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Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel answer question everyone wants to know about their lives

Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel answer question everyone wants to know about their lives

The question has been doing the rounds since Abby tied the knot in 2021

Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel revealed whether or not they want to have children.

The Hensel sisters, now 34, are dicephalic parapagus twins, with each twin having their own head and nervous system but sharing all of the organs below the waist.

Abby and Brittany's rare physiology has seen a significant amount of media attention, leading to the girls featuring on Oprah Winfrey Show as children and even having their own reality show Abby & Brittany on TLC in 2012.

Despite needing co-ordination to perform tasks such as driving, running and swimming the sisters have managed to live fulfilling lives.

Abby and Brittany are both teachers at a local school in Minnesota.

Abby even got married recently, tying the knot with her partner nurse and US Army veteran Josh Bowling in 2021.

The nature of Abby and Josh's marriage has naturally led to questions from curious people across the internet, with several people wondering if the sisters could have children.

"That is probably something that could work because those organs do work for them," Abby and Brittany's mum, Patty, explained in the documentary titled Joined For Life in 2003.

"Yeah, we're going to be moms," Brittany agreed, adding that the whole world 'doesn't need to know' the intimate moments of their life.

Abby married Josh Bowling in 2021 (Facebook/Britt and Abby)
Abby married Josh Bowling in 2021 (Facebook/Britt and Abby)

"The whole world doesn't need to know who we are seeing, what we are doing and when we are going to do it. But believe me, we are totally different people," she said.

"Yeah, we are going to be moms one day, but we don't want to talk about how it's going to work yet." Abby added.

If they do decide to become mothers one day, then they'd become the first female dicephalic twins to do so, Hello Magazine reports.

Having children isn't the only part of Abby's marriage to Josh which has raised questions from curious people on the internet, with one person even taking to Reddit to ask about Brittany's legal rights following the union.

A family lawyer further clarified the situation, explaining that it is theoretically possible for Brittany to marry someone else in the future.

"One of the twins will be the legal spouse as far as the state is concerned. So it is theoretically possible that the other twin could someday decide to marry a different person, a family lawyer wrote.

"But given the way they have had to harmonise their entire lives, I imagine they would find it easier to stick to being married to just one person."

Featured Image Credit: TLC/ Facebook

Topics: TV, Sex and Relationships