The story isn't about Valentino's parents, nor his grandparents. It's about his great-grandparents, and how they started the business that changed their lives forever.
Let's just say, two people met at a bar. One of them was a famous singer. The other was the bartender. Valkyrie Chung and Vinzent Jiang were the couple, and they found they had a lot in common, so little by little, they started to fall in love. One of the reasons why they liked each other was also because their dreams were the same - to become pastry chefs. Now, it might not seem exciting, but the couple were more than delighted when Vinzent suggested they could open up a bakery.
So as planned, the bakery opened a few days after Vinzent and Valkyrie married. And became a huge success. The Jiangs’ signature dish was jelly donuts, so naturally the shop was called “Jiang’s Jelly Donuts”. The Jiang jelly donut recipe was passed down the family, and soon the whole family knew how to make this delicious, godly treat.
And that meant Vallya and Valentino had to learn this too. They were both born on February 14, which kinda explained why one was called Valentino and why their names both started with V (although it was kind of a family tradition now). As soon as they could talk, walk or do stuff kids around two could do, the twins were inseparable.
Vallya and Valentino proved themselves to be the next best chefs since the original Jiangs. They cooked every day, for themselves, their parents, their other siblings...almost everyone they knew. Vallya was always volunteering to be a "salesgirl" but Valentino had volunteered to stay home. Unlike Vallya, Valentino was super shy and wouldn't go around talking to random people on a daily basis. He preferred to have his headset on, listening to his favorite beats, watching FlooTube and reading the captions.
Later, Valentino picked up singing. He was singing in the bathroom when his friend caught him and told him he should start learning - like, professionally, not in the toilet. Vallya caught Valentino singing in his room a few times before deciding she wanted to learn too. And both of them ended up singing together. They performed for a few people - friends, family - and they all said the twins had enough talent to get spotted by a singing company. Vallya didn't believe them, but Valentino did. He kept waiting for the day when he would finally become a singer.
Their parents also insisted they learn the piano. It was so boring and useless to both of them. Their first magical moment happened there, because it was apparently so boring they made the piano sheets fly. After freaking out the piano teacher they didn't need to learn it anymore (yay). Vallya seemed really interested in magic, all of a sudden. (Valentino didn't get it though; they had always been living with magic!) Valentino, on the other hand, did not care the very least about it (his only comments were "okay, cool."). He was an eight year old who was still into watching FlooTube! He didn't need to be interested in magic yet! Whenever Vallya tried to talk to him over dinner how cool magic was, Valentino was like "eh, doesn't concern me."
They moved to Europe at some time before the twins' tenth birthday, and they attended Durmstrang there. When the twins were in their third year of Durmstrang, Valentino somehow managed to convince Vallya to sing a duet together and post it on social media. That attracted a lot of attention. Even the attention of a few singing brands and scouts. They later joined Alohomora and became signed artists - although that didn't happen until they had trained for months.
Vallya, surprisingly, managed to not let anybody know about her "true self". Valentino did too, for a year or two. Then someone blown his cover. He didn't know how it happened - it all happened so fast! - but within seconds, he was officially the most popular guy in the school. Valentino was thinking, "Hey, this isn't too bad" when the crowding happened. And the questions. It was like he built a wall, and it broke. And now the questions were flooding in. Valentino was drowning - he was shy, so he didn't like it after the spotlight was on him for the first couple of days - and he was literally dying in there. It was all too much. And, Vallya said, everyone knew they were twins. It wasn't going to be long before they found out who she was too, and Valentino saw the fear in her eyes every time she talked about it.
By the time they both released their debut EP albums, it was the end of his and his sister's sixth year. And they realized this was just going to make things worse. They seriously then wanted to move to England and enroll into Hogwarts as new seventh years. Their parents agreed, although they told them it would be a big and sudden change and it would be a rush to get ready for a new school, but Vallya and Valentino wouldn't care the least.
As long as they had a new life, they could start over, hoping and praying nobody made the connection with Vallya and a certain singer and Valentino with another certain singer, assuming Valentino hadn't already made it official. He was pretty sure the world would make the connection someday anyway.