A PAIR of friends who met at a bar have had the shock of their life after discovering they are actually long lost sisters.
Julia Tinetti, 31 and Cassandra Madison, 32, met in 2013 when they were both working at the Russian Lady bar in New Haven, Connecticut.
But neither one of them had the slightest inkling they might be related until strangers began pointing out their likeness.
Sharing their story on Facebook, Cassandra wrote: “Julia and I met in 2013 working at Russian Lady in New Haven, CT.
“Julia notices the Dominican flag on my arm and makes a comment about how she’s Dominican too BUT she’s adopted from there.
“I stop her in her tracks and tell her I’m adopted from there too. We become friends, start wearing matching clothes, having a blast together and telling everyone ‘we’re sisters’.”
Julia and Cassandra continued to be unaware of their relation for eight more years.
They began to wonder whether they could be related but their adoption papers didn’t match up.
“Papers said we were from two different cities [and had] different last names. And our mothers’ names on our paperwork were different”, Julia told Good Morning America.
It wasn’t until Cassandra met up with her biological parents in the Dominican republic that she learned she had another sister.
Their parents had nine kids together, three boys and six girls but they were forced to give up Cassandra and Julia because they couldn’t afford to support the large family.
Cassandra continued: “Fast forward to 2021 and I ask my dad if he gave up another baby he says yes! I’m buggin out, omg there’s one more sibling!!!
“I jump in my car last minute and drove to CT to get her to do 23andme and the results came back yesterday.
“WE ARE SISTERS ! Same mom, same dad ! Just two girls who happen to work together find out they’re sisters ❤️ I love you twin!”
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