These twin sisters are making everyone’s heart melt on Instagram and you can’t really blame people. I mean how could you? They are totally worth all of the oohs and aahs. Everyone, meet Isabella and Gabriella, the beautiful twins.
It’s just so hard not to adore them with their big eyes and baby curls. But what’s really special about them is how they represent the beauty of dark skin. Even though they might look like spitting images of each other, the difference is each baby’s gorgeous skin tone. The fact that they are different but very unique at the same time is the reason they immediately went viral.
ESSENCE spoke to the twins’ mother, Clementina Shipley, about the social media response she has been getting lately and this is what she had to say:
“Isabella is a calm baby and super laid back. She giggles whenever you stare at her and loves to be tickled. Gabriella started crawling at 5 months as has not stopped moving since. She’s a smiling ball of energy and loves to snuggle,” Shipley said of the 7-month-old babies.
The little cuties even share the same laugh
They started going viral in July making everyone smile. But sadly, as it always happens online, a troll appeared out of nowhere and started to spread negativity about the skin of one twin being lighter than the other. Negativity is very common on social media but what Shipley and her husband’s mission is to make sure their children always feel comfortable in their own skin. And most of the people on the internet totally agree with them.
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This is what Clementina Shipley wrote:
“It has been an amazing reception sharing our babies online, it really shows how amazing Black genes are since we can create such unique babies. We have received a ton of love from our posts. Most people have showered them with positivity. Of course, there have been a few negative comments as well, but that comes with the territory. From time to time we’ve run into negative comments about Gabriella’s color, if she’s loved and if she considered beautiful because of her darker complexion. Also, some people think they must be mixed but they are African-American, gray eyes run in our family so two of our three children have them, once again showing how amazing African-American genes are.”
The twins also have a beautiful older sister named Angelina who is very, very cute.
“Our oldest Angelina is doing great as a big sister, from the day she met the twins she wanted to hold and hug them,” Shipley said of the 2-year-old. “Angelina has been the youngest for a long time in an all-girl family, so I think she was happy to be able to help take care of the babies. Sometimes she is a little rough when trying to play with them, so we have to monitor that.”
“But overall, she is a wonderful big sister,” the mom told ESSENCE.
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