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Charlotte Hilbrandt became pregnant with both Marcus and Lucas after sleeping with ex-husband, Michael, and new boyfriend, Tommy Kallehauge, within 48 hours of one another. Both boys were born 48 minutes apart but are only half-brothers.
It means the boys, who turned six last week, are one of only three known sets of twins in the world who are genetic half-brothers, beating odds of a billion to one.
“You have a bigger chance of winning the lottery than something like this happening,” said 38-year-old Charlotte.
The two boys are very different and resemble their fathers, making them obvious opposites.
The interesting part of this story is how supportive these fathers have been. Both are very much involved in their children’s lives, and all three of the adults get along very well, making it like one big family.
“Marcus was red-haired with a tiny nose and looked like my two elder boys, Phillip and Victor.
“Lucas was blond with soft facial features and a long head, just like Tommy’s.
“But having twins is so overwhelming I hardly had time or the energy to deal with the fact that they probably had different fathers and what that might mean to Tommy, Michael and me.
“However, it was pretty obvious, and my mother was the first person to say what we were all thinking. The boys were just a couple of weeks old when she said,‘They don’t look alike.’ And that was it.”
The fathers eventually met at a pub and cleared the air stating that they both wanted to be involved in the children’s lives. They also both came to the conclusion that the twins may each have a different father, but it wasn’t until they were a year old that a DNA test was sent in to verify this suspicion.