Conjoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Clap Back At ‘Loud’ Comments After Wedding

Abby and Brittany Hensel with Josh Bowling.
Credit: Facebook & TLC

Since news of conjoined twin Abby Hensel’s marriage has broken, the sisters have clapped back at the ‘loud’ comments from online trolls. 

Abby and Brittany are dicephalic parapagus twins, with each having a separate heart, stomach, spine, pair of lungs and spinal cord.

Their lives have been heavily covered in popular media, with the pair making headlines in 1996 after appearing on Oprah.

They’ve even had their own reality TV show and appeared on numerous programmes.

Although they have to battle the complications of being a conjoined twin, they haven’t let it stop them – they’ve passed their driver’s license test, graduated college and become teachers.

And now it’s been revealed Abby has tied the knot – resulting in the sisters speaking out…

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Abby and Brittany have previously explained how they refuse to let their unusual relationship hold them back.

The twins said in an eight-part series (via ABC): “People have been curious about us since we were born, for obvious reasons.

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

Abby and Brittany Hensel.
The twins have been ‘raised to believe we could do anything we wanted to do’. Credit: TLC

One thing the pair both want is to start a family, as revealed in the documentary Joined for Life: Abby & Brittany Turn 16. 

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

Their mum pitched in, adding: “That is probably something that could work because those organs do work for them.”

But while they’ve been open about their dreams, they’ve stressed they don’t want the world to know every detail about their personal lives.

“The whole world doesn’t need to know who we’re dating or what we’re gonna do and everything,” Brittany said.

Abby and Brittany Hensel with Josh Bowling.
The twins have clapped back at the ‘loud’ comments from online trolls. Credit: Facebook

This week, though, we’ve been granted a rare glimpse into the twin’s private lives, as Today confirms that Abby wed her husband Josh Bowling in 2021.

But news of the marriage didn’t prompt universal acceptance from the public…

People have taken to social media and questioned the legal side of the marriage.

One person asked: “How does this unfold legally? Since they are two people married to one man, who is on the marriage certificate?”

The resurgence in the twin’s online attention has led them to address their viral fame.

Abby and Brittany Hensel with Josh Bowling.
News of Abby Hensel’s wedding has gone viral. Credit: Facebook

The twins have taken to TikTok to address the ‘loud’ comments about Abby’s marriage, while even clapping back at some of the haters.

People are loving Brittany and Abby’s unapologetic attitude, with one person writing: “I feel like I grew up with you guys! I’m 34 and watched you years ago and was obsessed! Much love I’m glad to see you both so happy.”

Another adds: “I don’t know why people are hating.”

Somebody else put it: “As long as y’all are happy nothing else matters!”

Brittany and Abby captioned a TikTok video showing various ancient sculptures of conjoined twins: “The internet is extra LOUD today. We have always been around.”

@abbyandbrittanyhensel The internet is extra LOUD today. We have always been around ❤️#abbyandbrittanyhensel #happy #love #lovestory #marriage ♬ Real Love Baby – Father John Misty

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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.