Anna and Lucy DeCinque cannot be apart for too long and claim they have "separation anxiety." The longest they have been apart being an hour.
How similar can identical twins be? Even though they may look the same, a lot of identical twins grow up to have different interests and become individuals with varying interests. But that's not the case with Anna and Lucy DeCinque who call themselves the world's most identical twins. The 35-year-old women from Perth, Australia could easily be mistaken for a mirror image of each other in all their selfies on social media. The sisters believe they are one person and come as a unit. They are internet sensation and social media influencers who have been raising eyebrows with their unusual habits.
As most sisters do, Anna and Lucy also share things in their day-to-day life. While other sisters may limit their sharing to clothes, and makeup, at the most, the DeCinque twins go beyond this. They made quite the wave when they announced a few years ago that they even share a boyfriend. A 37-year-old electrician boyfriend Ben Byrne. The three of them even sleep in the same king-size bed together, reported The Mirror. They want to be able to marry him someday and hope to even get pregnant at the same time.
The sisters cannot be apart for too long and claim they have "separation anxiety." This means that they have never been apart from each other and are a package deal. They even go to the shower and the toilet together. The twins told New York Post that the longest they had ever been apart was when they got their breast implant surgeries. Anna had to wait for an hour by herself as Lucy was being operated on. “When she goes to the toilet, I come with her; when she has a shower, I come with her,” Anna explained about their habits. “You name it and we do it. We’re never apart. I don’t think we’d function without each other. We have separation anxiety. We’re bound to each other.”
The twins had tried to date different people in the past but it would never work out because no one understood that they were inseparable. That was until Ben came along. “Ben understands our bond and doesn’t judge us,” Lucy said. “That’s how it’s been from Day 1. There’s never been any jealousy. I don’t know how we had separate boyfriends. People can judge us how they like — this is how it works for us.” They met Ben on Facebook through a mutual friend. They have been together for 10 years now. While Anna and Lucy consider each other as soulmates, they consider Ben their "fraternal twin."
“The first night we met him, we both kissed him,” Anna said about Ben. “It was great from the start. We just hit it off straight away. It’s so much easier for us to share a boyfriend. I don’t mind that he comes over to kiss Lucy, because then he’s going to kiss me. He treats us equally. He knows that whatever he does to one twin, he does to the other.” While this may not be the norm, the twins do not like to associate with people who criticize their unique lifestyle. Their friends and family are supportive and are totally understanding of their arrangement. “If you don’t accept it, you won’t be in our life,” said Lucy. “Anyone that meets us just knows that we want to live life as one person. [We] get internet trolls and haters online. People can have their opinions — but at the end of the day, we’re not hurting anyone. I am proud of this beautiful relationship.”
They are now being featured in a reality show called Extreme Sisters that will air on TLC thanks to their bizarre habits and extreme co-dependency. A total of five pairs of sisters with unusual attachments will be featured on the show.