Following the birth of her twins, Chantelle Broughton often encounters questions about her children’s unique skin colors.
Her twins, Ayon and Azirah, display an extraordinary occurrence with distinct skin tones. Chantelle expressed her joy that her twins turned out beautifully different, making their family special.
Chantelle’s surprise deepened when she welcomed her son, Ayon, with fair skin and green eyes, followed by the birth of her daughter, Azirah, who had a noticeably darker complexion and brown eyes. Azirah’s skin tone became darker over the weeks, leading her to be darker than her father.
Chantelle, an auxiliary nurse with a mixed heritage due to her Nigerian maternal grandfather, contrasted with the children’s father, Ashton, who has Jamaican and Scottish roots.
Despite looking somewhat similar at birth, Azirah’s skin tone continued to darken in the following weeks. As they reached four months of age, the twins developed distinct personalities while maintaining a strong bond.
Chantelle amusingly speculates that people might assume the twins have different fathers and frequently receive attention when out in public. People often stop her to ask if both children are hers.