16 Stars Who Got Doubly Lucky in Becoming Parents as They Had Twins
Did you know that there are increasingly more twins being born all over the world? Scientists link this to the average age of women giving birth. Statistically, women around the age of 40 are more likely to give birth to twins. Other likely reasons: the availability of IVF and modern infertility treatments, which can also lead to multiple fetuses. So it’s no wonder that more and more celebrities are also having twins. And as a bonus, we’ll tell you which famous actress will soon be joining the list.
Ashley Graham is arguably one of the most honest mums on the Internet. She has told her subscribers, withholding no detail, about how she got pregnant, how she felt during that time, and how her body has changed since giving birth. However, no matter how many people asked and poked around, the star never once mentioned IVF. Apparently, it’s because she was able to get pregnant with twins naturally, without any medical intervention.
Giving birth to twins was not easy for Graham. The model even fainted during labor. Luckily, the medical staff were skilled and were able to provide proper assistance to the young mother. For Ashley, the twin boys are not her first-born; they have an older brother. When she announced the addition to her family, the model wrote: “This has not been easy, but it’s so worth it.”
In 1997, Al Pacino met actress Beverly D’Angelo. After just a few months of romance, the couple realised they wanted to have children. At the age of 49, she became the mother of Anton and Olivia. But a few years later, the couple split up. Later, in an interview, Beverly marveled at how much had happened to her in just a few years: “I got pregnant at 48, delivered six weeks after I was 49, and by 51, I was looking at a landscape as a single parent.”
Jaime Pressley and her boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi were trying to conceive for a long time. Imagine their surprise when the doctor told them that the actress was pregnant with two at once! Jaime shared that she got pregnant naturally, without the help of IVF, so she had no idea she would be so lucky. At the age of 40, she became a mother of two boys, Leo and Lenon.
Being pregnant with twins was not easy for Pressley. Compared to carrying one child, it was a much more difficult experience.
Inventor Elon Musk has fathered twins several times, and once even triplets! In the early noughties, he and his first wife, Justine Wilson, turned to IVF, which resulted in the birth of brothers Griffin and Xavier in 2004. Two years later, the couple became parents again, this time with Wilson giving birth to triplets.
In 2021, the inventor again fathered twins. This time the mother was Neuralink operations director Siobhan Zilis. In total, Musk has nine children by three women.
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are a secretive couple, who don’t like to talk about the details of their private lives in public. So it’s no surprise that they went out of their way to keep the news of their pregnancy a secret. In 2017, the 36-year-old former tennis player and 42-year-old singer became parents to twins. And in 2020, the couple had another daughter.
Angela Bassett often shares stories about raising her twins with the public. She says her dream is for them to be involved in music. And this may well come true, because the teenagers play the piano and guitar, as well as rapping. Bassett and her husband, actor Courtney B. Vance, had the children in 2006, when they were both about 50 years old. The babies were carried by a surrogate mother.
The title of the cutest celebrity dad could well go to Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles. Since the birth of his twins in 2016, he has been sharing his family’s daily routine on his Instagram. Being a parent to twins is no easy task, the actor reveals in his posts. Incidentally, he and his wife, model Danneel Harris, have another daughter, born in 2013.
Geena Davis has taken a responsible approach to motherhood. She purposely didn’t want to become a mother until she was 40, to gain the wisdom that is so important in raising children. So at 46, the actress gave birth to a daughter, and two years later she had twins. Such a number of small children in the house frightened the actress. She worried that she wouldn’t be able to give each baby enough love and attention. But apparently the wisdom she gained from waiting has been very helpful.
Neil Patrick Harris
In 2010, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka welcomed twins, Harper and Gideon, into the world. They were carried by a surrogate mother. On the children’s 12th birthday, Neil published a touching Instagram post in which he talked about how their lives have changed since the twins were born. He says parenthood is the hardest thing Neil and David have faced in their lives. However, the challenges are all worth it because the children are their world.
Outside of her film career, Jane Seymour has given many years of her life to defending children’s rights and has also been involved in various children’s charities. This is not surprising, as the actress herself is the mother of four. While married to David Flynn, she gave birth to a daughter in 1982, and a son in 1985. A decade later, in 1995, she became a mother again. With her next husband, actor James Keach, Seymour had twins, John and Kristopher. At the time, the actress was 44.
Former NSYNC icon, Lance Bass, and his husband Michael Turchin have long dreamt of becoming parents. They turned to surrogacy to do so, but nine such attempts were unsuccessful. The couple didn’t give up, though, and as time has shown, it paid off. On the tenth attempt, the surrogate managed to carry a baby to term for the couple. And, as it turned out later, not just one, but two at once! In mid-October 2021, twins Violet and Alexander were born.
Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross struggled with infertility for years before becoming a mother. She had been dreaming about it from the age of 30, but eventually managed to give birth to twins just before her 45th birthday. She has made no secret of the fact that she used IVF. The actress and her husband, stockbroker Tom Mahoney, decided to take the step on their honeymoon, and the plan worked. Today, the couple are raising two daughters, Eden and Savannah.
Musician Brandon Jenner and his wife Cayley Stoker had twin boys in February 2020. On Instagram, the couple often share snapshots from their daily lives and how they spend time with their little ones. With the birth of their sons, the couple describe themselves as the happiest people in the world.
After meeting Bryan Greenberg, Jamie Chung knew she wanted to become a mum. However, the actress was afraid, that by going on maternity leave, she would miss out on career opportunities and simply lose everything she has worked towards for so long. Therefore, she decided to turn to surrogacy. So in October 2021, the Greenberg-Chung family had twins. Before they were born, Jamie hid from everyone that she would soon become a mother because she was afraid of being judged by others.
Despite the fact that in the early noughties Ricky Martin was considered one of the most desirable famous men, he had no luck in love for a long time. Never having made a family, towards the age of 40 the singer decided to become a single father. His sons, Matteo and Valentino, were born by a surrogate mother. According to the star, he turned to this method because it was faster and easier than adoption.
Ricky Martin did find happiness in love, after all. Since 2018, he has been married to artist Jwan Yosef, with whom he’s expanded his family by having two more children.
Sean Combs (Puff Daddy)
For Sean Combs, “Daddy” is not just a stage name, but a way of life. The musician has six children. Twins D’Lila Star and Jessie James are the youngest in the family. Their mother, Kim Porter, passed away in 2018 when the girls were 11. Since then, the rapper has been raising the twins on his own. Coincidentally, Combs’ daughters are big stars of TikTok. Along with their older sister Chance, they post videos of them dancing and singing.
Bonus: Hilary Swank, who is currently expecting twins
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank will soon be joining the list of celebrity parents of twins. She recently announced to the world that she is pregnant. The 48-year-old star says motherhood is something she has dreamed of for a long time. The actress’ pregnancy is going smoothly. Until her second trimester, her peers didn’t even realize Swank was in a delicate condition.
Hilary has been romantically involved with entrepreneur Philip Schneider since 2016. Two years after their relationship began, the couple got engaged. The couple has called the opportunity to become parents for the first time, and no less, of two children at once, a true miracle.
What, do you think, are some upsides of being a parent to twins?