Nigerian Mother Becomes The Only Black Woman In The World To Give Birth To Two White Children (Photos) Nigerian Mother Becomes The Only Black Woman In The World To Give Birth To Two White Children (Photos)
A woman of Nigerian heritage has given birth to two pale-skinned, blue-eyed children, the odds of which doctors called a million-to-one. Catherine Howarth, 35,... Nigerian Mother Becomes The Only Black Woman In The World To Give Birth To Two White Children (Photos)

A woman of Nigerian heritage has given birth to two pale-skinned, blue-eyed children, the odds of which doctors called a million-to-one.

Catherine Howarth, 35, and her husband, Richard, 37, were shocked when they saw their daughter, Sophia. Their previous child, 3-year-old Jonah, was born with fair skin and blue eyes, and they didn’t think it would happen again, the Daily Mail reported.

“When I had Jonah he was so white both Richard and I thought the midwife had given us the wrong child,” Catherine told the Daily Mail. “But if anything, having Sophia has been even more of a shock because we were sure it couldn’t happen twice.

“I was stunned when I saw her blue eyes and light skin.”

“When Jonah was born, a genetic specialist said he was a one-in-a-million baby,” Catherine explained. “He said it was extraordinary with my African background that I’d had a child with blue eyes and pale skin.

“So when Sophia was born with white skin and blue eyes I was more than taken back with shock,” the mother added. “It seems the odds of it happening twice are millions-to-one. No-one has heard of a black mum having two white babies one after the other.”

Jonah was born on June 1, 2014. the Daily Mirror reported. Sophia was born in March. Doctors were also shocked when they saw the child.


“Each time doctors and midwives have all commented on our babies’ amazing [coloring],” Catherina said. “People often get confused when they meet me with the children for the first time.

“You can see them doing a double take, wondering if I am their mum. I do get tired of being stopped in the street by people asking if I’m the nanny. People seem to find it hard to understand how I could give birth twice to white children.

“But when people get to know us more, they often say despite their blue eyes and white skin, they can also see a lot of my characteristics.”

Catherine is of Nigerian descent. She has one theory as to how she gave birth to two pale-skinned, blue-eyed children.

“The only explanation seems to be there must have been a white gene in my family that has remained dormant for years until now,” she explained. “And now it seems to be very dominant.”

The stunning looks of the two children even got them the attention of modeling agencies. Sophia landed her first modeling job at just 3 weeks old, while 3-year-old Jonah has already been contacted by five modeling agencies.

“While it is interesting how the genes have aligned themselves, it doesn’t matter to us what [color] our children’s skin is,” Richard said. “We just feel incredibly lucky to have a beautiful son and daughter. Having healthy and happy kids is all that matters.”

Sources: Daily Mail

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  • Taniqua Jackson

    2017-02-05 #1 Author

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! 😍

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  • Hazel Morgan

    2017-02-05 #3 Author

    Wow truly amazing

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  • Tarina

    2017-02-05 #4 Author

    Them babies are gorgeous 😍 he has strong genes !!!

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  • Aaligha

    2017-02-05 #5 Author

    That’s So Amazing, God Is Good

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  • Jaquaun

    2017-02-05 #6 Author

    Awesome blessed 🙏🏾 So amazing

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  • Jaquaun

    2017-02-05 #7 Author

    Awesome so blessed adorable

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  • Al

    2017-02-05 #8 Author

    Gift from god😇😇 so wonderful

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  • Shawntel robinson

    2017-02-05 #9 Author

    Wow😍 beautiful kids‼

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  • Kentaya

    2017-02-05 #10 Author

    Those babies are so freaking adorable 😩❤️

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  • Phizzle Raj

    2017-02-05 #11 Author

    So adorable. Truly Amazing.

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  • Zito-x

    2017-02-05 #12 Author

    This is so lovely.

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  • Teria Olds

    2017-02-05 #13 Author

    Incredible story! Those are some Beautiful babies!!

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  • shania

    2017-02-05 #14 Author

    Beautiful babies 😘great story

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  • Ivana Tate

    2017-02-05 #15 Author

    Awww the babies are so cute and that’s so cool how they took their dad’s color but their mom’s features!!!

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  • Mahfuzur Rahman

    2017-02-05 #16 Author

    I am loving it. God bless them….

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  • Vanessa

    2017-02-06 #17 Author

    Amazing, beautiful babies!!!!

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  • Morgin Renee

    2017-02-06 #18 Author

    Wow! That’s amazing. Beautiful twins

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  • Kimberly

    2017-02-06 #19 Author

    Omg they are so cute!!!! God bless them

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  • Amanda Montgomery

    2017-02-06 #20 Author

    Such beautiful babies!!!

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  • Montasia

    2017-02-06 #21 Author

    Thats so amazing and they have strong african american genes ❤❤❤❤

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  • Haroldine

    2017-02-06 #22 Author

    wow thats amazing…they are so gorgeous!!

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  • Heather

    2017-02-06 #23 Author

    What a beautiful family!

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  • estela rose lazaro

    2017-02-06 #24 Author

    wow! nice its amazing.

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  • Deiondra

    2017-02-06 #25 Author

    This is so amazing to me😍

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  • Lexi simon

    2017-02-06 #26 Author

    Beautiful children!! 😍

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  • Jajolyn Badilles

    2017-02-06 #27 Author

    Wow! You are so lucky .

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  • Keymari

    2017-02-06 #28 Author

    Babies are beyond beautiful

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  • Kierra

    2017-02-06 #29 Author

    This is beautiful despite all the negativity…Blessed🙏🏾😍

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  • Tiffany P

    2017-02-06 #30 Author

    Awe Amazing Story,They Are Beautiful❤💙!!

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  • Kaneshia

    2017-02-06 #31 Author

    This is a beautiful family!!

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  • Lonica hayes

    2017-02-06 #32 Author

    wow , thats amazing

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  • Jayla Brugner

    2017-02-06 #33 Author

    Truly Beautiful ❤️😌

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  • Jenny

    2017-02-07 #34 Author

    Wow thats awesome and the babies are really cute😍

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  • Solace

    2017-02-07 #35 Author

    Their dad is white why wouldn’t they be, I’m not surprise about it.

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  • Sierra

    2017-02-08 #36 Author

    This is so beautiful! 😍 Babies are so cute! Both of my babies came out very light and still are very light while both parents are dark.

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