Twins Marcus and Lucas arrived in the world just
48 minutes apart... yet they have two different
Mum Charlotte Hilbrandt became pregnant by ex-
husband Michael AND new boyfriend Tommy when
she slept with both men within 48 hours.
It means the boys, who turned six last week, are
one of only three known sets of twins in the world
who are genetic half-brothers, beating odds of a
billion to one.
“You have a bigger chance of winning the lottery
than something like this happening,” said 38-year-
She is the first to admit her boys are like chalk and
cheese. Cheeky Marcus, her son by Michael, is
short and stout, red-haired with bundles of energy.
His twin Lucas, her son by Tommy, is taller, blonde
and has a more gentle, calm manner.
Even more surprisingly, both dads are very much a
part of their lives and Charlotte says they are one
big happy family.