A set of identical twin sisters who married identical twin brothers now plan to move in together and even have synchronized pregnancies.
When Josh and Jeremy Salyers, 35, met Brittany and Briana Deane, 33, they called it a “double fairytale,” and they now hope to raise their families together.
The couples met when they all attended a festival for twins in Ohio in August 2017 and say it was pretty much love at first sight.
The loved-up duos claim they had an instant connection and now Briana has married Jeremy, while her sister Brittany married Josh.
“We want to have twins and we want them to be born on the same day. I know that’s four babies,” Briana’s husband Jeremy said on the show.
“We’ll be raising our families together as well, that’s something we are all on the same page too.”
Brittany points out on the program, which documents their wedding preparations, that their future children will be closer than typical cousins, thanks to their unusual genes.
“Because genetically, if you think about it, it’s like mind-blowing. Our children will be genetic siblings,” she explained.
“So they’ll be cousins in theory, but they’ll be genetic siblings because we share DNA, and they have the same DNA,” she added.
The blond sisters are both attorneys at the same law firm and say they couldn’t bear it if they fell pregnant at separate times, as they share everything together.
They got the same exam results throughout school and said they “felt loneliness for the first time” when they parted to go to separate law colleges.
“If she [Brittany] was pregnant I would prefer being pregnant too. Being pregnant at different times would be difficult especially with the physical changes that happen,” Briana said.
“So if I was pregnant and Brittany wasn’t, I imagine I would look
very different… That would be so hard. We’d be different weights, we
would look different, our bodies would be experiencing different
things,” she added.
“So what, am I going to go out and gain 30 pounds on purpose or wear a pregnancy cushioning?” Brittany joked.
“We won’t be taking that many pictures that year,” to which Brittany replied: “Hopefully we won’t have to go through that!” Briana laughed.
Even their parents, who are in full support of the romances, said they have wondered what life will be like when two couples have kids.
“I like to think about their families and what their life might be like. If they end up with one child, do they have four parents?” Brittany and Briana’s mom, Debra Deane, said.
“How will discipline work? Recognizing mom versus aunt and dad versus uncle. It’ll be interesting that phase,” she added.
Josh admitted that some people react negatively when they hear about how the couples hope to raise their kids together.
“Everyone is OK with the whole twin relationship and twins marrying twins, but when we start discussing raising a family together and living together,” he said.
“They think it is really out of the ordinary and weird that we’d want to do that,” to which Josh replied: “It’s our life and this is what we want to do,” Jeremy chimed in.
The girls admitted that when they eventually have kids with Josh and Jeremy, that they will consider themselves a “mum” of the other sister’s children too.
“That was something always in the back of our minds dating singleton men. There wasn’t that understanding of what happens when there’s children,” Briana said.
“I’m going to feel like I’m also the mother of Brittany’s children and she’ll feel like she’s also the mother of my children.”
Brittany and Briana are so close that they even often share a bed, wear matching clothes and like to always be touching.
“Some people hold hands, we hold feet… It’s just something we do whenever we’re sitting next to each other,” Brittany said.
So it comes as no surprise that they had the same taste in men when they grew up.
“When we were little we were always best friends… We like making sure that we match as much as possible,” Briana said.
“Brittany and I are mirror-image identical twins, which means that whatever one does on one side the other does or has on the other side. The good news is that we’ve finally found identical twin brothers who we’ve fallen in love with and we’re going to marry them,” she added.
When they tied the knot in a ceremony with the theme of Twice Upon a Time, the close sisters fittingly wore identical dresses while the brothers sported matching tuxedos.
Josh said the brothers had always thought that if they didn’t find twin women to marry they wouldn’t get married at all.
“It’s just a bond and understanding that you couldn’t find anywhere else,” he said.
Briana, who described the boys as the “twin princes,” said: “Everything had to line up. Neither of them can be married, neither of us can be married, the same age, everyone’s attracted.
“There’s a lot of elements that have to make the stars to align for it to work out.”
Brittany admitted that as they got into their 30s, they had started to wonder if their dream of marrying twins was unrealistic.
Josh agreed, and said: “We [feel] really lucky that we found them. To find the woman of your dreams and she has a twin sister for my twin brother.”
Both boys said they thankfully gravitated toward a different twin and they paired off in birth order, calling themselves the “A twin” or the “B twin.”
Josh admitted that they are constantly asked if they switch partners romantically.
“The question always comes up whether we’ve mixed them up or kissed the wrong one. No, that has not happened,” he said.
“Our response is that we think that is weird that that is what you would think,” Brittany added.
Brittany said she can’t believe she and her sister got their fairytale ending and gushed about having such a close bond with her twin.
“I love just about everything [about her]. I like Briana for completing me. I don’t know what I do without her,” she said.
The feeling was mutual with Briana, who said: “There’s an energy Brittany doesn’t have when she is by herself, and I don’t have when I’m not with her.”
“Being an identical twin is the closest thing to magic that anyone could possess I think. It’s like having a built-in support system. A soulmate,” Brittany said.