The sweaters were a dead giveaway. (Pic via The Tulane Hullabaloo)
You and your BFF might totally feel like you're sisters, but you have nothing on Mikayla Stern-Ellis and Emily Nappi, Tulane students who met during their freshmen year roommate search.
After filling out an online questionnaire, Stern-Ellis and Nappi realized they both had similar answers. Though they didn't end up moving in together, they stayed in touch and gradually learned they had so much more in common, including that they were both fathered by sperm donors, and in both cases, the sperm donor was Colombian.
“We’ve been telling people, ‘Oh, there’s a 25 percent chance we’re sisters,’” Nappi told The Tulane Hullabaloo. While they were intrigued by the fact that they were both the offspring of a Colombian man who sold his fluids for some quick cash, they didn't think too much more about it.
It wasn't until Heidi and Debra Stern-Ellis—Mikayla's parents—heard about the similarities that they decided to pursue the matter. "When Mikayla came home for winter break," Debra Stern-Ellis told the Hullabaloo, "We were sitting on the couch and looking at Emily’s picture and her picture, and I said to her, ‘You should text her and ask her for the donor number.’”
Jackpot! Same sperm! The besties were sisters all along, and it might never have been discovered if one of them had picked LSU instead.
Great ending to the story, but being the child of a sperm donor must stink. Constantly wondering who you're related to, whether you're angry at a friend because they're a jerk or because of sibling rivalry. Everyone you date, you must have to ask them up front if they know who their dad is to make sure you're not related. Sure you could throw caution to the wind and just make out anyway, but incest is a felony offense. Is love worth the jail time? Is it?!
(by Bob Powers)