A few days ago I did a post on British soaps Brookside and Hollyoaks that contained brothers and sisters in incestuous relationships. Now I bring to your attention “cousins” who locked lips last year in Port Charles and some other soaps that contained incestuous pairings.
Guiding Light did the kissing cousins couple first in 2004 with Tammy and Jonathan known as “Jammy.” Surprisingly they became a major couple on the show and a fan favorite!
On German soap, amply titled Verbotene Liebe (which means Forbidden Love) their major couple for the first years of the soap were twins Jan Brandner and Julia von Anstetten. After being separated by their parents at birth, they ultimately find and fall in love with each other.
Drama, drama, drama! With a name like Forbidden Love, what do you expect? This soap opera is one of the most popular in Germany and has won many accolades for its sobering portrayal of controversial issues like drug abuse, alcoholism, rape, homophobia, incest and adultery.
Is incest best for General Hospital’s kissing cousins?
I guess not as these cousins turned out to not be related. But it was pretty hot while it lasted.
On General Hospital last summer, cousins Michael and Kiki couldn’t stay away from each other no matter how hard they tried. The fact that they were first cousins wasn’t getting in the way of their attraction to each other although they both knew it was wrong. Then Brad caught them kissing in the hospital room where they both were to get tested as possible donors for Danny. Then slimy Brad used what he saw to try to get Michael to sleep with him! How far would Michael and Kiki go to keep their attraction a secret? It definitely didn’t go as far as Michael actually sleeping with another man although he’s straight.
Kiki and Michael first met when Kiki was dating Michael’s half brother Morgan. Kiki and Michael’s initial relationship was rocky but they grew closer when Michael told her about being raped in prison and that they both had biological fathers that had been absent from their lives and had recently returned. Just as they began to grow feelings for each other they learned that they were cousins.
Morgan rushed Kiki to the alter before she could find out she wasn’t related to Michael. At Morgan and Kiki’s wedding party few weeks after the two eloped, Sonny reveals that Morgan knew that Michael and Kiki were not cousins before the marriage and the two separated due to Morgan’s lie. Michael and Kiki, now able to be together, agreed to begin a relationship even though it will hurt Morgan.
Enjoy all these guilty pleasure soaps!