Are the Twins on Blackish Really Twins?
Black-ish has always boasted an incredible cast, including Dre and Bow Johnson and their twin daughters Diane and Jack; Junior; Pops and Ruby as grandparents; as well as Grandpa B and Grandma Ruby – but now, with Season 6, there will be another member added: Bow’s newborn DeVante!
As fans have been demanding more from the show, it should come as no surprise that they’ve given the little boy his own series. It will allow him to live out his fantasy with an entirely new family unit!
DeVante was mostly cared for during the premiere by Junior, who could often be seen carrying him and giving him bottles of milk – it was an adorable scene and many viewers were pleased to witness their close bond.
But is this type of twin relationship really common? What factors make some twins closer than others and is such closeness common among siblings?
Webster’s Dictionary defines twins as people or things who share both names and characteristics; yet their exact biological causes remain a mystery. What we do know, though, is that during fertilisation an egg fertilised on its way down the fallopian tube can split into two embryos during gestation, occurring approximately once out of every three pregnancies; when this occurs the resultant babies are known as fraternal twins because they share genetic material.
Fraternal twins are much more prevalent than identical ones, with the odds increasing with age and number of pregnancies for women as their chance increases. Furthermore, it increases with having close family members such as siblings.
Marsai Martin and Miles Brown, who play twin characters on Black-ish, are not related despite looking so similar that it can be hard to tell them apart in real life.
Though best friends, their personalities vary considerably. While both are highly ambitious and intelligent, Diane tends to be more reserved. She enjoys writing novels; in addition, she likes dancing and listening to music.
Black-ish’s latest episode “Twindependence” sees Diane grow tired of sharing a room with Jack and request her own space. Bow attempts to mediate, but after viewing several online psychology videos and reading a Psychology for Dummies book she realizes the twins must learn how to reconcile their differences themselves.