Harold Hill best friends continue to live in sync with twins and girls of similar age

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 April 2018

Lifelong friends Holly Reynolds and Abbie Bagdonas with Abbie's children Leo and Luna

Lifelong friends Holly Reynolds and Abbie Bagdonas with Abbie's children Leo and Luna


Two best friends from Harold Hill who have grown up together, continue to see their lives mirror one another’s as they have recently discovered they will both be having twins.

Lifelong friends Holly Reynolds and Abbie Bagdonas.Lifelong friends Holly Reynolds and Abbie Bagdonas.

Abbie Bagdonas, 24, from Nelson House in Harold Hill and Holly Reynolds, 24, from Heaton Avenue in Harold Hill have been living their lives in sync.

The two met when they were five, at Prygo Priory School, now Draper’s Prygo Priory School in Settle Road, Romford.

Abbie told the Recorder: “I think our personalities are very similar, we never run out of things to talk about.

“We’ve got so many memories.

“[Holly] used to come round my house after school, now I still see her at least three or four times a week.”

Holly added: “We’re just so similar, we have the same interests and our girls are the same age.”

After school Abbie and Holly ended up on the same career path, and they even ended up working alongside one another in a care home for a short period of time.

The similarities continued when they both had girls.

Abbie’s daughter Freya and Holly’s daughter Tillie are both five years old.

“They’re constantly asking for each other, they’re like a mini version of me and her,” said Abbie.

“Holly’s little girl wants to stay in doors and Freya, like me is more outgoing.”

Abbie has five-month-old twins, Leon and Luna.

Holly recently found out that she too will be having twins.

Her original due date was set for October, which would have meant the two pairs of twins would potentially share a birthday.

However, Holly has since discovered that she will be having mono mono twins, an extremely rare phenomenon which will mean that she will deliver earlier, in August.

Mono mono twins are not only identical, but they have the same sex and share the same placenta and sac.

They only happen in around 1pc of identical twin pregnancies.

Before Holly could tell Abbie the exciting news about her pregnancy, Abbie showed off just how well she knows her best friend by correctly guessing that Holly would also be having twins.

“It was like I had a sixth sense. I said, ‘let me guess, you’re having twins’,” said Abbie.

“I knew because our lives are running along the same paths together.”

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