Celebrity parents of multiples
Lots of celebrities are having twins these days! Find out which of your favourite celebs are parents of multiples.
Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer
“We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world,” the actors' rep announced back in September. “The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.”
That's all we know so far about these True Blood twins. Anna, 30, and her husband/True Blood costar, Stephen, 43, have kept super mum about the kids' names, sexes and birth date. This is definitely a world record for most-hush-hush celebrity parents ever.
Regardless, of course, we are thrilled for them! This photo (left) is the first we've seen of the new family. Stephen is also dad to Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12.
Modern Family's Emmy award-winning star Julie Bowen, 42, practised the "double football hold" when she breastfed her twins, John and Gus (now two years old). She even shared a photo of herself breastfeeding them on Lopez Tonight. The photo was considered too explicit to share on The View, but I think it's amazing.... Check it out here!
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker, 47, and Matthew Broderick, 50, conceived their twins, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick, now three, via a surrogate.
“I mean, giggles!" Jessica told Access Hollywood when asked what her reaction was when she learned she was expecting twins. "We didn’t expect it. I think after a certain amount of time, you tend to hold your hopes at bay a bit so as not to be disappointed. One really would have been thrilling and we would’ve felt incredibly lucky. And two was a comedy.”
Marion and Tabitha also have a big brother, James Wilkie, 10. Check him out riding a tandem bike with his dad!
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
Of course, Jennifer Lopez, 43, and Marc Anthony, 43, are no longer together. But two wonderful things came out of their seven-year marriage: twins Max and Emme.
Now 4.5 years old, Max and Emme (who's the spitting image of her gorgeous mom) are often seen out and about with their mom and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Casper Smart. Here's Emme, her mom and Casper at Paris Fashion week.
Julia Roberts, 45, welcomed twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in November 2004, and later gave birth to their brother, Henry, in June 2007.
There's been a lot of curiosity around the twins' names. On The Late Show with David Letterman, Julia explained, "Hazel is an old-fashioned name, and she’s a strong, perfect Hazel." And on Live with Regis and Kelly, she said, "My husband wanted to name [Phinnaeus] Finn, which I quite liked, but it seemed like a nickname…. So I said we had to have a proper name, and then we can call him Finn.”
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
And...twins brought the headcount up to EIGHT for the Jolie-Pitt family.
Angelina Jolie, 37, and Brad Pitt, 48, welcomed their adorable twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, in July 2008.
Of course, rumours abound that Angelina's pregnant with twins again. But I'd say that's just as unlikely as the recent rumour (which went totally viral) that Jennifer Aniston is expecting triplets.
Céline Dion, 44, and her husband, René Angelil, 70, welcomed their twins boys, Eddy and Nelson, in October 2010. Shortly after their birth, Céline announced that she was originally expecting three boys (as a result of in vitro fertilization), but the third "chose to let go," she said, "to give space to his brothers to grow."
Eddy and Nelson also have a big brother, René-Charles, who's now 11.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris, 39, and David Burtka, 37, are dads to twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, born October 12, 2010, via surrogate. "Two eggs, two embryos, one of mine, one of his," David told Oprah last summer of the twins' "lucky" conception.
Sam Trammell & Missy Yager
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer aren't the only True Blood stars with twins. Something's definitely in the water over there.... Because their costar Sam Trammell, 43, also welcomed twins (both boys) recently with his girlfriend, Madmen and Boston Public star Missy Yager, 44.
See more celebs who gave birth after 40 here!
You'd never know Marcia Cross was 50! Indeed, having 5.5-year-old twin girls — Eden and Savannah — hasn't aged her a bit.
I don't usually write about Kate Gosselin, 37, nor do I know that much about her at all. But I'm pretty sure I'd be remiss if I didn't include the Kate Plus 8/Dancing With the Stars star in our "Celebrity Parents of Multiples" gallery.
Kate has eight kids with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin — fraternal twins (both girls) and sextuplets (three boys and three girls). Wow...!
Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell have twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, who turn four next month.
And it looks like one twin pregnancy is enough for them because, as Rebecca has said, "We feel like the world was made for pairs. Four feels like the perfect number. Also, we’re not interested in overpopulating this world…So we feel like we don’t want to leave more than we are when we leave this planet.”
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Ricky Martin, 41, is raising his twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, with partner Carlos González Abella.
The twins were born, as Ricky has publicly shared, via surrogate. They're now four years old — and adorable!
“A lot of people say, ‘Wow, you’re a single father of twin boys, that’s crazy!’” Ricky told Parade Magazine last year. "Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn’t change it for anything."
Image courtesy of Vanity Fair Magazine.
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley, 44, and her husband, Michael Lockwood, have 4-year-old twin girls, Finley and Harper.
Lisa Marie claims she'd been struggling with fertility for two years before conceiving her twins. "My blood was too thick and would clot, which caused several miscarriages," she has said. "The moment I took blood thinners, I got pregnant."
Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete have 15-year-old twins, Ryan and Rodney. Rodney Jr. was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, and Holly has become a very vocal autism advocate over the years.
On their birthday last year, Holly tweeted, "14 years ago today I gave birth to 2 little angels… What a blessing they have been to my life…"
Rodney and Ryan have two younger siblings, as well — Robinson, 10, and Roman, 7.
Diana Krall & Elvis Costello
Oh, to get lullabies from Diana Krall, 47, and Elvis Costello, 58!
And there are double the lullabies in their house, with twin boys Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlem James, born December 2006.
"There’s this book I picked up in England called something like, ‘A Healthy, Calm, Content Household with Twins,’" Diana told People Magazine. "It’s like, 7 a.m., open up the curtains, feed them, 11 a.m., close the curtains, put them in their beds…. You need a whistle and a stopwatch!"
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