Although the number of fraternal twins in the world is the highest it’s ever been, identical twins are still fairly rare. Today, the odds of having identical twins is about 3 in 1,000 – and what makes them so special is the fact that they share 100% of their DNA. Because of this, many identical twins have reported that they share a “connection” unlike anything they could ever explain.
Many identical twins have reported a “twin connection” that’s present from the moment they’re born until the day they die, and 34-year-olds Brittany and Briana Deane are the perfect examples of this. They’re not only identical, but they also think the same thoughts, they wear the same clothes, they have the same likes and dislikes, and they do everything together. And when we say everything, we really do mean everything. This is their incredible story.
Brittany and Briana Deane Knew From a Young Age That Their Twin Connection Was Strong, And So Did Those Around Them
Brittany and Briana Deane hail from Virginia and are the owners of their own boutique wedding venue, and working together was something they dreamed of when they were younger. After all, they knew from a young age that their twin connection was strong. They were completely inseparable – and they have been ever since.
When they were kids, these two woke up thinking the same thoughts, they made the same moves instinctively, and they regularly got mistaken for each other. That was just part of their childhood, and while they wondered whether this connection would go away as they got older, they actually found that it got stronger. In their eyes, they were “two halves of a whole.”
Although They Choose Their Own Outfits Individually, They Almost Always End up Wearing the Same Thing
When it comes to the intricacies of their twin connection, Brittany and Briana’s outfits sum it up perfectly. That’s because, although they have separate closets and choose their outfits individually, they normally end up choosing the exact same outfit by accident. So, they wear matching outfits every single day.
According to Brittany, this isn’t planned. Instead, they usually wake up and have the same idea about what they want to wear. She’s confessed that “More often than not, it’s very much a joint effort. I think that because we have the same brain, we will both wake up thinking, ‘OK, I want to wear X outfit today,’ or whatever the event is that we have going on that day.”
Brittany and Briana Share the Trying-on Duties When They Buy Clothes, but That’s Not All They Share
Having the same taste in clothes could be a nuisance for many siblings, but not Brittany and Briana. They love the fact that they end up wearing the same outfit, as it shows just how strong their twin connection is. And this also comes in handy when they need to buy clothes… mostly because they can share the trying-on duties.
When these two women go shopping, they only need to try on half of the clothes each – because if one item of clothing doesn’t fit or suit Brittany, it won’t suit Briana and vice versa. However, their twin connection goes way beyond what they look like. These two have done everything together over the years, and this includes their love lives and their education.
These Ladies Were Joined at the Hip at High School, so They Also Decided to Attend the Same College
While Brittany and Briana loved the fact that they dressed the same and their shopping adventures were made easier, their connection stemmed beyond their appearance. Their shared bond meant that they were essentially the same person, and they were both just as intelligent when it came to their schooling. They were joined at the hip at high school but had to make a tough decision when it came to graduation.
Although Brittany and Briana knew that they could attend different colleges if they wanted to, that wasn’t what they wanted to do at all. They couldn’t bear the idea of being away from each other, so they decided to both attend Sweet Briar College to study law. They were fully invested in their “twin thing”, and, thankfully, there was a place they went to every year where they could truly be themselves.
Brittany and Briana Attended the Twins Days Festival in Ohio Every Year, but 2017 Was a Special Year
Despite the fact that Brittany and Briana Deane were confident in their love for each other and their connection, they knew that some people thought their closeness was a little strange. So, that’s why they traveled from Virginia to the city of Twinsburg in Ohio every single year for the annual Twins Day Festival.
This festival is described as the “largest annual gathering of twins (and other multiples) in the world” and has been a chance for the women to meet other twins just like them. They attend every year without fail, as it has made them feel like they aren’t alone. And while each year is special, there was something extra special about 2017 as they met a pair of twins who changed their lives forever.
It Was at the Twins Days Event That Brittany and Briana First Set Eyes on Fellow Identical Twins Josh and Jeremy Salyers
In previous years, Brittany and Briana had made friends with other twins and built up a network of people just like them. But in 2017, a new set of twins called Josh and Jeremy Salyers attended the event for the very first time. It wasn’t long before Brittany and Briana saw them, and they were immediately taken aback.
Brittany noted that “We were sitting on the bleachers and I saw just these two amazingly handsome young men that looked to be about our age. And they were walking across the gym floor below.” The women were instantly attracted to them, and they wanted to know more about who they were, where they were from, and how deep their own twin connection was.
Brittany and Briana Were Both Attracted to the Men, but Were Dubious Because They Hadn’t Been Lucky in Love in the Past
Just as Brittany and Briana knew what each other was thinking at all times, they didn’t have to verbally communicate that they had both spotted Josh and Jeremy and that they were both incredibly attracted to them. Briana confessed that Brittany simply grabbed her by the wrist “which we always do when we get excited about something.”
However, the twins knew that the event was large and that there was a chance they would never see Jeremy and Josh again, so they put them to the back of their minds for the rest of the festival. After all, they hadn’t been very lucky in love in the past, so what would be different this time?
The Women Hated Each Other’s Boyfriends Growing Up, Because They Just Didn’t Understand Their Twin Connection
When they were teenagers, Brittany and Briana had no trouble finding boyfriends. The boys at school were attracted to their blonde hair and their bubbly personalities, and they didn’t seem to mind the fact that they were joined at the hip. However, it seems as though they just didn’t fully understand the complexity of their connection, or how deep it really went.
Briana has noted that they hated each other’s boyfriends when they were younger. “So often, we were in relationships with singletons who didn’t understand our twin sister bond. I think there was some underlying stress that if one of us got too serious with a singleton guy, then it would ruin this dream we had, which was always our hope, even though others told us it was unrealistic.” That’s because what they really wanted was to marry identical twin brothers.
The Girls Thought They’d Never See Josh and Jeremy Again, but They Bumped Into Each Other on the Last Night
With this hope in the back of their mind, Brittany and Briana couldn’t help but wonder if they’d find their husbands at the Twins Days Event. This thought became even stronger when they spotted Jeremy and Josh from atop the bleachers. And while they kept their eyes peeled for the next few days, they didn’t see them again. Not until the final night of the event.
It was at the closing night party that Briana, Brittany, Josh, and Jeremy were all in the same room again. Briana stated that “They were there at the end of the hall. They smiled at us and we all started talking.” By the end of the night, the women were impressed. Not only were the identical twins attractive, but they were also funny, gentlemanly, and everything they were looking for in men.
After the Festival, Josh and Jeremy Traveled From Tennessee to Virginia to Meet up With Briana and Brittany Again
It was clear to see that Brittany and Briana were smitten by the identical twins in front of them, but Josh and Jeremy were also over the moon. The men were upset that they all had to leave the festival the next day, so they decided to message Brittany and Briana on social media to keep in contact. The men told the women they couldn’t wait to meet them again next year, to which the sisters replies “Why wait?”
They all realized that, despite living in different states, they could meet up again – outside of the confines of the annual festival. So, the Salyers twins decided to drive from their home in Clinton, Tennessee to where the sisters lived in Virginia. They all got on like a house on fire, and, amazingly, couples blossomed from the trip. Brittany started dating Josh, and Briana started dating Jeremy.
Josh and Jeremy Had Also Dreamt of Marrying Identical Twins, so They Knew What They Had to Do
Dating Brittany and Briana was not strange at all for Josh and Jeremy. In fact, it felt like the most natural thing in the world. They also had a twin connection just like the girls, and they could be found twinning in their outfits every single day. They also had a dream of marrying identical twins – just like Brittany and Briana. And they were the perfect fit.
Jeremy confessed that “You know when you know. We’ve always known our life if we were going to be married that it was going to be with twins… We’ve always felt blessed to have each other and now we have two other twins who are just like us… but they also add their own contributions that we couldn’t have. Together we can accomplish anything.” They knew that they eventually wanted to propose to the women, they just needed a perfect time.
The Men Planned to Propose at the Exact Same Time In the Exact Same Place, and the Women Had No Idea
Just as Josh and Jeremy did everything else in life together, they knew that they couldn’t propose individually. Their twin connection linked the men to Brittany and Briana, so they wanted to embody this identical twin vibe within their proposal. In doing so, they planned their proposal at Twin Lakes State Park near the women’s home in Virginia.
In an effort to coax the women to the location, the men told the sisters that they had been booked to star in a commercial at an on-site wedding venue. This meant that they also arrived in matching smart outfits that made the whole experience even more magical. Brittany and Briana had no idea what was about to go down.
The Men Proposed to the Sisters at the Exact Same Time, and Brittany and Briana Didn’t Have to Think Twice About Their Answer
When Brittany and Briana arrived at the location in their matching blue gowns, they assumed that they’d be simply taking photos with their boyfriends. Little did they know that the two men in front of them would get down on one knee at exactly the same time and ask their respective partners to marry them!
Of course, both Brittany and Briana didn’t have to think twice about their response. They accepted the proposals and couldn’t believe Josh and Jeremy had pulled off such a stunt. Brittany confessed that “We have done so much in life together. We’ve gone through it all… having twin loves of our lives and to accept their marriage proposal at the same time made it that much more special.” Next up, they needed to plan their wedding.
Brittany and Briana Planned Their Joint Wedding Together, as They Both Had the Exact Same Vision for the Day
When Brittany and Briana realized that their dream of marrying identical twins was going to come true, they knew that they needed to make their wedding one to remember. And it didn’t even cross their mind to have separate weddings. They knew that they needed to make their big day the ultimate celebration of identical twins.
They decided to have their wedding where they first met Josh and Jeremy – in Twinsburg, Ohio. Briana told People that “A lot of the wedding planning was extremely fun and even peaceful for Brittany and I to do together because we have the same taste. We had the same vision of what our double wedding day would look like. We work well together and I would say the hardest part is planning everything across state lines.”
Their ”Twice Upon a Time” Wedding Saw Brittany and Briana Walk Down the Aisle Together In Matching Dresses
When the big day finally came around, guests could see that Brittany and Briana had planned their wedding down to a T. They called their fairytale wedding theme “Twice Upon a Time” and they made their unique twin connection a huge part of the day. In fact, they even walked down the aisle together in matching wedding gowns.
Josh and Jeremy also wore matching tuxedos, and they were married by identical twin ministers. Everything from their flowers to the veils were matching, and there were also a huge number of twins in attendance. The couples got married at the exact same time, and their “I do’s” were synchronized for their special event. It was truly a day to remember.
They Thought Their Wedding Day Was the Most Important Day of Their Lives, but They Had a Bigger Journey Ahead of Them
When Briana married Jeremy and Brittany married Josh, they were overwhelmed with love. And while they loved their partners individually, they also loved the fact that they were able to embark on this journey with the other twins. Briana confessed that “It’s really been a fairy tale come true. Marrying twins is something that’s very important to us.”
She went on to state that “I get to marry the man of my dreams and at the same time I get to look over next to me and see my twin sister marrying the man of her dreams.” The women thought their lives couldn’t get any better, but what they didn’t realize was that they had a whirlwind future ahead of them. And this would be something that strengthened their twin bond even further.
The Newlyweds Moved Into the Same House Together, and Shared Some Big News in August 2020
As newlyweds, Briana and Jeremy and Brittany and Josh knew that they had to start their lives as individual couples – but they just didn’t want to part with their respective siblings. They were all so close and loved each other dearly, so it made no sense for them to live separately. That’s why they all decided to move in together.
Both couples moved into one big house together and continued to dress exactly the same, while also sharing their lives on social media for their fans to enjoy. Their followers loved to see what they were wearing that day, how they were spending their free time, and how they made their unique situation work. And in August 2020, the couples had some big news to share with their fans.
Both Couples Were Over the Moon to Tell Their Fans That They Were Pregnant at the Same Time
The twin couples had done everything together since they were children, but fans were still surprised in August 2020 when both Brittany and Briana – and their husbands – announced that they were both expecting children at the exact same time. For this big event, the couples dressed up in Baywatch outfits and posed up a storm.
The couples captioned this photo with “Guess what!!?? BOTH couples are pregnant! We are thrilled and grateful to experience overlapping pregnancies and to share this news with you all!” While there was a few weeks’ difference in terms of their babies’ due dates, fans were amazed that Brianna and Britney were so in-sync.
Brittany and Briana Loved Being Pregnant Together, and Couldn’t Wait for Their Babies to Arrive
As Brittany and Briana’s bumps grew bigger and they grew ever closer to welcoming their babies, they enjoyed every second of their shared experience. They went from buying the same clothes to buying the same maternity outfits, and they loved to show off their looks on Instagram for everyone to see.
Josh and Jeremy also couldn’t wait to welcome their children into the world, and they shared their excitement with their followers. However, there were some people who had questions about the growing babies. If Brittany and Briana and Josh and Jeremy shared 100% of their DNA, how would the babies be related?
In January 2021, Brittany and Josh Welcomed Their Son Jett Into the World
As the first of the sisters to fall pregnant, Brittany was the first to give birth and welcome their child into the world. On January 21, 2021, it was announced on their joint Instagram page that she’d had a son. They uploaded these two photos, and Josh was the one to caption the photos with his raw and honest take on the situation.
Not only did Josh announce that they had called their son Jett Salyers, but he also wrote the following: “Brittany did wonderfully in delivery. I am so proud of them and excited to be Jett’s dad!” Of course, Briana and Jeremy were two of the first people to meet little Jett, which made them even more excited for their own bundle of joy.
In April 2021, Briana and Jeremy Followed Suit and Welcomed Son Jax Into Their Lives
Briana’s time came less than three months after her identical twin sister gave birth, and in April 2021 it was announced that Briana and Jeremy had also become parents. Amazingly, they had also welcomed a baby boy into the world, and they decided to call him Jax Salyers.
Jeremy wrote on Instagram that “I am so proud of my beautiful wife, Briana, and how well she did. She was so strong and brave and did an amazing job. I am thankful that our boys will grow up together.” Yet, fans on social media couldn’t help but realize that, just like their parents, Jax and Jett were spitting images of each other. So, are they also twins?
Jett and Jax Are Technically Cousins Rather Than Brothers, but Biologically They Are Described as Quaternary Twins
In 2018, a few years before they welcomed their children, Briana and Brittany were asked about a future family. Brittany told People that “When we have children, me and Josh’s children will be genetic siblings to Briana and Jeremy’s children. Even though they’re cousins, they’re technically genetic siblings. We imagine it will be like two moms and two dads all raising families together.”
In scientific terms, Jett and Jax are actually quaternary twins – a rare phenomenon that occurs when identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins. This means that, like their parents, they share 100% of their DNA. And their unique family setup has left many fans asking questions, which is why Briana, Brittany, Jeremy, and Josh are extremely open and honest about how they parent their kids.
Both Couples Have Decided to Co-Parent Each Other’s Sons, so That They Are One Big, Happy Family
Due to their close nature and the fact that they all live in the same house, both couples have decided to treat their children as though they are part of a wider family. They co-parent each other’s children and want both Jett and Jax to believe that they have four parents who all love and look after them.
Jeremy told Entertainment Tonight that “I feel like I’m Jett’s parent and I think [my brother] feels the same way about Jax. We all live together and we are raising the kids together. It feels like one family unit, not two separate couples with their own babies. It’s the four of us with our two babies.”
Brittany and Briana Even Breastfeed Each Other’s Babies, and the Kids Do Everything Together
In fact, Brittany and Briana have taken their co-parenting as far as breastfeeding each other’s babies. This allows them to share the workload when their schedules become too busy, or when they’re running low on milk. They believe this is the best way for them to parent their kids – and they love the fact that their sons will be just as close as they were.
The large family is even currently working on what to call each other. While Jett and Jax’s parents will be called “mom” and “dad” they want their parents’ identical twins to also have an important name. So, they’ve been throwing around ideas like “mom” and “aunt mom” and “daddy” and “duncle.”
They Know That People Question How Close They All Are, but They Believe It Works for Them and Their Family
Of course, Brittany, Briana, Josh, and Jeremy know that their unique family setup has raised eyebrows. They have a very unique life and a very rare family, and they know that it’s not for everyone. But both couples believe that their twin connection needs to be utilized, and they feel like this is the most natural way to do that.
While they understand that people think they’re strange and that they are too close, they are more than happy with the way that they are living their lives. They believe it works for them, their relationships, their twin bond, and their children, so they’re going to continue doing what they’re doing.