Why are we so enthralled by twins? Well, it’s partially due to the fact that twins have been a rarity, if we’re not counting all the 10 and under twin children who were produced with the help of fertility treatments. But I digress. Twins are just fun. And in the spirit of documenting celebrity family ties, we take a look at some of the Black twins out there.
The Haqq sisters are celebrities by a$sociation of reality stars The Kardashians. You may know Malika from her regular appearances on Khloe & Lamar as the best friend of Khloe and former flame of brother Robert Kardashian. Sister Khadijah is a busy mom, who is married to NFL player Bobby McCray. A lesser known fact is that these two work as actresses and have appeared in small acting parts since their teen years.
Like her superstar sister actress Tasha Smith, Sidra Smith works in the entertainment industry as a producer and director. Sidra is based in New York City.
Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber have a lot in common, even for twins! They not only both play professional football but they even have similar taste in women, both having married Asian-American women. But we already know what happened with Tiki’s marriage – many people didn’t even know who he was til news broke that he left his pregnant wife for a much younger woman.
Baby Stace is the twin sister of rapper turned minister Mace. He and his twin sister are the youngest of 6 children. Stace, real name Stason, actually had a short-lived career in the music industry as a member of Harlem World (pictured above). We know this picture sucks but you’d be amazed at the fact that there are no photos of these two together.
Don’t you miss Jagged Edge? Connecticut born twins Brian Casey and Brandon Casey led the four-person singing group on Jermaine Dupri’s SoSoDef label.
The NBA has had its fair share of twins. Remember, Horace and Harvey Grant? Now, one set of twins hitting the courts is Robin and Brook Lopez. These young 23-year-olds played for Stanford together and then went their separate ways in the NBA. They’re originally from Los Angeles and their last name comes from their Cuban father, who is now estranged. According to Netsdaily.com, “Heriberto Lopez, their father, played baseball in Cuba, acted in plays in Spain and threw the javelin after moving to the United States. He abandoned Brook, Robin and their two older brothers when the twins were 5.”
Who knew that Vin Diesel had a twin? Well, considering how secretive this guy is about his personal life, we’re not surprised that we didn’t know. His privacy is also evinced in the fact that we could barely find a photo of his twin brother Paul, who apparently works as a film editor in New York.
We wonder if Billy Dee Wiliams’ twin sister Loretta had as much luck in the romance department as her iconic brother. The twins grew up in Harlem and were looked after by their maternal grandmother while both parents worked multiple jobs.