Is there something in the water out in Hollywood? Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and other celebrities who are moms of multiples.
Roberts, who gave birth to Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in November 2004 (singleton son Henry arrived June 2007) may be Hollywood’s glam girl, but with her kids, she’s just Mom. Proof in point: the streak of pink hair she sported to a charity in late ’08, which was the handiwork of little Hazel.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Giving your twins names with shared initials isn’t new, but we like the twist taken by Marc Anthony and J.Lo, who named their twins, born February 2008, Max and Emme. Emme, while not an “M” name, is tied to Max in a unique, subtle way.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
SJP used a surrogate to welcome twin girls Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick in June 2009, joining big brother James Wilkie, born in October 2002. It only seems right that the style icon has daughters; can you imagine the dress-up sessions in this mom’s closet?
La vida loca got a little more loca when Martin welcomed twin sons Matteo and Valentino via surrogate in August 2008. The boys did more than just make him a dad; they also inspired him to be true to himself and come out of the closet in March 2010.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
It’s easy to lose track, but somewhere in that big Jolie/Pitt brood is a set of two. Fraternal twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon were born in July 2008, bringing the family head count to 8.
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell welcomed twin girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip into the world in late December 2008, but say they’re drawing the line at two. “We feel like the world was made for pairs. Four feels like the perfect number,” Romijn told People magazine.
Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete
Not only do Holly Robinson and Rodney Peete have double trouble with twins Rodney and Ryan (in addition to daughter Ryan and son Robinson) — they found out they had a bit more on their plate when Rodney Jr. was diagnosed with autism.
Modern Family actress Julie Bowen has mastered the “double football hold” to breastfeed her baby boys John and Gus simultaneously. Bowen, who also has an older son Oliver with real estate investor husband Scott Phillips, captured a shot to show the audience of The View, but the producers nixed it. Fortunately, George Lopez was more than happy to show a blown-up version in the background of his interview with Bowen. “Those twins are lucky,” he told her.
Lisa Marie Presley
After struggling with infertility, the King’s daughter says she took blood thinners and instantly conceived daughters Finley and Harper with husband Michael Lockwood. The twins, born in October 2008, join half-sibs Riley and Benjamin.
While many celebs stay tight-lipped about fertility treatments, Cross has been open about the fact that she used IVF to conceive twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, born in February 2007.
When most people think of Kate Gosselin, they think sextuplets. It’s easy to forget, though, that Gosselin and ex-husband Jon were once parents to just Mady and Cara, born in October 2000.
Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
It doesn’t necessary take the energy of a world-class soccer player and professional baseball player to raise twin daughters, but it sure doesn’t hurt. “There are challenges,” she told People magazine. “In the early morning, you’re thinking ‘Man, I could really use another half hour of sleep.’ But you go in and it’s those smiles; they look at you like you’re a superhero.”
Diana Krall and Elvis Costello
We bet these kids get some awesome lullabies. Twin boys Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlem James were born to the musical duo in December 2006. Krall (not pictured) told People that twins run in her family — and that she’s not into dressing them in matchy-matchy outfits.