Fans absolutely love watching Theo and Erik Olson playing Wiley on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but as the identical twins swap in and out to portray the toddler during his scenes, it can be difficult to know which boy is on TV at any given time. Well, their parents have finally revealed the secret on how to tell Theo and Erik apart!
“I’m finally about to let you in on the big secret!” their mom shared on Instagram. “Theo’s head is slightly longer and Erik’s face is rounder. “Theo has a dimple when he smiles and just in the past month, a tiny freckle appeared on his nose. Theo also has an indentation in his ear which I used to tell them apart in the middle of the night while breastfeeding when they were babies.”
Of course, there are still plenty that the twins have in common as they grow up together! “Personality-wise, they are both very silly and way too smart,” their parents added. “They love people and animals — especially dogs — and every day is a party! They are also very safety conscious and always wear their helmets and tell us to ‘be careful’ when driving. Their language is developing at a crazy fast rate — in two languages! — and so is their imagination!
“They are unbelievably active and curious and creative,” they concluded. “They are very close to being potty trained and are super-encouraging of their brother every time he is successful! They deeply care about others and we are so proud of who they are becoming!”
So now when viewers tune in to GH and little Wiley comes on screen, they’ll be able to look closely and maybe figure out whether they’re watching Theo or Erik playing the adorable tyke. Good luck!