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Sweet Valley High star Brittany Daniel reveals she had baby using twin sister Cynthia’s donor egg 

Sweet Valley High star Brittany Daniel revealed she had a baby using her twin sister Cynthia’s donor egg after cancer left her unable to get pregnant on her own.

After a gruesome battle with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Brittany, 45, was told she may never be able to have children. And that’s when her twin sister, Cynthia, 45, stepped in.

The two women rose to fame after they starred as Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield in the 90s TV series Sweet Valley High.

And according to Cynthia, it was a no-brainer to donate her eggs to her twin sister, who she already ‘shared everything with.’ 

Sweet Valley High star Brittany Daniel revealed she had a baby using her twin sister Cynthia’s donor egg after cancer left her unable to get pregnant on her own

After a gruesome battle with stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Brittany (left), 45, was told she may never be able to have children. That's when her twin, Cynthia (right) stepped in

After a gruesome battle with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Brittany (left), 45, was told she may never be able to have children. That’s when her twin, Cynthia (right) stepped in

Miracle: Brittany and her husband, Adam Touni, welcomed their daughter, Hope Rose Touni, on October 24, 2021

Miracle: Brittany and her husband, Adam Touni, welcomed their daughter, Hope Rose Touni, on October 24, 2021

The two women rose to fame after they starred as Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield in the 90s TV series Sweet Valley High. They are pictured in the show

The two women rose to fame after they starred as Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield in the 90s TV series Sweet Valley High. They are pictured in the show

‘I saw it as such a simple gift I could give to her. I know Brittany would do it in a split second for me. And we’ve always shared everything, so why not this?’ Cynthia told People Magazine during a recent interview. 

‘We are so intertwined. Everything that’s hers is mine and everything that’s mine is hers,’ Brittany added. 

Brittany and her husband, Adam Touni, welcomed their daughter, Hope Rose Touni, on October 24, 2021. 

Sweet Valley High premiered in September 1994 and went on for four seasons before it went off the air in October 1997.

After it concluded, Brittany continued to act, starring in movies and TV shows like Dawson’s Creek, That ’70s Show, White Chicks, and more. 

Cynthia has two sons, Ryland and Colt, and daughter, Steely Rose, with her husband, Yellowstone star Cole Hauser (pictured in 2019)

Cynthia has two sons, Ryland and Colt, and daughter, Steely Rose, with her husband, Yellowstone star Cole Hauser (pictured in 2019) 

Sister bond: According to Cynthia, it was a no-brainer to donate her eggs to her twin sister, who she already 'shared everything with.' Brittany is pictured with Hope

Sister bond: According to Cynthia, it was a no-brainer to donate her eggs to her twin sister, who she already ‘shared everything with.’ Brittany is pictured with Hope

'We are so intertwined. Everything that's hers is mine and everything that's mine is hers,' Brittany (pictured with Hope) gushed

‘We are so intertwined. Everything that’s hers is mine and everything that’s mine is hers,’ Brittany (pictured with Hope) gushed

As for Cynthia, she decided to step out of the spotlight after the show came to an end, so that she could focus on starting a family.

She and her husband, Yellowstone star Cole Hauser, share three kids of their own — Ryland, 17, Colt, 13, and Steely, 8. 

‘I always thought I’d be the first to get married and start a family,’ Brittany admitted. ‘But I was serious about my career, and I was having a good time.’

However, that came to a halt when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. At the time, Cynthia recalled wondering, ‘Am I going to lose my sister?’

She added: ‘She was so strong, but it was so hard to watch.’

After Brittany was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Cynthia recalled wondering, 'Am I going to lose my sister?' She went through six months of intense chemotherapy and fully recovered

After Brittany was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, Cynthia recalled wondering, ‘Am I going to lose my sister?’ She went through six months of intense chemotherapy and fully recovered

Unfortunately, she was told that due to the chemo, all of her eggs had been diminished so she could not get pregnant on her own. Pictured is her daughter, Hope

Unfortunately, she was told that due to the chemo, all of her eggs had been diminished so she could not get pregnant on her own. Pictured is her daughter, Hope

She then approached Cynthia, who 'didn't hesitate.' But unfortunately, Brittany and her husband had three unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts using Cynthia's eggs

She then approached Cynthia, who ‘didn’t hesitate.’ But unfortunately, Brittany and her husband had three unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts using Cynthia’s eggs

Brittany went through six months of intense chemotherapy and fully recovered, however, after going through that she said her outlook on life changed.

‘I remember thinking that I had a new lease on life,’ she said. ‘I was ready to find a partner and have a child.’

Unfortunately, she was told that due to the chemo, all of her eggs had been diminished so she could not get pregnant on her own.

She then approached Cynthia, who ‘didn’t hesitate.’ But unfortunately, Brittany and her husband had three unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts using Cynthia’s eggs. 

Discouraged, Brittany said she was started to think she would never ‘be a mom in this lifetime.’ 

Discouraged, Brittany said she was started to think she would never 'be a mom in this lifetime.' They then decided to use a surrogate with Cynthia's egg - and it was successful

Discouraged, Brittany said she was started to think she would never ‘be a mom in this lifetime.’ They then decided to use a surrogate with Cynthia’s egg – and it was successful

Magical moment: Cynthia met the baby in December, and called it one of the 'brightest moments of her life.' Cynthia is pictured with Hope

Magical moment: Cynthia met the baby in December, and called it one of the ‘brightest moments of her life.’ Cynthia is pictured with Hope

They then decided to use a surrogate with Cynthia’s egg — and it was successful. And when Hope was born last fall, Brittany said the entire room was ‘bawling’ because they all ‘knew what they had been through.’ 

Cynthia's husband Cole plays Rip Wheeler in the Paramount Network series Yellowstone

Cynthia’s husband Cole plays Rip Wheeler in the Paramount Network series Yellowstone

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cynthia wasn’t able to see her niece in person for the first few months of her life, but in December, they were finally able to meet face-to-face. 

‘I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel at first, what emotions would come up,’ Cynthia admitted. ‘But I just felt like the aunt. And that is really special.’ 

‘One of the brightest moments of my life. Meeting my niece for the first time last week took my breath away. We love you Hope Rose Touni,’ she wrote on Instagram at the time. 

Brittany said she is considering expanding her family using another embryo created with Cynthia’s egg sometime in the future.

But for now, she is enjoying new motherhood. She gushed, ‘It’s better than I ever thought it could be. My sister made my dreams come true.’ 

‘Words cannot express how grateful I am to her,’ she concluded.

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