US Army veteran secretly married one of the girls from TLC show


Two girls who share the same body have some new details that have been uncovered about their lives.

Abby and Brittany Hensel were first brought into the national spotlight at six years old when they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996.

The sisters share all their organs from the waist down, including the intestine, bladder, and reproductive organs.

Known as Dicephalic parapagus twins, they have separate hearts and stomachs, one pair of arms, and one pair of legs.

The two are now 34 years old and still together but, Abby was secretly married according to public records obtained by TODAY.

The records indicate she secretly married Josh Bowling, a nurse and army veteran, in 2021.

News of the marriage never circulated since Abby and Brittany have stayed out of the spotlight since their one season of “Abby and Brittany” aired on TLC in 2012.

At the time of their show, Bowling was a specialist (E-4) in the Army and serving overseas in Afghanistan, according to his social media.

Josh Bowling in 2012 (Facebook)

After being born in 1990, Patty and Mike Hensel decided against separation surgery for Abby and Brittany because doctors believed there was little chance that both of them would survive the operation.

Abby controls their right arm and leg and Brittany controls the left.

Bowling’s social media indicates he has one daughter from a previous relationship.

His X, formerly Twitter, profile reads: “Christian, Father, Husband, Veteran, and occasional gamer.”

Bowling and Abby do not appear to have children of their own yet but according to a 2003 documentary about their lives, they said they wanted kids.

“Yeah, we’re going to be moms,” Brittany said. “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.”

Their mother, Patty, said, “That is probably something that could work because those organs do work for them,” at the time.

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