Conjoined Twin Abby Hensel Got Married And Now Everyone Is Asking The Same Thing

People have all been left with the same question after finding out that conjoined twin Abby Hensel has got married.
Credit: TLC

After finding out that conjoined twin Abby Hensel has got married, people have all been left with the same question…

Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel went viral in 1996 after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

They went on to star in their own reality TV show, titled Abby & Brittany, on TLC in 2012.

In recent years, little has been heard from the two sisters – until earlier this week it was revealed that Abby had tied the knot.

And now, everyone is asking the same question…

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Abby and Brittany were born fused at the torso, with separate spinal cords, brains, and hearts.

The twins share a bloodstream and their organs are located below the waist, with Abby controlling the right and Brittany controlling the left side of their body.

When the twins were born, doctors confirmed to parents that separating them could result in one of the twins losing their life.

“How could you pick between the two?” Mike (the twins’ father) said, during a 2001 interview with Time magazine.

Abby and Brittany Hensel.
The twins were a viral sensation in their younger years. Credit: TLC

The twins have not allowed their unusual relationship to hold them back, graduating from Bethel University in 2012.

In recent years, they have been working as teachers at an elementary school in their home state.

“People have been curious about us since we were born, for obvious reasons,” the twins said in the first episode of the eight-part series, according to ABC.

“But our parents never let us use that as an excuse. We were raised to believe we could do anything we wanted to do.”

Despite opening their lives up to the cameras in a series of documentaries and reality shows, the twins have kept out of the spotlight in recent years.

Abby and Brittany Hensel.
The twins have stepped away from the limelight in recent years. Credit: TLC

Brittany said in the documentary Joined for Life: Abby & Brittany Turn 16: “The whole world doesn’t need to know who we’re dating or what we’re gonna do and everything.”

They did, however, reveal they would like to start a family one day.

“Yeah, we’re going to be mums,” Brittany said in the documentary. “We haven’t thought about how being mums is going to work yet.”

Their mum Patty shared: “That is probably something that could work because those organs do work for them.”

And this week, it’s been confirmed that the twins have taken a big step in their journey towards motherhood.

Abby and Brittany Hensel with Josh Bowling.
The twins are keen to start a family one day. Credit: Facebook

Today confirms that Abby wed her husband Josh Bowling in 2021!

The couple posted a TikTok showing off several photos from their special day, and their Facebook profile picture suggests a wedding photo.

As per Bowling’s X (formerly Twitter) profile, which is linked to his Facebook account, he is a: “Christian, father, husband, veteran, and occasional gamer.”

In the wake of the news about this marriage, many people on the internet have one major question…

Abby and Brittany Hensel with Josh Bowling.
Abby Hensel reportedly married her husband in 2021. Credit: Facebook

People on Reddit have started to question the legal side of the marriage, with one user writing: “How does this unfold legally? Since they are two people married to one man, who is on the marriage certificate?”

Another person questions: “Not gonna lie, for some reason, I was expecting there to be two guys.

“Having only one guy makes it more confusing. What if they fight? What if one husband/wife set wants to divorce and the other doesn’t?”

At the time of writing, the twins and Bowling have not yet addressed the legal questions surrounding the marriage.

Either way, it seems it works for them!

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.