Since they met as young teenagers back in 2004, Ashley Thomas and Latoya Wimberly have been super close. They’ve been best friends for 17 years and have a lot in common and even referred to themselves sisters for years. And they recently found out they are actually biological sisters.
The friends started to put pieces of the puzzle together after a friend of Ashley’s mother saw photos on Facebook of Latoya’s dad and told her they used to know him. They showed Latoya’s dad,Kenneth Wimberly, photos of Ashley’s mom and he recognized her, too and revealed they had a brief romantic relationship. The three of them split the cost of a DNA test and the results confirm Wimberly is also Ashley’s father.
Now the women and their dad are getting used to their new reality. Ashley says the discovery is “beautiful” but also “extremely emotional.”