Two best friends from Philadelphia, who met in middle school 17 years ago, have now turned out to be sisters.
29-year-old Latoya Wimberly and 31-year-old Ashley Thomas were often told they looked like sisters. They even got pregnant for the first time at the same time by two brothers.
When Ashley shared pictures of herself with Latoya from her engagement ceremony on Facebook, her late mother’s best friend told her she knew Latoya’s dad Kenneth.
Ashley told Good Morning America: “I gave her [Latoya] a shout out on Facebook and my mom’s best friend said, “I didn’t know you were Kenneth’s daughter’s best friend”.”
Ashley called Latoya Wimberly and told her that her mom’s best friend knew her dad and her dad knew Ashley’s mother.
Latoya then asked her father to take a DNA test after he told them he had a brief relationship with Ashley’s mother Michelle.
When Kenneth took a DNA test, he learned that he was Ashley’s father. Latoya immediately called Ashley and told her that they are sisters.
Latoya said: “Then I immediately called Ashley. I always looked up to Ashley as if she was a big sister. We always heard, “you look so alike”.”
Ashley, who was raised by a man who was not her biological father, was left stunned after knowing the truth,
She said she has been around Kenneth all her life but never once thought he could be her dad.
She said: “The first few nights I couldn’t go to sleep. I’m happy that she’s my sister but had some emotions that this guy I’ve been around this whole time, I never knew he was my father.”
48-year-old Kenneth said he was unaware that Ashley’s mother was pregnant after their brief relationship when they were teenagers.
He said he has known Ashley for the last 17 years and he is very happy she is his daughter as she has always been a part of their family.
Kenneth said: “I am happy that she’s my daughter. And everyone is happy that she’s a part of the family. It was just God’s work.”
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