Winner of Strictly Come Dancing and loving wife to Peter Crouch, Abbey Clancy is one of the most popular English models of recent times.
However today it isn’t Abbey who’s getting all of the attention – it’s her mum.
Posting onto Instagram earlier today (June 1), Clancy shared a photograph of her now 58-year-old mum, Karen Sullivan, wishing her a very happy birthday, however Instagram users are totally mind-blown. Why? Because her mum looks more 21 than 58.
Liverpool native, Abbey, 32, posted the picture onto the social media site writing:
Happy birthday to my beautiful mummy. I love you so so much don’t know what I’d do without you xxx
So far the post has received well over 5,000 likes in just a matter of hours – however many of the comments are from gobsmacked members of the public who can’t believe that the woman in the picture is Abbey’s mum and not her sister.
One user commented:
Your twin! Gorgeous.
Can see where you get your stunning looks from, she’s beautiful! Happy birthday to her! Xx
A third wrote:
Looks like she could be your sister rather than your mum, absolute double of you.
A fourth commented:
You’re the double of your Mam! Beautiful.
In case you couldn’t see the likeliness so much on the first image, this second one should do the trick.
The resemblance is truly unbelievable. Happy Birthday Karen!
Little over a month ago a similar story went viral when Avengers star Chris Hemsworth shared a photo of his mum creating mass hysteria on social media when fans could not fathom his mum wasn’t a ‘girlfriend’.
His dad wasn’t left out either, but it’s hardly a surprise – their three sons all have super genes.
Posting the photo of him and his parents, Leonie and Craig, from the stands at the Commonwealth Games, Chris’s followers were all too kind in the comments.
Wow! Thought your mum was a girl friend, looking so young!! Your father looking good too. Good spirit!
While another said:
Is that really your mom???? Omg STUNNING af
She was then referred to as ‘foxy’ when somebody added:
Mrs Hemsworth is foxy. Mr Hemsworth looks like a charmer in good shape. Good genes Thor.
Another fan said:
Mom and Dad are gorgeous! Mom definitely does not look old enough for children this age! Wow!
Your mom is beautiful, not surprised she made gorgeous children.
Chris, who’s married to fellow actor Elsa Pataky, is the middle of three brothers, all of whom are actors – older brother Luke, and younger brother Liam.
Elsa was in the news last month after fighting off a metre-long snake in the bathroom of their family home.
The Spanish model and actor even posted to Instagram to document the whole thing, saying:
This is how I put her in the box. So professional!
Incredibly, the dangerous serpent ended up in a cardboard box through the use of a pole from a mop and some pretty expert balancing on the lid of the toilet seat.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.