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28th Mar 2024

Conjoined twin and reality TV star Abby Hensel is now married

Nina McLaughlin


It has been revealed that conjoined twin and reality TV star Abby Hensel is now married.

In documents obtained by Today, it was confirmed that Hensel married back in 2021.

She married army veteran and nurse Josh Bowling, and the pair live in Minnesota.

Abby and her sister Brittany first rose to fame after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey show back in 1996.

They later went on to have their own show, called Abby and Brittany, which chronicled their travels around Europe.

The sisters are dicephalus conjoined twins, which means they share a bloodstream and have the same organs from below the waist. Abby has control of the right side of the body, and Brittany the left.

Born back in 1990, the duo’s parents decided against separation surgery after doctors said there was little chance they would both survive.

In a 2003 documentary, the Hensels opened up about their plans for their future, and that they want to have children.

“That is probably something that could work because those organs do work for them,” their mum Patty said.

“Yeah, we’re going to be mums,” Brittany added. “We haven’t thought about how being moms is going to work yet. But we’re just 16 — we don’t need to think about that right now.”