Maitland's Keasey triplets celebrate with a combined 40th birthday party

TRIPLE TREAT: Maitland triplets Kristy Mendyk, Kelly Andersen and Kimm Yarnold who  will turn 40 on Sunday. Picture: Simone De Peak
TRIPLE TREAT: Maitland triplets Kristy Mendyk, Kelly Andersen and Kimm Yarnold who will turn 40 on Sunday. Picture: Simone De Peak

They often wear the same clothes, can sense when each other is sick and pretty much enjoy the same things in life – except when it comes to men.

It’s been a long while since we’ve caught up with Maitland’s Keasey triplets – 19 years in fact, when they celebrated their 21st birthdays.

On Sunday, the sisters will celebrate their 40th birthdays, kicking off with a combined birthday bash at Telarah Bowling Club on Friday night for 120 friends and family.

Since we last spoke to Kristy, Kelly and Kimm, they have each married and between the three have produced 10 children.

Kristy explained that she and her sisters talk each day and share the same interests but when it came to picking their perfect match their tastes could not be further apart.

“Kelly met her husband online and he’s pretty quiet, very family focused and a stay at home type,” Kristy said. “Kimm’s husband has been in the Navy and is a real party goer and my hubbie loves his V8 supercars and sport, all of which I hate but I still love him to bits,” she said.

Over the years the sisters’ bond seems to have deepened. They remain extremely close, talk each day and can sense when something is wrong.

“It’s like a sixth sense,” Kristy said. “I had to go to hospital once. Kelly and Kimm knew I was there but didn’t know why and they started to get pains in their belly and knew something was not right. Turned out I had appendicitis.”

The triplets lost their dad Lyall when they were 17 but mum Dell is still going strong and has been no stranger to babysitting the 10 grandkids all together over the years.

“We have two older brothers so in total mum has 18 grandkids,” Kristy said.

So over those 40 years have they ever had a fight?

“Not so much fights but disagreements,” Kristy said. “We’re too much alike.”

And what will they buy each other for their 40ths?

“We’re each getting a tattoo.

“Something to symbolise that the three of us will always be together in life and in death – we will never be apart,” Kristy said.

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