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Chrissy Teigen 'Spiraled' After Genealogy Revealed 'Identical Twin'

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By Favour Adegoke on June 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM EDT

Chrissy Teigen recently revealed that she took a 23andMe genealogy test and received surprising results, which showed that she had an identical twin.

Perplexed by the situation, she turned to her father and sister for answers. Eventually, her sister Tina reminded her about an unaired episode of the show "Finding Your Roots," which had assigned secret identities to the Teigen family.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Chrissy Teigen Takes 23 And Me Test

Chrissy Teigen recently experienced a tumultuous emotional rollercoaster after undergoing a genealogy test that yielded an unexpected and baffling result.

Opening up to her fans on Instagram on Sunday, the 37-year-old model shared the astonishing events that unfolded over the past 24 hours after taking the 23 and Me test to discover her DNA heritage.

"As some of you know, I've been on a bit of a journey for the past few years, especially the past year, of health and wellness, trying to figure out a lot about my past and my family and just typical stuff we're all curious about," she shared, per Daily Mail.

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Eager to unveil her DNA heritage, Chrissy explained that she had already taken a 23 and Me test to understand her genetic makeup. She decided to invest in additional features offered by the test, which included notifications regarding potential health risks—a choice that her therapist and doctor supported.

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'I Have An Identical Twin'

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Upon receiving the results, Chrissy was confronted with an astonishing claim that left her utterly flabbergasted. "The first thing that came up, after I discovered I was part Neanderthal was this. I have an identical twin," she exclaimed.

Driven by curiosity, the renowned influencer reached out to her supposed identical twin after sending a message to 23andMe, the genetic testing company. "Like talking to a robot like it's not a robot," she remarked about her interaction with her newfound twin.

Feeling overwhelmed, the former swimsuit model confided, "Honestly, at this point, I'm spiraling." She sought solace by reaching out to her doctor, hoping for some clarity amid the chaos.

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Chrissy Teigen Seeks Answers From Her Family

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Unable to contain her confusion, Chrissy shared that she dialed her father's number, eagerly asking, "Dad, hey, did you see me come out of Mom's vagina and were there two of me?"'

ChrissyChrissy's father, Ron Teigen Sr., couldn't help but burst into laughter upon hearing the question. He reassured her, "No, I was there. There were not two of you." Still perplexed, the mom of three probed further, "Are you sure you were there?"'

Finding no answer, Chrissy shared that she turned to her sister, Tina, and posed the same puzzling question. The mere recollection of her sister's reaction made Chrissy gasp in response. "I swear to God, I have a twin," she exclaimed with conviction.

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"At this point," she confessed, "I'm making excuses for my whole life. This is why I'm codependent because my twin was ripped away from me. I've always felt something is missing, and this is why I have addiction issues."

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The missing puzzle pieces started falling into place when it was Tina, Teigen's sister, who unraveled the mystery by delving into recent events.

Chrissy recalled, "My sister was like, 'Chrissy no. Remember when you were supposed to do that show 'Finding Your Roots?'"

The popular ancestry program, hosted by Dr. Henry Gates, aired on PBS, had Chrissy and her family undergo DNA testing. To maintain their privacy, they were assigned secret identities during the process.

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The episode featuring Chrissy and her family had not been completed and was yet to be broadcast. It was during this unfinished exploration of their ancestry that the astonishing truth revealed itself. "My identical twin was myself. I was matching myself," Chrissy concluded, her eyes widened with astonishment.

To find closure and bid farewell to the lingering drama, Teigen decided to create an in-memoriam card for her imaginary twin, whom she named Sissy Teigen. The card, labeled "sister, aunt, and friend," memorialized the short-lived existence of Sissy, who resided solely within Chrissy's thoughts and lived from June 4, 2023, from 2:04 pm until 3:05 pm.

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