This article was originally published on Kueez
Without a doubt, there is a special bond that develops between siblings, one that is even stronger between identical twins. Some of them actually feel each other's pain and others, as wild as it sounds, can simply communicate without saying a word. This is the truth for the Deane twin sisters, who are so alike, most people cannot tell them apart. They wear matching outfits, work at the same place, and married identical twin brothers. It is quite possibly the most unlikely love story in history and this is how it all happened! Don't forget to read until the end where the sisters have a special surprise to share!
1. Growing Up Identical
Brittany and Briana Deane are identical twin sisters from Salt Lake City, Utah. Like many identical twins, their parents dressed them in matching outfits, they took an interest in the same hobbies, and they shared their lives. The twins always went to the same schools, even through college.
Throughout their lives, each major milestone was double the fun because they did everything together. They celebrated everything from getting their driver's licenses to big birthdays together. Brittany and Briana were happy to live like this because they say they are "two halves of a whole."
2. Sisters Sharing The Same Life
Brittany and Briana enjoyed the so-called "twin culture" as they grew up. If you quickly scroll through their Instagram, it is like every picture has the mirror filter on it because they still look identical to this day. Whenever one got a haircut, the other would get the same thing.
The twins could never see themselves living without the other, which is why they always had plans to live together forever. They said that living as twins in childhood is easy, but as adults, it is harder to stay together. Their goal was never to be far apart, and they had a plan.
3. Dreams Of Meeting Their Identical Husbands
Since the girls wanted to be in relationships while staying close with each other, they dreamt of meeting identical twin brothers. It was essential to Brittany and Briana because other identical twins would understand their bond better.
For as long as they could remember, this was always their dream, but it was easier said than done. There was still the possibility that one twin would fall in love while the other didn't. It was a risk they were willing to take in their search for husbands.
4. They Have Only Been Apart Once
While they grew up and rarely spent any time apart, Brittany and Briana were separated once. When they went to law school, the girls chose different universities, and it was the first time they felt lonely. After this experience, they never wanted to be apart again.
After law school, the sisters got jobs at the same law firm and lived together. However, as they started to get older, their dream of marrying identical twins seemed less possible.
5. Their Chances To Meet Identical Twin Brothers Was Rare
Brittany and Briana understood that it would be rare to find identical twin brothers who also wanted to marry twin sisters, but they weren't giving up on the dream just yet. They believed that fate would be in their favor to find the men of their dreams.
To increase their chances of finding twin husbands, the sisters frequently posted on their Instagram page and attended events for identical twins. At first, they were struggling and losing hope, until one twin convention in 2017 changed their lives forever.
6. Fate Brought These Brothers Into Their Lives
In 2017, the twin sisters attended a twin convention in none other than Twinsburg, Ohio. The girls couldn't believe their eyes when they spotted a pair of identical twin brothers across the room, but they were too far away to approach them.
Brittany and Briana said that they spotted these two handsome men while they were sitting on the bleachers, and they watched as the twins walked around the gym floor. It was hard to take their eyes off of the dashing set of identical twins.
7. The Start Of Their Fairytale Life
The festival in Ohio went on for several days, but Brittany and Briana didn't talk to the brothers until the last night of the event. The girls finally got a chance to meet Josh and Jeremy Salyer, who were two years older than them.
Brittany said things seemed to move in slow motion when she spotted Josh and Jeremy. It was like all the stars were aligning for them to meet each other. While Brittany bonded with Josh, Briana and Jeremy hit it off.
8. The Brothers Also Wanted Identical Wives
Little did the Deane twins know, Josh and Jeremy also had the same goal to marry identical twins. The brothers are from Hagerstown, Maryland, and they promised each other that they wouldn't fall in love unless it were with identical twins.
While the chances of these sets of twins meeting were low, the universe brought them all together. Like the sisters, Josh and Jeremy were also very close and wanted to continue sharing life experiences with identical twins.
9. They Had A Lot In Common Because Of The Twin Connection
Right from the start, Brianna, Brittany, Josh, and Jeremy all had so much in common because they grew up in similar twin situations. Their double-dates were incredible, and they all bonded quickly. Although it was moving fast, they knew that this was meant to be.
The two couples found it easy to relate to one another because they all shared similar challenges when dating what they call "singletons" or non-twins. While the sets of twins lived on different sides of the country, dating felt natural and comfortable.
10. Making Things Official
It didn't take long before Jeremy and Josh decided they wanted to propose to the Deane twins. Like everything else they did in life, the brothers would pop the question at the same time. They even invited Inside Edition to film the proposal because it was such a unique story.
They Salyer twins planned a special night at a hotel in Twin Lakes, Virginia, and made the setting very romantic. The brothers knew that the girls did everything together, so they would want to be proposed to at the same time.
11. Double Proposals, Double The Romance
Jeremy and Josh got to the hotel early and decorated a private area with candles, rose petals, and turned on the fireplace. They created a large heart out of candles and stood in the middle as the girls entered the room. Simultaneously, the brothers got down on one knee and popped the question.
Obviously, the rings had to match like everything else the girls wore. The rings were infinity signs made out of diamonds, and the girls called them their "twinfinity rings." As the girls were still in shock about the proposal, their families surprised them with a special dinner to celebrate the same night.
12. A Viral Sensation
Once Inside Edition posted the proposal, it quickly racked up over three million views. The video got so much attention that executives at TLC reached out to the newly engaged couples. They proposed a TLC special called Our Twinsane Wedding to document the entire event.
The 40-minute TLC special would document how the couple met, their wedding planning, and their plans after they get married. The couples were so excited to have such a special opportunity, and this would mean their special day would be saved on video forever.
13. Twice Upon A Time... Because One Is Not In Their Vocabulary
Like everything else in their life, Briana and Brittany had a clear vision of what they wanted their wedding to look like. It was going to be a double wedding because that only made sense for their twin-vision. They wanted their wedding to reflect the fairytale story of their lives, so the theme was "Twice upon a time."
Brittany and Briana said the wedding planning went smoothly, and it was easy for them to agree on the details. They have the same taste, so finding things they liked was a snap. The twins had been planning this day in their heads for most of their lives, and it came to life exactly as they dreamed.
14. Wedding Planning Woes
Although the twins were in sync with their wedding plan vision, some things were challenging because their fiancees lived across the country. The wedding was being planned where they met in Twinsburg, Ohio, so it was hard to prepare everything across state lines.
The Deane twins lived in Utah, and the Salyer twins lived in Maryland, so they had to trust that everything would come together as they wanted. While there were some hiccups in the planning, the couples managed to plan a fantastic wedding.
15. Wedding Day Jitters
On the day of the wedding, Brittany and Briana were so excited to marry the men of their dreams. It was extra special that they got to share this event too. The girls wore matching bridal robes as they got ready with all their best friends as bridesmaids.
The twins made sure to document the entire day from start to finish, and it was filmed for the TLC special. After months of planning, their "Twinsane" wedding was coming to life. The morning of the wedding, the girls woke up with butterflies in their stomachs, but they couldn't have been more excited about this new chapter in their lives.
16. A Twinsane Wedding To Remember
Like most outfits in their lives, the twins wore matching wedding dresses, earrings, and veils. It was hard to tell them apart on the big day, and their husbands also wore matching tuxes. The wedding took place on August 4, 2018, in Twinsburg, Ohio, where they met.
Twin ministers officiated the wedding, and it turned out to be everything they had dreamed. After talking about this day for so long, the couples couldn't believe the day had come and gone in the blink of an eye.
17. Their Bond Is Something Most People Don't Understand
Earlier in their lives, both sets of twins had dated non-twins. They call these people "singletons," and those people never understood the twin bond. It is hard to describe the bond between twins unless you are a twin, but it is something you can't find anywhere else.
The people they dated in the past thought it was odd that the sisters wanted to raise their kids together. When the Salyer twins came into their lives, it was magical because they finally found people who understood them. The girls called Josh and Jeremy, their "twin princes."
18. People Criticize Their Relationships
After the TLC special aired, the girls received positive and negative feedback. There were a lot of questions about their relationship, especially how things worked with their husbands. The most asked question was if they ever switched partners because they look the same.
Although there were a lot of judgmental comments, Jeremy told Fox News that many people sent them warm wishes. The couples know it is not a normal situation, so they don't mind talking about their relationships. They often post Q&As on their Instagram story so that people can understand them better.
19. Twinning On Their Honeymoon
After the magical wedding, the twins decided to spend their honeymoon together. While it seems unconventional to have a double honeymoon, it was the right choice for them. The newlyweds vacationed on Prince Edward Island off the coast of eastern Canada.
For anyone wondering, the couples stayed at the same resort, but they had separate rooms. The girls said in an interview that they had been exhausted from all the wedding planning and filming for the special, so it was nice to have some downtime finally.
20. They Know It's Unconventional
The couples receive a lot of questions about their relationships, and they do understand that it is unconventional. Brianna said that they are an eccentric group, but they are comfortable with their lifestyle and try not to focus on what other people say.
When the couples receive questions about switching partners or things that make them uncomfortable, they try to answer as politely as possible because it is a unique situation. They also love to hear that people watched their TLC special because it was such an important day for them to share.
21. Have They Ever Mixed Each Other Up?
One of the top questions the couples get asked is if they ever mix each other up. Luckily, when the couples met, Josh and Jeremy gravitated towards different sisters, so there was no jealousy between them. However, people still wonder if they kiss the wrong person. They said it has never happened.
Jeremy and Josh have no problems telling the girls apart because they have gotten to know them so well, so some things distinguish them. They think it's strange that people assume they would mix up their wives. While they are identical twins, it is still easy to tell them apart.
22. They Share Special Traditions
The couples do pretty much everything together, especially now that they are married. They developed annual traditions together throughout their two years of marriage. On Valentine's Day, the couples watch the proposal video together, and luckily, it was recorded by Inside Edition.
The couples also attend the annual Twin's Day festival every year. It is a special event for them because it takes place where they met and got married. Briana and Brittany have been attending since 2011, so it only seemed natural to continue this tradition once they got married.
23. The Couples Live In One House
Before they got married, the Deane twins were living in Utah while the Salyer twins live in Maryland. After the wedding, the couples moved into one big house together. While this may seem bizarre to other people, it was the right choice for them so that they could raise their family together.
When people find out they all live in the same house, they think it is crazy. Despite people's opinions, Brittany and Briana couldn't imagine living their lives any other way. The couples found a gorgeous house in Virginia and knew it would be the perfect place to start their lives together.
24. They Always Wanted To Start Families At The Same Time
During the TLC special, Brittany and Briana openly discussed their desires to raise a family together. Before they got married, both couples agreed that they wanted to live under the same roof so they could raise one big family.
Not only did the girls want to raise their family together, but the girls also wanted to get pregnant at the same time. While this would take careful planning, the couples knew they could make it happen and coordinate things correctly.
25. Their Parent's Were Uncertain Of The Future
While the girls were so sure of their futures, the Deane twins' mother was a bit skeptical. Although Debra Deane supports her daughter's decisions, she didn't understand how raising a family together would work out. She didn't want her children to be disappointed if they couldn't get pregnant at the same time.
Debra also questioned how the discipline would work if they all lived in the same house. How would the children understand the difference between mom and aunt or dad and uncle? While the twins could tell each other apart, a baby might struggle.
26. Their Children Will Be As Genetically Close As Siblings
Speaking of babies, people had many questions about what their children would look like and if they would also have twins. Briana and Jeremy's child would be the cousin of Brittany and Josh's child; however, the children would genetically be closer to siblings.
Identical twins come from one fertilized embryo, so they share the same DNA. This means that their children will have very similar genetic makeup with a few differences. Knowing that their children will be more like siblings was so exciting for the couples.
27. They Both Want Large Families
At the end of the TLC special, the newlyweds were asked about their future plans. The Salyer couples said that they wanted to start planning for a family, and they both want to have a set of twins born on the same day. That seems like a challenging task.
Briana and Brittany want to have large families, and they are doing everything they can to fulfill this dream. Brittany also said that they want to feel like the mother of each other's children.
28. They Refused To Be Pregnant At Separate Times
Since they were born, the Deane twins have done everything together, and pregnancy wouldn't be different. The sisters told TLC that they didn't want to be pregnant at different times because they wouldn't look alike for the first time in their lives, and that would be too hard for them.
Brittany said that if she got pregnant without her sister or vice versa, they wouldn't be mirror images of each other. Also, if they got pregnant at the same time, it would be comforting to go through the process together.
29. Big News!
Then, the impossible happened. Almost like a miracle, the twins got pregnant, and they announced their baby news in the summer of 2020. The couples posed in a Baywatch themed photoshoot because they were now on "baby watch."
Everyone was so excited that they were finally pregnant. In the post, the twins wrote that their children would be more like siblings genetically, and they couldn't wait to meet them. It is still unknown if they are each having twins or the same gender, but they are happy to have healthy little ones.
30. Excited To Meet Their Children
The couples have been posting special pictures to document their pregnancy. The couples shared a recent photo in honor of Labor day to share their current pregnancy cravings. Right now, the girls are craving gum, pickles, and starburst.
Throughout their pregnancy, the girls will be posting updates about their growing bumps, cravings, and life updates. It will definitely be interesting to see how things progress and start to change in the coming months.
31. Going Through Pregnancy Together
Ever since they started thinking about having children, it was a dream for the sisters to be pregnant at the same time. When they got positive pregnancy tests, the girls were thrilled that they would get to share this unforgettable experience together.
Although many people thought it would be impossible, the twins never gave up on their dreams. When people said that finding twin husbands would be impossible, they didn't stop dreaming. They are already thinking about what bedtime stories to share with their children.
32. Gaining A Large Fan Base
Over time, the couple has amassed quite the following on Instagram. They are always sharing updates and mirror-image pictures of their lives with their 81,100 followers. When the couple announced their engagement, posted wedding photos, and announced their pregnancy, their followers sent so many positive comments.
After their pregnancy announcement, many people were wondering if the babies are going to be "singletons," but only time will tell for that one. Their fan base continues to grow, and people are interested in following along with their extraordinary lives.
33. Will They Return To TV?
During a recent interview with Fox News, the twins shared that they might want to return to TV someday. It was so much fun for them to film their wedding special, and they are open to sharing parts of their lives with the world.
Josh said that another TV special was unlikely, but they wouldn't be opposed to the offer. Since the twins are pregnant, the couples have thought that another special would be possible. However, if they don't get a TV special, they will continue to share their lives on Instagram.
34. Locked Down In The Same House While Pregnant
While the couples have been focusing on their pregnancy, they have been in lockdown together during the global pandemic. As they live in the same house, it has been easier to enjoy their pregnancies.
The couples have matching masks to keep up with their win theme, and they said things have been going well in quarantine. They also posted to their Instagram that they wouldn't want to be under a stay at home order with anyone else.
35. Life Is About To Get Crazier
Since the girls are both pregnant, life is about to get a lot more hectic. They are starting to plan for the babies, and the sisters are excited to make matching nurseries. The girls will be going to doctors appointments together and sharing this journey.
As this new chapter begins in their lives, the couples can't wait to see where life will take them. Even if they aren't each having twins, the couples will be happy with two healthy babies to grow their family.