Joleen Diaz and her daughter Meilani Parks are 24 years apart in age but are often told by strangers that they could be sisters.
“I don’t think she minds,” says Diaz, 43, of her 19-year-old. “While she was growing up, she would often hear people tell me they thought my mother was my sister.”
“Meilani and I have never gone clubbing or partying together,” Diaz, an elementary school teacher, tells Jam Press, adding that she doesn’t plan to go out with her daughter in the future, either. While she’s had her share of late nights, “these days, I’d rather stay home, drink a nice cup of hot tea, and watch a good movie.”
“I’ve always lived a healthy, active lifestyle,” Diaz says. “I rarely drink alcohol. I get a lot of rest, and eat a balanced, healthy diet,” which is how she stays so young.
The idea that Diaz is Parks’ sister, isn't beyond the relm of possibilities because she had her daughter so young.
“I was pretty young when I had her, so it’s not entirely impossible that we could be sisters,” she says.