's author, Dr. Angela Crean, says they have not determined if this applies across species - yet.