‘You’ve heard the term Irish twins and you’ve heard identical twins and fraternal twins. But we have quaternary twins.’
As adolescents, Briana and Brittany Deane despised each other’s boyfriends. Briana, one of the identical twin sisters, told Insider, “So often, we were in relationships with singletons who didn’t understand our twin sister bond,” The sisters harboured a secret desire to marry a pair of identical twin brothers. Brittany stated, “I think there was some underlying stress that if one of us got too serious with a singleton guy, then it would ruin this dream we had, which was always our hope, even though others told us it was unrealistic”. Briana and Brittany knew they had found something special when they met identical twins Josh and Jeremy Salyers at the 2017 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.
A year later, the sisters’ dream was realized. Brittany and Josh and Briana and Jeremy were married in a joint ceremony at the 2018 Twins Days Festival. Now, the couples reside together in Virginia and manage a wedding venue website. Brittany told TODAY that their unconventional living arrangement was something that all four of them desired, and that they all desired it when they got engaged. “It’s something that’s very nice. (Josh and Jeremy) understand the twin bond like we do. We get to have a lot of together time.”
In addition to sharing the same last name, house, and business, the couples are also responsible for raising their babies, who are so genetically similar to one another that they are more like brothers. ”You’ve heard the term Irish twins and you’ve heard identical twins and fraternal twins,” said Briana.” “But we have quaternary twins. They were born to identical twin parents less than nine months apart. Twins married to twins who both have babies at the same time.” Jett, who turned one in January, and Jax, who will turn one in April, are their children.
Due to the fact that identical twins share the same DNA, the offspring of two sets of identical twins are genetically similar to siblings despite being cousins under the law. Both Briana and Brittany admitted to discussing the possibility of having quaternary twins. “We were hoping that we would have overlapping pregnancies so that this would happen. We thought it would be really cool,” Briana said. “There’s only 300 quaternary marriages known in the history of the world.”
Speaking previously about co-parenting the boys, Jeremy told Entertainment Tonight:”I feel like I’m Jett’s parent and I think [my brother] feels the same way about Jax. We all live together and we are raising the kids together. It feels like one family unit, not two separate couples with their own babies. It’s the four of us with our two babies.” The couples are still determining what their children will call them and are currently considering “dad” and “uncle” as well as “mom” and “aunt mom” They acknowledged that sharing their lives online exposes them to negativity.
Brittany stated, “We try to ignore sociopathic stalker comments and just focus on the positive,” Brittany said. “Some people think we are really strange and others think it’s really amazing. We’ve gotten a lot of support and interest and we’ve been grateful for that.” Regarding the possibility of having additional children, the couples remain undecided. “We are debating if we should go for one more pregnancy each or not,” Briana said. “We will make a decision pretty soon. The babies are still pretty young (and) we are trying to wait a little longer to see what to do.”