Many people said the pair from Philadelphia USA, looked and acted like sisters. They grew up feeling that way, too.
Fifteen years ago, Ashley learned that her dad, Mike, was not her biological father.
This never stopped Mike from being around and taking care of Ashley.
Unfortunately, her mother passed away several years later.
Toya’s father, Kenneth, always joked that Ashley was his daughter, but it wasn’t until last week that he learned this was true.
It was a chain reaction that started on social media. Kenneth was pictured in photos of his daughter, Toya’s engagement party on Facebook
Ashley’s late mother’s best friend recognised him as someone they used to hang out with.
Kenneth remembered the women and started lining up the pieces.
This prompted the group to conduct a DNA test. Sure enough, Ashley, 31, and Toya, 29, are not-so-long-lost sisters.
Both are the daughters of Kenneth Wimberly.
Although shocking, it is not a surprise given their similarities.
Both grew up having huge gaps in their front teeth and high cheekbones.
Funnily enough, they both are currently wearing braces to fix the former.
They recently planned a group trip to Miami, but ultimately they were the only two who carried out the holiday.
This gave them an opportunity to deepen their bond further before even realizing they were related.
Both became pregnant at the same time and the fathers of their first children are brothers themselves. And now, they learn they have the same father.
The whole family is left to wonder, “why now?” after nearly two decades of successful friendships.
There may not be any answers, but they know there is only room to become closer.