Twins Abby and Brittany Hensel share never-before-seen wedding photos

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Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel have shared new pictures of Abby's wedding to her husband.

Abby, one of the conjoined twins who captivated audiences on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996, tied the knot with Josh Bowling, a nurse and United States Army veteran.

Abby and Brittany, born as dicephalus conjoined twins, share vital organs and a bloodstream.

Abby controls their right arm and leg, while Brittany manages the left.


According to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, most dicephalus conjoined twins do not survive infancy due to cardiopulmonary malformations, making Abby and Brittany's survival and accomplishments extraordinary.

The Hensel twins, now 34, have defied the odds, earning separate degrees and living remarkable lives.

Their journey was featured in the TLC reality series Abby & Brittany, which documented their college graduation and European travels.

Public records revealed that Abby married Josh Bowling at the Jerome Event Center in Delano, Minnesota, with Rev. Sid A. Veenstra officiating the ceremony on November 13, 2021.

Abby and Josh tied the knot in 2021. Credit: mikroman6/Getty

Brittany did not serve as a witness at Abby's wedding; their sister Morgan and another guest fulfilled this role.

Despite the wedding taking place in 2021, the news only surfaced when Today.com accessed public records earlier this year.

In a recent TikTok video set to Taylor Swift’s 'But Daddy I Love Him,' Abby shared a compilation of photos from her special day, which has since amassed 3.4 million views.

The video includes four new photos featuring Abby, her husband Josh, and her sister Brittany.

The video opens with an image of Abby, Brittany, and Josh posing with a young flower girl holding a bouquet.


Another photo shows Abby and Brittany in their wedding dress, standing alongside Josh, who is dressed in a grey suit, surrounded by candles and a beautiful floral arrangement.

The final two photos, which appear to be posed shots of the trio, are not from the wedding itself.

The caption for the video simply read: “#forever.”

The Hensel twins have maintained a low profile over the past decade, focusing on their teaching careers at an elementary school in Minnesota.

"The whole world doesn't need to know who we're dating," Brittany said in the 2006 documentary Joined for Life: Abby & Brittany Turn 16, as reported by E! News. "Or what we're gonna do and everything."


In the documentary, the twins expressed their aspirations for motherhood, hinting at a future filled with possibilities.

Reflecting on their unique bond, Abby once shared: "We never wish we were separated because we would never be able to do all the things that we do now, like play softball, run, and do sports."

Their father, Mike Hensel, revealed in a 2001 interview with TIME that the family decided against separation surgery in 1990 due to the slim chances of both twins surviving the procedure.

"How could you pick between the two?" he said.

Featured image credit: Westend61/Getty

Twins Abby and Brittany Hensel share never-before-seen wedding photos

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By James Kay

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Conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel have shared new pictures of Abby's wedding to her husband.

Abby, one of the conjoined twins who captivated audiences on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996, tied the knot with Josh Bowling, a nurse and United States Army veteran.

Abby and Brittany, born as dicephalus conjoined twins, share vital organs and a bloodstream.

Abby controls their right arm and leg, while Brittany manages the left.


According to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, most dicephalus conjoined twins do not survive infancy due to cardiopulmonary malformations, making Abby and Brittany's survival and accomplishments extraordinary.

The Hensel twins, now 34, have defied the odds, earning separate degrees and living remarkable lives.

Their journey was featured in the TLC reality series Abby & Brittany, which documented their college graduation and European travels.

Public records revealed that Abby married Josh Bowling at the Jerome Event Center in Delano, Minnesota, with Rev. Sid A. Veenstra officiating the ceremony on November 13, 2021.

Abby and Josh tied the knot in 2021. Credit: mikroman6/Getty

Brittany did not serve as a witness at Abby's wedding; their sister Morgan and another guest fulfilled this role.

Despite the wedding taking place in 2021, the news only surfaced when Today.com accessed public records earlier this year.

In a recent TikTok video set to Taylor Swift’s 'But Daddy I Love Him,' Abby shared a compilation of photos from her special day, which has since amassed 3.4 million views.

The video includes four new photos featuring Abby, her husband Josh, and her sister Brittany.

The video opens with an image of Abby, Brittany, and Josh posing with a young flower girl holding a bouquet.


Another photo shows Abby and Brittany in their wedding dress, standing alongside Josh, who is dressed in a grey suit, surrounded by candles and a beautiful floral arrangement.

The final two photos, which appear to be posed shots of the trio, are not from the wedding itself.

The caption for the video simply read: “#forever.”

The Hensel twins have maintained a low profile over the past decade, focusing on their teaching careers at an elementary school in Minnesota.

"The whole world doesn't need to know who we're dating," Brittany said in the 2006 documentary Joined for Life: Abby & Brittany Turn 16, as reported by E! News. "Or what we're gonna do and everything."


In the documentary, the twins expressed their aspirations for motherhood, hinting at a future filled with possibilities.

Reflecting on their unique bond, Abby once shared: "We never wish we were separated because we would never be able to do all the things that we do now, like play softball, run, and do sports."

Their father, Mike Hensel, revealed in a 2001 interview with TIME that the family decided against separation surgery in 1990 due to the slim chances of both twins surviving the procedure.

"How could you pick between the two?" he said.

Featured image credit: Westend61/Getty