Best Friends of 17 Years Discover They Are Biological Sisters
Two women, Ashley Thomas and Latoya Wimberly who have been best friends since they were kids has just discovered last month that they are biological sisters.
The women have been friends for 17 years and many often commented that they look alike. They have identical gaps in their front teeth, high cheek bones and the same complexion. They also shared the same interests, including in music and fashion.
They suspected they were biological sisters in January 2020 when Latoya Wimberly, 29, had a party to celebrate her engagement and Ashley Thomas, 31, shared photos from the party on Facebook.
Some of the photos included Latoya Wimberly’s father, Kenneth Wimberly.
While looking at the photos online, a friend of Ashley Thomas’ mother saw Kenneth and realized she knew him.
“Ashley’s mom’s best friend told her she had no idea my dad was Kenny,” Latoya Wimberly said.
“She said she and Ashley’s mom used to hang around him back when they were young. When Ashley told me, I knew something didn’t click. So I asked her to send me a picture of her mom’s best friend and showed it to my dad and asked him if he recognized her.”
Kenneth immediately recognized the woman. And later, when shown a photo of Ashley Thomas’ mother, he recognized her, too. He revealed they had had a brief romantic relationship.
When he was told that Ashley Thomas did not know who her biological father was, Kenneth suspected it might be him and he volunteered to go for a DNA test with his daughter Latoya and her friend Ashley.
On February 21, 2020, the results came in and the girls discovered that they are indeed sisters.