10 celebrity twin parents
Twins seem to be sprouting up all over Hollywood in recent years, so here is our round up of 10 celebrity parents dealing with double trouble…
Names: Nelson and Eddy
Birthday: 23rd October 2010
Parents: Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil
Where: St. Mary’s Medical Centre, Florida by caesarean
These non identical little lads were born just 1 minute apart and weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces.
While many celebrities indulge in quirky names for their youngsters, singing sensation Celine and her hubby put a lot of thought into what they named their children, claiming that they want them to be inspired by their names.
Nelson was named after Nelson Mandela. The couple only met the great leader once but they said they were incredibly impressed by him and gained a sense of who he was as a person. Eddy on the other hand is named after producer Eddy Marnay, who produced Celine’s first 5 records and was a father figure for her.
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Names: Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline
Birthday: 12 July 2008
Parents: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Where: Lenval hospital, in Nice, France by caesarean
These boy-girl twins weighed about 5 pounds each when they were born. They arrived earlier than expected as their original due date was 19th August.
Angelina touchingly used her mother’s name, Marcheline, for daughter Vivienne’s middle name as a tribute to her mum, who sadly died in 2007.
Tots Knox and Vivienne are going to have plenty of fun growing up in the ever growing Jolie-Pitt clan with all of their brothers and sisters. The twins are the 5th and 6th children in the family, which includes adopted son Maddox, from Cambodia, daughter Zahara from Ethiopia, Pax from Vietnam and biological daughter Shiloh. Phew what a family!
Knox and Vivienne are already used to the limelight as their parents sold their first pictures to Hello! and People magazines for a staggering $14 million!
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Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs
Names: D’Lila Star and Jessie James
Birthday: 21st December 2006
Parents: Sean Combs and Kim Porter
Where: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
These identical girls were born only 2 minutes apart, with the first baby weighing 5 pounds, followed by baby number 2 at 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
It may seem as if the girls have been given typically strange celeb names, but they are actually named after both their great-grandmothers. D’Lila is named after Kim’s grandma Lila Star, while Jessie has the same name as Diddy’s grandmother, Jessie Smalls.
Diddy and Kim also have son Christian (born 1998) who is big brother to the twins, and Diddy has son Justin (born 1993) as well with ex-girlfriend designer Misa Hylton-Brim.
Diddy and Kim have broken up since the birth of their beautiful twins.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Names: Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge
Birthday: 22nd June 2009
Parents: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Where: By a surrogate mother in East Ohio Regional Hospital
Sarah Jessica’s gorgeous twin girls were carried by surrogate Michelle Ross, after she admitted that she couldn’t conceive naturally.
The names Elwell and Hodge both come from Sarah’s side of the family.
“I guess I think there are things about it that I hope have made me a better mother. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to do the things that I wanted to do, like sleep. I have slept till 11:00 for a lot of years. Honestly, the only thing that I’m concerned about is the energy: I hope I can maintain the energy. I think about all the years I’ve spent parenting James Wilkie and everything I put into it, and there are two of them,” SJP tells Vogue magazine about her concerns about double trouble!
The couple also have 8-year-old son James Wilkie, and confess that they are very hands on parents. “We don’t have any live-in help. We’re pretty hands-on parents. That’s something that’s important to both of us, and we don’t shirk it, because what’s the point in having a family if you’re not going to really participate in it, you know?” Sarah explains.
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Names: Monroe and Moroccan Scott
Birthday: 30th April 2011
Parents: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Where: Los Angeles, California by caesarean
Little Monroe was born first out of the pair, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, followed by Moroccan at 5 pounds 6 ounces. The tots’ birthday also happens to be Mariah and Nick’s wedding anniversary, with Nick tweeting after the birth “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life!” The twins have already been nicknames Roc and Roe!
Monroe’s name is a tribute to blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, while brother Moroccan Scott’s name was influenced by the décor at dad Nick’s apartment when he proposed to singing diva Mariah. Scott is a Cannon family tradition, as it is Nick’s middle name as well as his grandma’s maiden name. Monroe was deliberately not given a middle name to mirror her famous mum.
Mariah made the most of her baby bump by painting it! Yep, she painted a colourful butterfly on her stomach, with one blue wing and one pink wing to represent the different sexes of her babies. She also wrote “dem babies” across the top of her belly, using her affectionate nickname for her babies. She posted the cute picture on Twitter.
“It’s crazy because you can see like my son is definitely more like me. He’s like chill, laid back…but my daughter is her mum’s child. She’s like a diva. When she wants something she’s instantly crying, letting you know. She’s going to be a little handful!” Nick said during an interview with Perez Hilton.
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Names: Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick
Birthday: 1st February 2007
Parents: Patrick and Jillian Dempsey
Where: Los Angeles
Patrick has been a very hands on dad with his three children and when his fraternal twin boys were born, he was there to cut the umbilical cord, although he has admitted to feeling overwhelmed when he first discovered he was going to be dad to twins! Darby and Sullivan were born 2 weeks by caesarean.
"Now, making money is about providing for my children. And being a father makes you look at yourself. You look at your marriage and go, 'How do I improve this? How do I keep growing and create a stable environment for my children?' " Patrick said about fatherhood to Life magazine.
The couple already have daughter Tallulah Fyfe (born in 2002), who helped determined which twin baby went with the names that her parents had picked. There is no story behind the names that Patrick and wife Jillian picked, they just chose names that they liked!
Names: Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter
Birthday: 28th November 2004
Parents: Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Where: Los Angeles
Hazel and Phinnaeus, nicknamed Finn, were born prematurely at 36 weeks, and weighed about 5 pounds each. The pair were delivered by caesarean.
“Hazel is an old-fashioned name, and she’s a strong, perfect Hazel,” Julia says about her choice of baby name for her daughter. So where did the unusual Phinnaeus come from? “My husband wanted to name him 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.”
Julia, married to cinematographer Danny Moder, is said to have twins run in her family as her great-grandmother and a pair of cousins were all twins.
The couple also have son Henry Daniel, who was born in 2007 in Los Angeles.
Names: Emme and Max
Birthday: 22nd February 2008
Parents: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Where: Long Island, New York
Little Emme was born first at 12.12am, weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces and Max followed at 12.23am weighed slightly more at 6 pounds.
J-Lo’s little ones have definitely been enjoying the spotlight and seem to take after their actress and singer mother. Emme and Max starred alongside their mum in a Gucci ad campaign, and Jennifer even has hopes that cute Emme will follow in diva like footsteps and become a singer as she apparently has a lovely voice.
The twins are said to have very different characteristics, with J-Lo saying that Max is usually “running, knocking things down [and] eating the world.” Emme on the other hand is said to be indecisive yet precise about her actions.
Marc already has three children, Cristian, Ryan and Ariana, so the new twins are his 4th and 5th children and his first with his songstress wife.
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Names: Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace
Birthday: 18th November 2007
Parents: Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington
Where: Santa Monica, California
Son Thomas was born first out of the pair at 8.26am weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces while daughter Zoe was born just 2 minutes later, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces. The twins were born via gestational surrogate, when a woman carries another couple’s baby, conceived by the parents’ own egg and sperm.
Dennis had a tough time after the birth as his twins were accidentally given a drug overdose at the hospital – a dose of heparin, a blood thinner, which was said to be 1,000 times the regular dosage for children. The twins were in intensive care for 11 days, but luckily have no lasting illness because of the incident and they are fine now.
"One's wearing blue, the other one's wearing pink. But you'd still be surprised [with] people, because they don't want to make a mistake, they go, 'Oh, that's the... a girl isn't it?" Dennis says about people telling his twins apart.
Dennis also has a son, Jack (born 1992), with his ex-wife actress Meg Ryan.
Names: Eden and Savannah
Birthday: 20th February 2007
Parents: Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney
Where: A Los Angeles hospital
When first told that she would be having two babies instead of the usual one, Marcia admits to being scared. "I was absolutely terrified! Now if course, it's just like I won the lottery because I have two daughters and it's really just fantastic,” she told Hello magazine.
"Savannah kicked all the time, and Eden was really quiet. Now Eden's the feisty one and Savannah's a little more Zen,” Marcia said about her curly haired daughters. She even says that she simultaneously breastfed them both!
The cute twins were baptized in matching white dresses at Trinity Episcopal Church and Marcia has also said that she would love to adopt at some point.
The Desperate Housewives actress revealed to People magazine that she conceived her fraternal twins through IVF shortly after her wedding to stock broker Tom. She has been very open about the fact that she used IVF, saying "Many women delay motherhood these days. I feel very fortunate to have become a mother in my 40s."That's why I don't want to put out any fantasy that you can just do that forever and then just pop out twins."
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