Malika Haqq and her identical twin sister Khadijah Haqq McCray are undeniably close. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality stars share secrets, clothes, and even movie projects. The dynamic duo are always together, so fans were recently shocked when they saw a post that made them believe Malika is a few inches taller than her sibling.
On Thursday, June 25, Malika shared an image on Instagram that showed her and her sister wearing black waist trainers and exercising outside. Standing in front of a gray brick wall, Malika held a jump rope, as Khadijah showed off her dumbbells. The new mother sported wavy blond hair with dark roots, while her sister opted for a half-up, half-down hairstyle.
The sisters color-coordinated their outfits for their workout. Malika wore black spandex with a black-and-white striped tank top and Khadijah rocked black leggings with a white design. She tied her appearance together with a solid black tank top. “Committed to doing what works 💪🏾,” Malika wrote.
Many people who gravitated toward the image pointed out Malika’s height in comparison to her sister. “When did you become so much taller than your twin @malika 😳,” one user asked. Someone else agreed and commented, “Didn’t know that @foreverkhadijah was that short.” A third user chimed in: “I never noticed the difference in height.”
Malika appeared to be standing on an elevated surface, which seemingly caused her to look much taller than her sis. At the beginning of May, Malika shared a similar photo on Instagram that showed her and her sister working out. In the photo, Malika seemed to be only slighter taller than Khadijah, so any height difference between the two is nowhere near as drastic as some fans were led to believe by the June 25 Instagram post.
The pair may look alike, but they couldn’t be more different. In a clip on their Facebook show “Side by Side with Malika and Khadijah,” the twins explained that they think very differently. “If you didn’t know or haven’t noticed, we are identical twin sisters,” Malika said. “But we’re really different in a lot of ways. We happen to have different opinions on just about everything,” Khadijah added.
The two also seem to have styles of dealing with children. Malika gave birth to her son Ace Flores on March 14. She shares her bundle of joy with her ex-boyfriend, rapper O.T. Genasis. Khadijah has three children with her former NFL star husband Bobby McCray. Their oldest son Bobby McCray, youngest son Christian McCray, and daughter Celine McCray unabashedly revealed on the April 7 episode of “Side by Side with Malika and Khadijah” that their mother is stricter with them than Malika is with her nephews and niece. Khadijah laughed off that assessment by saying that someday Malika — who was still pregnant when the episode was shot — also would be voted as a strict mom.