A woman says she looks so similar to her mother that her own husband once mistakenly smacked her mom’s derriere in a very embarrassing case of mistaken identity – despite their 30-year age gap.
Authors and reality TV stars Dawn Hubsher, 60, and Cher Hubsher, 30, who live in Florida and New York respectively, may look like twin sisters, but the two are in fact mother and daughter.
The duo have always shared a likeness but during Cher’s teens, the similarity became uncanny.
While Cher, who has a one-year-old daughter Belle, initially found it strange being the only kid at school with a ‘young’ looking mother, she soon grew to love it – even inviting Dawn to her bachelorette party as ‘one of the girls’.
Authors Dawn Hubsher, 60, right, and Cher Hubsher, 30, left, from Florida and New York respectively, may look like twin sisters, but the two are in fact mother and daughter
While Cher (right) initially found it strange being the only kid at school with a ‘young’ looking mom, she soon grew to love it – and even invited Dawn to her Vegas bachelorette
The duo’s likeness has garnered them a collective 75,000 fans on Instagram but the pair’s twin-like looks have even fooled family and friends – including Cher’s husband, Jared Gopman, 30.
‘One time, me and my mother were wearing the same colored outfit. As we both have long dark hair, we look similar from behind,’ Cher said.
‘My husband went up to my mother and smacked her on the butt thinking that it was me.
‘Every guy I’ve dated would always say, ‘I know what you’ll look like in 30 years,’ and they were happy to see I wouldn’t change much.’
She explained: ‘People mistake us for sisters all of the time. One time, my mother’s friend was talking to her thinking she was me.
The duo (seen left recently and right when Cher was a little girl) have always shared a likeness but during Cher’s teens, the similarity became uncanny
‘I was 15 when people started thinking we looked similar. I used to want my mother to look like a typical mom but as I got older, I started to appreciate what we had.
‘As my mother looked so young and acted young, we became friends too and she even came to my bachelorette party.’
Together, Dawn and Cher have written A Bond That Lasts Forever, a book chronicling their journey. The two may look like sisters, but they’ve also grown to act like them, too.
‘The book is a collection of hard-earned wisdoms about how to create the mother-daughter relationship of your dreams,’ Dawn said.
The duo’s likeness has garnered them a collective 75,000 fans on Instagram but the Cher (left) and Dawn’s twin-like looks have even fooled family and friends
Dawn and her daughter started to notice how similar they looked when Cher (left) was 15
Cher now has her own daughter Belle, one, but it remains to be seen whether the little girl will have the same similarities to her own mother as Cher does to Dawn
‘Daughters will get practical advice on everything from learning how to forgive, to communicating effectively despite a generational gap.
‘Mothers will find guidance on how to achieve the delicate balance between being involved and ‘helicopter’ parenting all while remaining a friend and confidant.’
Dawn is unsurprisingly thrilled to be mistaken for her daughter’s sister – with many presuming her to be half the age she is. Now aged 60, Dawn is passing along her tips on how to maintain a youthful appearance as well as staying young-at-heart.
‘People usually guess that I’m in my thirties which is a huge compliment,’ Dawn said.
Together, Dawn (left) and Cher (right) have written A Bond That Lasts Forever, a book chronicling their journey – and they also appear on the TLC reality show sMothered
Dawn (right) is unsurprisingly thrilled to be mistaken for her daughter’s sister – with many presuming her to be half the age she is
Dawn pictured with Cher when she was just a toddler, wearing matching outfits
‘When Cher was younger, people would always say, “Did you conceive Cher alone?” because she has my full genetic make-up.
‘Having a daughter helps me to stay young because Cher keeps me up to date with the latest trends and styles.
‘We’re the same size too so we can raid each other’s closets and as we look so similar, what looks good on one, usually looks good on the other.
‘Exercise, a good plant-based diet, good skincare, sleeping, and drinking water are all key in maintaining a youthful appearance.
‘Age is just a number. Just because we’re getting older, it doesn’t mean we have to act it. Positive thoughts are key.
‘Having your daughter as your best friend is truly wonderful because you know you will always have each other’s best interests at heart. Looking alike is just a fun bonus.’
Cher (left) and Dawn spend a great deal of time together – and have grown to think of each other more like sisters than mother and daughter
Dawn was even invited to Cher’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas