While I can’t remember when I first start obsessing over conjoined twins Abby and Britany Hensel, I do know I’ve googled them several times in the past few years looking for updates. I’m psychotic like that. I think it’s possible in another life I was a stalker because I clearly have a tendency to take interests to the extreme. Luckily for you, this particular interest will result in a primer for you on everything you need to know before you watch their new TLC series Abby & Brittany tonight.
Ok, not everything. I’m not wizard, but I did my best.
Before you’re all like, “b-b-but, I was planning to watch the most fascinating PBS documentary on how the success of Downton Abbey relates the Irish Potato Famine,” shut it. You know you want to watch Abby and Brittany Hensel go through their daily life as conjoined twins. Everyone does.
Seriously, tell me you can watch this tribute video without wanting to know more. (And no, I didn’t make this. But I would marry the person who did. No questions asked.)
So here are the fun facts you should know before you start watching tonight.
1. When they turned 16, they let TLC into their home to film a documentary about their teenage years. While we learned the humdrum fact that they aren’t morning people, we also found out that they can drive. They can actually do almost everything that normal teenage girls (and now women) can do. It’s pretty impressive.
2. They have two younger siblings who are not conjoined twins. Their names are Cody and Morgan. Based on my rudimentary math skills, Cody’s 20 and Morgan’s 18. But (twist) they’re 14 and 12 in these photos that I had to screenshot on Youtube. Yes, this is the best I could do.
3. There’s a rumor out there that Brittany Hensel is married. It’s just a rumor that got started on XM radio back in 2009. So don’t feel bad about not buying her a wedding gift. Or for wondering how a marriage would work if only one of the twins got married. I’ve spent a lot of valuable time contemplating this very idea.
4. This is how their bodies are attached — and this is why they can’t ever be separated. There are way too many vital organs in common. Since they share all their reproductive organs, I naturally have many very inappropriate questions I want to ask them. I shared some of them with a friend and she responded, “you can’t write that publicly.” So I’ll refrain, but do know I have them.
5. They attended Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota and graduated this spring. As I understand it they’re about to enter their turbulent twenties and we’re going to go along for the ride as they try to figure out their life.
Watch the first episode on TLC tonight at 10 PM. Then join me tomorrow as we discuss!