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Twins Married to Twins Say ‘Togetherness’ Is the Best and Hardest Part of Quaternary Marriage at Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, identical twins Briana and Brittany Deane Salyers and their husbands, identical twins Jeremy and Josh Salyers, are preparing for a large family feast at their vast Virginia home.

“The best thing about being in a quaternary marriage around the holidays is the companionship,” Brittany, 36, says of the situation in which identical twins marry identical twins. “And that means getting to divide and conquer work, which makes every task more enjoyable.”

Brittany, Josh and Jett at their home, Smith Mountain Manor. PHOTO: KAYTLIN LANE PHOTOGRAPHY

Another advantage? “The people you care about the most,” Brittany’s husband Josh explains, “are already here.”

This year’s event is especially poignant. The couples will host Thanksgiving for their extended family for the first time since they met in 2017 at the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio — where they returned a year later to married in a joint ceremony.

According to PEOPLE, the Salyers’ table will seat 19. Both sets of parents, as well as the majority of their relatives and families, as well as the Virginia spouses’ two small sons, born four months apart, will be there for the holiday.

Josh, Brittany, Briana and Jeremy Salyers in their home, with a preview of what they will be serving on Thanksgiving. PHOTO: SALYERS TWINS/SALYERS FAMILY

“It’s going to be a big meal,” Jeremy says. “There’s never been anything like that here before.”

Mmashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams, stuffing (containing celery, carrots, corn, pomegranate seeds, and breadcrumbs), and deviled eggs will be made by her and her sister.

Meanwhile, their 39-year-old spouses are in charge of dessert. Josh and Jeremy will cook blackberry cobbler and chocolate lava cake because “I insist,” Briana says.

“We do everything as a family, we’re very connected,” Briana previously told PEOPLE in their Real-Life Love, which featured exclusive home photographs of the family. “It’s almost like a fantastic existence.”

Josh, Brittany, Briana and Jeremy Salyers in their home, with a preview of what they will be serving on Thanksgiving. PHOTO: SALYERS TWINS/SALYERS FAMILY

Even yet, the couples’ long marriage presents some complications when their loved ones gather for the holidays, especially now that they have their boys.

“Not everyone is used to how we operate together as twins and now as a twin family,” Brittany adds. “We have a lot of unspoken communication and understand each other very well.”

“It’s difficult to switch gears and discuss a lot of planning and details around holidays with family and friends,” she continues. “This is the biggest family gathering in a long time, and the biggest since we’ve had the kids, so it’s been more crazy than ever.”


Their lives are so intertwined that their sons occupy the same room at the mansion the two families bought together and converted into a wedding venue called Smith Mountain Manor, which Josh and Jeremy mostly run.

Meanwhile, Brittany and Briana are attorneys at a Roanoke law company.

When it comes to raising Jax, Briana and Jeremy’s son, and Jett, whose parents are Brittany and Josh, all four share parenting responsibilities. Despite their mothers’ and fathers’ strong resemblances, the boys are linked to all four adults and have no trouble identifying them apart.

Briana previously told PEOPLE, “Sometimes they both want one mom, or they’ll turn around and both want the other mom.”

Jett, who is often smiling, named Josh and Jeremy “two dadas” before calling Brittany and Briana “two mamas” in a heartwarming moment the family shared on Instagram in July.

When asked if they plan to have more children, both couples replied they are open to the possibility.

The mother-son pairs — Briana and Jax (left); Brittany and Jett (right) — rock coordinated outfits. PHOTO: KAYTLIN LANE PHOTOGRAPHY

“We’re also pleased raising our two boys,” Briana says, adding that “we’d be thrilled if it happened.”

“It’s important to look around and see what you have,” Jeremy continues, “and to be thankful for what you do have.”

With Jett and Jax so close in age, the parents are ready for a protracted period of the “terrible twos.” They’re all in this together, though.

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