Lesbian Couple’s Side-By-Side Pregnancy Photos in North Carolina Go Viral

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North Carolina moms Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy received some unexpected worldwide fame after photos they shared on Instagram went viral.

According to Huffington Post, the couple took the photos one year apart — in January 2014 when Vanessa Iris was pregnant with their son Jax and in January 2015 when Melanie was pregnant with their daughter Ero.

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The photos were posted two months ago, but only recently reached viral status after appearing on several LGBT-focused sites.

The photos were shared on a Brazilian advocacy group’s Facebook page, where they reached over 150,000 likes.

“It’s crazy to see that people were referring to my family as an inspiration. We are still in complete shock,” Melanie told The Huffington Post.

This story was originally posted by KTLA sister station WGHP in Greensboro, North Carolina, and distributed by Tribune Broadcasting.