Crowned the “Most Identical Twins In The World,” Anna and Lucy Decinque of Perth, Australia, do literally everything together. So when they made a jaw-dropping announcement about the future of their relationship with longtime boyfriend, Ben, their unusual story gained widespread attention. Having captivated curious onlookers around the world, here’s a detailed and deeper look into the life and relationship of twins, Anna and Lucy.
1. Seeing Double
Identical twins Anna and Lucy DeCinque from Perth, Australia have been best friends since they were born on July 19, 1985. And it was on that day that not only their lives began together, but so did their incredible bond. Still, no one expected just how much the twin’s lives would mirror each other, and just how far their commitment to achieving identical realities would take them.
Dubbed “The Most Identical Twins in the World” on a Japanese game show in 2015, the DeCinque twins spurred a massive media firestorm for what is possibly the most astonishing aspect of their incredibly close bond — that they share the same boyfriend. But just how their lives led them to that relationship, and what the trio is planning for the future is nothing short of surprising.
2. Growing In Tandem
Since the moment Anna and Lucy were born, they have not left each other’s side. Growing up, it is considered totally normal to dress your children similarly, but these twins grew up wearing identical outfits. And that’s not all. They also attended the same primary school, took all the same classes, and later signed up for the same beauty school.
Even their own parents could not tell them apart sometimes. They described the common mix-ups in an interview and said that their dad, Luigi, would have to ask “You’re which one?” This was just the start of this confounding and interesting double life, as their lives together were soon going to take a huge turn.
3. Sharing is Caring
Over the years, Anna and Lucy’s obsession to be identical twins only intensified. They went on to live together and decided to share the same bed, the same phone, and the same social media accounts. Until today, they dress the same and refuse to leave the house without the other.
Their entire daily routine is enmeshed together, so much so, that the twins even share the same job at a nursing home. When Anna feels like taking the day off, Lucy steps in, and vice versa. They established this arrangement to share their work equally. But their passion for sharing has gone way beyond their job, and the world has taken notice.
4. Table For Two
When Anna and Lucy became woman, their eating habits became a huge obstacle. Not only does the pair perform their everyday activities together, they are also very committed to looking exactly alike and maintaining the same size clothing. In order to do that, the twins ensure that their exercise and eating routines are completely aligned. When they go out to restaurants together, they order the same exact meal and request it be plated the same exact way.
Once they eat, they make sure to eat the same amount, down to the crumbs. Lucy once said in an interview, “When [Anna] feels full, I feel full, too. When she stops eating, I stop eating.” The two even make sure to take the same number of steps each day or make sure they burn the same amount of calories. But their path towards becoming even more identical would soon have a huge price tag.
5. Twice the Price
When the girls were young, Anna and Lucy’s parents could tell them apart by their minute differences. However, as the twins grew older, their parents could no longer differentiate between their daughters as most of those differences disappeared. The main reason for the confusion is that inseparable sisters have reportedly paid $250,000 in cosmetic procedures to make sure they look exactly the same (although they have, at times, disputed that number).
Their journey to look exactly alike began in their twenties when they both got their lips filled. Since then, Anna and Lucy have also revealed the details behind the facial tattoos for their eyebrows, their eyelash and hair extensions, as well as their breast implants. However, after all those procedures, the twins would ultimately open up about their huge regrets concerning their cosmetic decisions. But that wasn’t the only thing they opened up about.
6. A Double Feature
The twins have the same exact style and taste, so they buy two of everything and match every day. But this gigantic wardrobe somehow does not include a single pair of pants, as the twins claim they prefer not wear pants or shorts no matter the occasion.
Anna and Lucy decided to take their love for fashion online and start their own YouTube channel. Between their bubbly personalities and the fact that they are literally mirror images of each other, they quickly gained a social media following. But it was not until they made a huge announcement that they would find viral fame.
7. It’s The Little Things
Although Anna and Lucy are inseparable and almost indistinguishable from each other, there are some slight differences between them. One way to tell them apart is that Lucy always likes to be on the left side. She was also born a minute before her sister, which makes her just a handful of seconds older than Anna.
Lucy also prefers to sit in the back seat of their shared car, with Anna riding in the front seat. What’s more, Lucy is the more financially savvy of the two, and is therefore primarily responsible for handling the budget. But even though Lucy thrives as the planner, neither of them could have been prepared for what was to come with their newfound fame.
8. Double Date
Being single (or double, in this case) and going out on the dating scene can be a little difficult for anyone. But take that anxiety and double it! So when the time came for Anna and Lucy to start their dating lives, things got a little bit complicated.
The twins dated men separately in the past, but found that it did not work because the men could not understand their inseparable lifestyle. Lucy once explained, “They wanted to separate us and they wanted to take us out separately, and we were like ‘No, we always want to be together.’ It just got too hard.” So the twins tried something that would leave everyone dumbstruck.
9. Meeting Their Match
After trying their luck with a few different men, Anna and Lucy realized that dating with their lifestyle was a little difficult. But that all changed one day on social media, when they met the man of their dreams. The twin went on to describe on their YouTube channel how they met their boyfriend, Ben Byrne, on Facebook.
However, while Anna and Lucy share all sorts of details about their lives on their channel, they decided not to expose too much about Ben. What they did reveal about Ben is that he’s a mechanic by day, and that he has some prior experience when it comes to twins. That’s because he is a fraternal twin himself! But this is just the beginning of their jaw-dropping love story.
10. Reservation for Three
Anna and Lucy have told their fans that Ben is the first man whom they have ever “shared.” On their first date, both of them felt fireworks. Anna happily recounted how they both kissed Ben on their first date and thought “this is going to go somewhere.” And it definitely did.
In 2014, after the twins were seeing Ben in secret for a few months, they made a joint announcement on Australian television that they were dating the same man. The story went viral, and soon Anna and Lucy were making TV appearances. Their social media following also skyrocketed. But there was even more to the story that fans had yet to discover.
11. Three Isn’t Company
In any relationship there could be just a little bit of jealousy, especially in one as uncommon as Anna and Lucy’s. But twins have defied these speculations and both swear there is absolutely no jealousy or hard feelings in their relationship. When Ben kisses Anna, he will turn and immediately kiss Lucy, showing equal amounts of love.
The three share a California King sized bed, with Ben in the middle, so when they watch movies, he holds both of their hands. He never takes the twins out separately, and they always come as a party of three. Anna and Lucy say that Ben considers himself to be a “lucky man,” and that their relationship is unlike any they’ve had in the past. This didn’t stop others from thinking differently.
12. A Unique Lifestyle
Ben has never dated two women before, let alone two women who just so happened to be completely identical, and according to the twins, he has adjusted to their lifestyle. He plates their food in the exact way they like (a.k.a. with exact matching proportions), and even knows how to measure their orange juice so that Anna and Lucy both get the same amount.
The twins have described their bond with Ben as a “beautiful relationship,” as he understands their need to be together 24/7. Ben has even gotten so good at dating the identical duo that he can even tell who is who when talking over the phone. Despite Ben’s commitment to the Anna and Lucy, it hasn’t been smooth sailing all the way.
13. Want to Marry Same Man
After years of falling in love with Ben, Anna and Lucy decided that they wanted to take a big step (or, two steps) with their years-long relationship. In 2016, after five years of dating Ben, the twins announced on their YouTube channel that both of them would be getting married to Ben.
In the video announcement, Anna said, “[we] finally found someone that we can really connect with” and that they have “definitely found [their] soulmate. We really, really have.” Naturally, the announcement was met with some outrage, and a lot of shock. Could this union even be legal? The trio were determined to find out.
14. Here Come The Brides
While the engagement was announced in late 2016, the brides-to-be have yet to announce the exact date and location of their uncommon union. But since their engagement, they have revealed a little bit more about their head-turning relationship and wedding plans.
It comes as no surprise to their fans that these fashion-obsessed sisters want to design their very own custom gowns. What’s more, Anna and Lucy plan to wear matching gowns on the big day. The gowns will pair perfectly with their 100 percent matching engagement rings, chosen by Ben. But based on the laws, the trio might have to make some compromises for their dream wedding.
15. Is It Legal?
With Anna, Lucy, and Ben all living in Australia, it seems like it would be the ideal place to throw their wedding. The only issue standing in their way is that the marriage is considered polygamist, which has been banned since 1961 under the Australian Marriage Act. But they are still holding out hope.
“If we can change the law and the government, we’d love to marry Ben. I mean, love is love, we’re all adults. We should be able to marry the same man … We’re not hurting anyone and this is what works for us,” Anna has said. One Australian law won’t stop them, they declared, so the twins have taken other measures to ensure their dream union becomes a reality.
16. A Place For Us
In a video posted on Anna and Lucy’s YouTube channel, they asked their fans to leave comments suggesting places where they could possibly get married. And this post was most likely the place where the twins came up with a pretty unlikely location to exchange their vows.
The twins have said that they are considering going to Tuscon, Arizona, for the ceremony. While polygamy is also banned in the state of Arizona, there is reportedly no punishment. To be on the safe side, some couples can chose to go through a “spiritual” union in the state, which is not legally recognized, but nevertheless performed.
17. The Determined Duo
With all of these obstacles and all of the judgment passed online, Anna, Lucy, and Ben have remained strong in their commitment to get married one day. And all of the online chatter has forced Lucy and Anna to have to explain their relationship.
“I think it’s beautiful, it’s not weird to us, it will never be and we’re happy with it,” Anna said. The twins have detailed that what they love most about Ben is that he understands their sisterly bond and never wants to change anything about them. But finding a place to hold the wedding is just the first obstacle in this pretty challenging predicament. There are still a host of other worries that come with this unconventional relationship.
18. More Twins To Come?
So far Anna and Lucy have managed to live their lives totally in sync, but here comes the challenges. Both of these twins want to get pregnant, and they want to carry their children at the exact same time. But most people are aware that, especially when it comes to planning children, things don’t go exactly as scheduled or planned.
But Anna and Lucy are holding strong. “We want to experience pregnancy together. We want our bodies to look the same because we’re so close,” they explained. Anna, Lucy and Ben all know that this is a pretty difficult thing to achieve, but there’s someone else who is weighing in on the pregnancy plans.
19. The Fourth Roommate
As if living as a trio is not already enough, they couple has a fourth roommate: Anna and Lucy’s mother. And it turns out, she is actually super supportive of her daughters’ seemingly unique relationship. She’s even encouraging them to get pregnant at the same time and to have natural births.
As far as how the mom of three (the twins have one older sister) feels about her son-in-law to be, the twins say she is very accepting. Apparently, during arguments, she “always takes his side.” But with all of this pre-wedding, pre-baby bliss, there is still one thing that is leaving the twins wracked with regret.
20. Saving Face
After shelling out big bucks to have multiple cosmetic procedures – including a whopping 14 procedures in the span of two weeks – Anna and Lucy say they are not “ashamed of what we have done to [themselves],” but are living with a ton of regrets about their transformations.
“What we thought was beautiful, we now find ugly,” they explained to an Australian magazine. The twins never plan to do anymore lip injections in the hopes of reverting to a more natural look, and they have removed their eyebrow and lip tattoos. They admitted on television that they “felt a bit embarrassed” about what they looked like after some of the procedures.
21. A Double-Edged Sword
Being a duo with a sister can be fun, but when the twins have admitted that their lifestyle does not exactly lead to an easy life. Anna and Lucy are open and honest about their relationship and bond with their fans, including the not-so-easy things.
They’ve also vented about other issues that arise by trying to match one another. Just the thought of having to match outfits, eyebrows, and plates can get a little exhausting. Anna and Lucy have expressed the difficulties behind sticking to their pedantic lifestyle and routines. “It’s kind of hard to live our lives,” they told a source, in unison.
22. Under Pressure
Anna and Lucy are not the only ones who sometimes feel a little bit of pressure due to their unorthodox lifestyle. Their fiance, Ben, also occasionally feels the heat. “There’s a lot of pressure on Ben, but it’s all up to him,” the twins have said.
While some might praise this bachelor for his relationship situation, Anna and Lucy admit that it adds pressure to Ben to have to please, love, and comfort two different people. That’s on top of the tasks he as to perform in double, like plating identical amounts of food. Ben therefore feels like his hands are full at times.
23. The Three Musketeers
Despite all of the hardships, both Anna and Lucy say that Ben is one of a kind. He is the first man to fully accept them and their matching lives. In fact, they say that he loves them more because they have both chosen to live their lives with their twin sister by their side.
“Ben accepts us,” they said. “He does not mind that we dress alike and want to be together all of the time. We always have each other’s backs and want to be together.” But despite all of the support, there is one thing that Ben will not participate in when it comes to the twins’ lives.
24. Behind The Scenes
If Anna and Lucy were not already racking up YouTube video views before their big engagement announcement, they definitely are now. And with all this extra attention, many of the fans want to see a video that features the twins’ beau. But, for now, that will likely not be happening.
Although Anna and Lucy talk to Ben in some of their videos, while keeping him out of the camera’s view, he has yet to appear in one himself. Lots of their videos even feature their vacations with him, and yet he still manages to stay out of the shot. The twins once teased that they would include Ben in a video if they reached 100k followers in 3 months. Unfortunately for all Ben’s fans, that did not happen.
25. Haters Gonna Hate
While living life completely matched to a twin may seem absurd, this duo is not naive, and they acknowledge that there are a lot of people who do not agree with their lifestyle. But Anna and Lucy claim that they do not care about the haters, and even mention how little they care in just about every one of their YouTube videos.
“If you don’t like us, we don’t care. We’re just living the way we want to live our lives. So what we learned is we are so lucky to have each other and we are so lucky to be a twin,” Anna said. That’s the motto the twins live by, and they insist they have never been happier.
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