By Kate Harrold
THIS MUM and daughter duo look so alike that even their own husbands get confused – despite their thirty-year age gap.
Authors, Dawn Hubsher (60) and Cher Hubsher (30), from Florida, USA, and New York, USA, respectively, may look like twin sisters, however the two are in fact mother and daughter. The duo have always shared a likeness but during Cher’s teens, the likeness became uncanny.
Whilst Cher initially found it strange being the only kid at school with a ‘young’ looking mum, she soon grew to love it – even inviting Dawn to her bachelorette party as ‘one of the girls.’
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 mum were wearing the same coloured outfit. As we both have long dark hair, we look similar from behind,” Cher said.
“My husband went up to my mum 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 thirty years,’ and they were happy to see I wouldn’t change much.
“People mistake us for sisters all of the time. One time, mum’s friend was talking to her thinking she was me.
“I was fifteen when people started thinking we looked similar. I used to want my mum to look like a typical mum but as I got older, I started to appreciate what we had.
“As my mum 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.
“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.
“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.”