Do you remember Abigail and Brittany of TLC reality show Abby and Brittany? If you have watched the show then it must have been on your favorite list. The show documented day to day life of these extraordinary twins. Abby and Brittany are twins with one body. Due to their unique body shape, they have faced a lot of difficulties in their life. But instead of bowing down they made it their strength and emerged as champions. We have documented the inspiring life journey of these two unique twins that began from their astounding ends at their present. You will also come across some surprising lesser-known facts about the two.
Conjoined Twins, Not Always Good
They are one other’s best half in the real sense. The girls control each half of the body. Abby and Brittany control the one arm and leg of their body. So, in order to stand, walk and picking things up they need each other’s support. Usually, it does not pose any problem to them but sometimes it gets really irking. There have been instances when Abby wanted to have a walk and Brittany preferred sitting on the couch. And sometimes, Brittany wanted to sleep early but Abby had no plans to go to bed. These differences made Abby demand something that was the least expected.
When Abby’s Demand Hurt Britty
If we talk about the health then it is Brittany who has always been prone to several diseases. Brittany has the tendency of catching cold frequently and twice was she diagnosed with pneumonia. The ill condition of Brittany would also force Abby to stay on the bed the whole time. Once irked by this the agitated demanded surgical separation that used to make Brittany cry. But as they grew up Abby became more sensitive and understanding. She said “We never wish we were separated — because we would never be able to do all the things that we do now … like play softball, run and do sports.”
One Heart, Two Minds
Interestingly, Though Abby and Brittany have one body, both of them are controlled by their own mind. Consequently, the two have different hobbies, for instance, whereas Abby excels in mathematics, Brittany loves to write a lot. The good thing is that the duo never interferes in each other’s likings.
The duo controls each half part of their body respectively. The two girls control one leg and an arm of each part of their body. So in order to stand, walk or picking anything up, there should be the consent of both the girls. Usually, it does not pose any problem to them but sometimes it gets really irking. There have been instances when Abby wanted to have a walk and Brittany preferred sitting on the couch.
Their physical outlook is different too. Abby is taller than the Britty. Whereas Abby stands at 5 feet 2 inches, Brittany has the height of 4 feet 10 inches. Another thing that distinguishes them is their walking style. While walking Abby has her feet pressed on the ground on the other side, Brittany takes the help of her tiptoe. The difference in their walking style is quite visible. Some even think that they are walking lame. But that’s not the case here.
The two have different choices but what is common in their list of priorities is education. After completing their high school education in 2008. After that, the duo has done their graduation from Bethel University in education. Their school life was not easy by any mean. Both the twins had their interest in different concentrations in their major. It was not the studies that proved challenging but the extra coursework that included physical activities and many more.
There is some perk of being conjoined with some drawbacks. Brittany Hensel explained that they had to give written driving test twice and had to clear supervised test couple of times in a line. The twins have divided the responsibility of driving the car. On the one hand, Abby handles all activity of right of the driver seat, Brittany takes charge of the left side. Their mother once said “I don’t know what would happen if they got pulled over for speeding. Would they each get a ticket or just Abby because it’s her foot on the accelerator?”
No doubt the twins have many friends but what about love? The two very much believe in love. Bot the sisters are looking for their prince charming! They want to have a family and kids. Though having one body they have different choices and it goes about their crushes too. Despite their conjoined fate, they want to get married to different men and have their own family. They know there is someone who is meant only for them. Their father Mike says on their daughters’ dream of getting married someday “They’re good-looking girls. They’re witty. They’ve got everything going for them, except, “they’re together.”