Having the results of a paternity test revealed on television is never a particularly distinguished affair. But for Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, the news was probably particularly humiliating. The blonde model with whom he was tweeting during the State of the Union is not, as he apparently believed, his daughter.
Cohen revealed his relationship with Victoria Brink after a weird incident during this year's State of the Union Address. Cohen sent (and then deleted) several tweets to Brink, ending each with "ilu," short for "I love you." Thinking only of Weiner, people assumed that Cohen had inadvertently sent a private message publicly. Then Cohen revealed the truth: Brink was his daughter, the result of a dalliance with her mother several decades previously. This came as a surprise to the world at large—but especially to John Brink, the Texas businessman who raised Victoria as his daughter for her entire life.
Or so he thought. Montel Williams presumably being busy, CNN did the honors of (rather belatedly) testing Cohen's claim. The network's Miguel Marquez hauled Victoria and John Brink into a DNA clinic for tests.
In the full report, the testing begins at the 2:20 mark. Cohen also provided a DNA sample, but understandably declined to participate in the reveal. And so: