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Surprise Surprise! Conjoined twin Abby Hensel from TLC’s ‘Abby & Brittany’ is married

Roommates, they look like Siamese twins Abby Hensel from TLC’s “Abby & Brittany” is a married woman as of 2021!

The “Today Show” made the discovery after obtaining marriage documents from Abby and her former U.S. Army veteran.

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My sister kept this life update on the down low! According to the media outlet, she and her husband, Josh Bowlingnow resides in Minnesota – the twins’ home state.

For context, Abby and her sister Brittany are still spouses and reportedly working as fifth-grade educators.


The conjoined twin from the reality TV show “Abby & Brittany” secretly got married to army veteran Josh Bowling. Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel first gained national attention when they appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1996. The Hensels later starred in the TLC feel-good reality series “Abby and Brittany,” which showed them driving, traveling in Europe and even riding a moped. When the series ended after one season, Abby and Brittany had just graduated from college with degrees in education. #jointtwins #abbyandbrittany #marriage #twins #sisters

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According to photos posted on Facebook by TODAY, Abby, her husband and her Siamese sister-in-law enjoy outings like “nature hikes, ice cream and snow tubing.”

However, additional details about Abby’s lifestyle as a married woman while physically attached to Brittany are unknown. Her husband Josh reportedly told TMZ that they wanted to “keep everything private” and would “not be doing any interviews.”

More details about conjoined twins Abby Hensel and Brittany

The 34-year-old twins rose to fame after appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1996.

In the 2003 documentary “Joined for Life,” their mother Patty Hensel said Brittany and Abby wanted to become mothers one day. She confirmed that the twins were capable of conceiving.

She declared, “It’s probably something that could work because these organs work for them.”

As teenager Brittany shared, “Yeah, we’re going to be moms. We haven’t yet thought about how being a mom is going to work. But we’re only 16 – we don’t need to think about that right now.

Abby and Brittany are two-headed Siamese twins. They have two spines that meet at the pelvis, meaning they share all organs below the waist. They also share a bloodstream. Abby would control their right arm and leg, while Brittany would control the left limbs.

Their health diagnosis is said to be the rarest of its kind. This happens after a fertilized egg fails to completely separate in the uterus. According to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 70 percent of conjoined twins are female. However, this only happens once in 50,000 to 60,000 births and most conjoined twins are usually stillborn.

Their parents, Patty, a registered nurse, and Mike, a carpenter, decided not to separate them after their birth in 1990. At the time, the procedure was considered incredibly risky. Doctors said there was little chance the two girls would survive the operation.

Years after their time on Oprah, the Hensels got a reality show in 2012 with TLC that depicted their daily lives. The series showed the girls driving, riding a moped, and traveling. Additionally, the twins graduated from college together, according to The Today Show.

Siamese twins apparently applaud internet reactions

Abby and Brittany have kept a low profile since their show ended, which is why news of Abby’s wedding took over social media this week.

The twins seemingly responded to backlash and questions about Abby’s married status in several TikTok videos shared on Thursday and Friday.



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Congratulations to the newlyweds !

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