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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Downplayed when Mapleshade finds out that her mate Appledusk is two-timing her with another she-cat and has also gotten her pregnant.


* RealLife example: Vito Fossella, a Congressman from New York City, was arrested for drunk driving in Alexandria, Virginia. When a member of his Virginian SecretOtherFamily came to pick him up, guess who didn't get to run for re-election...

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* RealLife example: Vito Fossella, a Congressman from New York City, was arrested for drunk driving in Alexandria, Virginia. When a member of his Virginian SecretOtherFamily other family came to pick him up, guess who didn't he get to run for re-election...re-election.



* H.H. Holmes, often considered America's first (or at least first well known) SerialKiller and a textbook example of TheSociopath pulled this off ''two times'' by marrying three different women over the course of his life, the second while still legally married to his first wife, who he had abandoned in Vermont and filed for divorce from but never finalized. Myrta, his second wife, had a daughter with him and was completely unaware of his dual life, as was Georgiana, his third wife, who he married several years later while still legally married to Myrta. And that's not even getting into his various affairs, most of which ended when he killed his lovers in his elaborate TortureCellar.

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* H.H. Holmes, often considered America's first (or at least first well known) SerialKiller and a textbook example of TheSociopath pulled this off ''two times'' two times by marrying three different women over the course of his life, the second while still legally married to his first wife, who he had abandoned in Vermont and filed for divorce from but never finalized. Myrta, his second wife, had a daughter with him and was completely unaware of his dual life, as was Georgiana, his third wife, who he married several years later while still legally married to Myrta. And that's not even getting into his various affairs, most of which ended when he killed his lovers in his elaborate TortureCellar.

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An occupation that requires one to travel (travelling salesman, ship's officer, pilot, etc.) is a great help in pulling this off.

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* The premise of the sitcom pilot ''The Other One'': When Catherine Walcott's father dies, she finds he had a mistress, and a daughter by her also called Catherine.

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* ''ComicBook/Dynamo5'': Captain Dynamo/William Warner was not only was cheating on his wife Maddie Warner with one of his enemies (Chrysalis), but he had a daughter with Chrysalis named Cynthia. He had a second life behind his wife's back as he helped to raise Cynthia with Chrysalis. He was there at Cynthia's birth while missing Maddie Warner's award. He and Chrysalis exposed Cynthia to the same radiation that he used to gain his superpowers and he trained Cynthia to use her powers.

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* An early case on ''Series/LALaw'' was about a serial bigamist who concealed his wives from one another. He used false identities in alphabetical order and at one point the firm had tracked the wives through F. That case also introduced the infamous "Venus Butterfly".

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* In an early episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace'', the agents discover that the VictimOfTheWeek had this and that his disappearance was the first step in a plot to officially abandon his first wife and run off with the second one.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', both [[spoiler: Historia Reiss]] and [[spoiler: Reiner Braun]] learn that they were [[AMistakeIsBorn the product]] of affairs and their fathers were distant due to having legitimate families of their own. Various degrees of BastardAngst result from these revelations.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Thanks to AmnesiacDissonance, [[spoiler:Sadlygrove]] ends up worried that he's abandoned lovers and children that he even '''he''' doesn't know about.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Thanks to AmnesiacDissonance, [[spoiler:Sadlygrove]] ends up worried that he's abandoned lovers and children that he even '''he''' doesn't know even ''know'' about.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Thanks to AmnesiacDissonance, [[spoiler:Sadlygrove]] ends up worried that he's abandoned lovers and children that he even '''he''' doesn't know about.


* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did a joke about Peter having one.
** Except Peter was the ''mother''. He dressed as a stereotypical housewife and spoke in falsetto.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' did a joke about Peter having one.
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one where Peter was the ''mother''. He dressed as a stereotypical housewife and spoke in falsetto.


* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' [[spoiler: Jace was unaware of Sebastian's existence, which led him to believe that he was Valentine's real son.]] [[spoiler: Also Clary's father and brother.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' [[spoiler: Jace was unaware of Sebastian's existence, which led him to believe that he was Valentine's real son.]] [[spoiler: Also son and Clary's blood brother. However, Sebastian spent his whole childhood knowing about Jace, but neither he nor his father knew about his sister Clary, and brother.]]vice versa.]]


* The 1953 film ''The Bigamist''.

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* The As made obvious by the title, the 1953 film ''The Bigamist''.''Film/TheBigamist''.


* A legionnaire in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' had to transfer far away from both of his usual postings when the wife in post A learned about the wife in post B.

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* A legionnaire in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' quips that he had to transfer far away from both of his usual postings when the wife in post A learned about the wife in post B.


* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Several years after John's death, Sam and Dean discovered that John had a third son that he would periodically visit while he left them in a motel while he supposedly was on a hunting trip. Seeing the effect that hunting had on Sam and Dean, John wanted Adam to have a chance at a normal life, but it didn't work. [[Spoiler:Adam and his mother were killed by ghouls who wanted revenge, but couldn't get it because John had already died.]]

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Several years after John's death, Sam and Dean discovered that John had a third son that he would periodically visit while he left them in a motel while he supposedly was on a hunting trip. Seeing the effect that hunting had on Sam and Dean, John wanted Adam to have a chance at a normal life, but it didn't work. [[Spoiler:Adam [[spoiler:Adam and his mother were killed by ghouls who wanted revenge, but couldn't get it because John had already died.]]

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