The Girls Become Stars

When the Hensel twins turned 16, they agreed to appear in a documentary for TLC. The broadcaster eventually gave them their own show, called Abby and Brittany, which premiered on Aug. 28, 2012.

The series followed them on many of their milestones.

Image Credit

For example, on their 16th birthday, Abigail and Brittany passed their driving test with a mind-boggling feat of teamwork.

“Yeah, learning to drive was crazy. Abby gets road rage,” said Brittany, laughing at her sister.

“That’s not true,” Abby retorted.

Image Credit

Their mother, Patty, conceded that driving could have been a problem for the girls.

“I don’t know what would happen if they got pulled over for speeding,” she said. “Would they each get a ticket or just Abby because it’s her foot on the accelerator?”

That’s a fair question!

Although the twins have been able to surmount so many challenges in their young lives, nothing had prepared them for what came next…