Suddenly, an assistant joined the video conference. “Titus, something’s happened. Paparazzi have dug up Simone’s childhood story. They even exposed the fact that she is the biological daughter of the Grays. This will become the top trending headline.”
Titus and his team listened in shock. They immediately picked up their phones and checked the trending topics, and it was exactly as the assistant had described.
‘Simone’s Heiress‘ Identity is Revealed, But…‘
The title naturally piqued the curiosity of netizens.
Those who clicked on it were taken through Simone’s life from childhood. At a young age, she was kidnapped by human traffickers and almost sold into the mountains to be a child bride. On the way, a geomancy expert saw through the traffickers‘ plan and saved Simone and a few other kidnapped children. At that time, Simone was not claimed by her family, so the geomancy expert adopted her and
From there, she excelled in academics. Starting from school, she consistently ranked first in her grade. She even skipped several grades and entered Cebros‘ top university, majoring in geomancy and metaphysics, becoming the top student in the field.
Her academic achievements, awards, and more were all detailed.
In her senior year, she entered the entertainment industry with excellent academic results. At nineteen, she was recognized as the missing daughter of the Gray Family. It turned out she was the Gray Family’s daughter who had gone missing. Aaron and Jodie were actually Grays.
Chapter 57 No More Waiting
In the entertainment industry, they used different names. Jodie was not the biological daughter of the Gray Family but was adopted by them after Simone went missing.
It turned out that the group of elderly fans had accurately read the physiognomies.
According to common knowledge, Simone seemed to have fallen out with the Gray Family and moved out. So, the strained relationship between her and Aaron in the live broadcast was explained.
As for deeper secrets, the paparazzi had not uncovered them yet.
The Gray Family had a long–standing legacy and had intentionally kept their affairs under wraps. It was difficult to unearth any information about them. The paparazzi had only managed to dig up details through Simone’s history. They were still working tirelessly to uncover more.
In addition to this, a major influencer posted on social media. They shared the screenshot of the paternity test between Simone and the Gray Family. It was sent to their inbox, and after confirming its authenticity, they promptly posted it to ride the wave of popularity.
This influencer had strong backing and used an account that often posted major scandals, and they were not afraid to offend anyone. These revelations quickly went viral online.
Previously, there was no solid evidence regarding the cousin–sibling relationship or the claims that Simone and Aaron were true siblings. But now, with the paternity test results out, coupled with the reputation of this influential figure, everyone wholeheartedly believed it.
Aside from being astounded by the enormity of this revelation, many were also captivated by Simone’s achievements. Most admired her for her resilience in overcoming difficulties with determination.
People sympathized with her predicament and were also curious about what had transpired between Simone and the Gray Family. Why were she and her biological brother on such strained terms? Was Simone’s departure from the Gray Family true? Many speculated that the whole situation might have been instigated by Jodie.
Later in the evening, the video of Aaron and Jodie embracing resurfaced. Many suspected that Jodie might have orchestrated it. After all, they were not blood–related, and the intimacy shown in the video led to wild speculations.
Simone’s fans even went through the replays, capturing numerous other clips. From the videos, it was evident that Jodie often displayed deep affection for Aaron in front of Simone, highlighting the closeness she shared with Aaron. It seemed like a deliberate jab at her sister’s feelings.
Moreover, earlier in the day, Jodie intentionally injured her hand. People quickly found out the reason behind it. She was trying to prevent Simone from exposing their relationship.
So, while many sympathized with Simone, there was a growing number of people directing their anger toward Jodie.
Titus, upon seeing the trending topics, the influencer’s social media, and the various speculations in the comments section, not to mention the conspiracy theories, had a deeply grim expression.
He hadn’t managed his public relations properly yet, but he was already forced to face such a difficult situation. I can’t wait any longer. Thus, he called Aaron, instructing him to pass the phone to Leon.
Chapter 57 No More Waiting
Leon, still awake, answered promptly. “I haven’t made up my mind yet.”
Titus recounted the rapid spread of the news online. “We can’t wait any longer. Jo is taking the heat and being constarily criticized.”
Leon hadn’t expected the paparazzi to uncover this so quickly. Previously, when the Gray Family brothers and Jodie entered the entertainment industry, they had deliberately kept their relationship and the fact that they came from the wealthy Gray Family under wraps. The brothers even went out of their way to avoid discussing it.
So, the paparazzi had not been able to uncover their relationships for a long time. If it hadn’t been for the previous exposure of Aaron and Jodie traveling alone together, they wouldn’t have willingly revealed their sibling relationship.
The entertainment company under Reuben’s management was just a subsidiary of the larger Gray Corporation, with the mighty Gray Corporation as its backbone. Thus, obtaining the Gray Family’s paternity test was not an easy feat.
Leon couldn’t help but think of Simone.
There was silence on the line for a while. Titus urgently asked, “Have you made up your mind? Don’t you want Jo to be alright too? Exposing your relationship with Simone won’t have a huge impact on you. You’re not just a popular actor relying on social media traffic now. Plus, you have the backing of your family, which is just like the Gray Family.”
With his influential background, Leon was a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
Upon hearing Titus‘ words, Leon was brought back to reality. “But what about Simone?” he retorted.
He hesitated, biting his lip, and countered, “Have you considered the impact our relationship being exposed will have on her?”
Titus hesitated as well, clearly not having thought about this before. After a moment, he responded, “Simone has always shown strength. She has endured so much since her youth and can handle it. However, Jo, who was spoiled by the Gray Family, is sensitive and easily hurt. When the variety show airs and she discovers the online criticism, I fear she won’t be able to cope. Moreover, it all started with Simone. If she hadn’t intentionally clashed with Aaron on the show and steered the conversation in a certain direction, people wouldn’t have been so curious. It was also her so–called geomancer fans that gave the paparazzi something to dig into. So, let’s end it with her.”
He paused, then added, “I will compensate Simone. After all, she’s my biological sister.”
14:47 Wed, 29 Nov