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Mum and daughter constantly mistaken for sisters despite age gap

Claire Reid

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Mum and daughter constantly mistaken for sisters despite age gap

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A mum says she is constantly mistaken for being her own daughter's sister, despite the fact they have a 16-year age gap. Sounds like a pretty nice problem to have.

Mum Abi Donald, 31, and daughter T'mia, 15, from Abertillery, Wales, share an extremely close bond and say that people often assume they’re sisters rather than mother and daughter. You can see the pair here:

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Despite being in her early 30s, youthful-looking Abi still gets asked for ID when out shopping. Again, it's a nice problem to have, right?

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Abi explained: "I had T'mia when I was 16 so I was a young mum anyway, but now we're really close.

"People always think we look like sisters more than mum and daughter and are so shocked when we tell them.

"I wish I could wear her clothes she has a lovely figure, but she nicks my shoes all the time.

"It's great when I go out shopping and still get ID'd.”

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Abi Donald, 31, and daughter T'mia, 15, are often mistaken for sisters. Credit: Caters
Abi Donald, 31, and daughter T'mia, 15, are often mistaken for sisters. Credit: Caters

Abi admits to getting a little bit of help with keeping her youthful and also swears by Estée Lauder moisturiser.

"I get Botox,” she said. “I also use Estée Lauder moisturiser. I have always looked after myself, but now I pay double the price as T'mia uses it too.

"I don't think she minds getting mistaken for sisters. We do a lot together. We're both just wild. We're constantly singing and dancing together.

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"I think sometimes she would rather stay in with me than go out.

The pair share an extremely close bond. Credit: Caters
The pair share an extremely close bond. Credit: Caters

"It's a compliment more than anything, and we're kind of used to it now. I think others can see what a close bond we have.

"We just laugh and say how people always think it. They are still shocked to find out I'm her mum.

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"Even her friends say we're so alike. Although that does mean we clash a lot more, but I think it's because we're that similar.”

Having T'mia so young, Abi has raised her as a single mum as well as her other two younger children, but it wasn't always easy.

She explains: "Being a young mum was tough, I did it all by myself so I think that's why we're so close now as she doesn’t have a dad. We've all got an amazing bond - it's us against the world.

Abi was a young mum when she gave birth for the first time. Credit: Caters
Abi was a young mum when she gave birth for the first time. Credit: Caters
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"Now most of her friend's mums are in their 50s and I'm 31.

"Her friends always say to her 'your mum is so young' and they're all always at my house. I've always got a full house.

"I would say we are more like best friends. Our bond is mostly through singing together, and she has now started to like clubland music, which then takes me back to my youth.

"We go to concerts together. We went to see N-Dubz, as she was brought up listening to that type of music and now loves to enjoy it with me."

Topics: Parenting

Claire Reid
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