All of the Celebrities Who Have Twins
All of the Celebrities Who Have Twins
Updated on July 30, 2022 17:06 PM by Laura Mendes
When Beyoncé and Jay Z announced in January 2017 that they were having twins, the Beyhive erupted, and the Twitterverse went into a frenzy. It wasn't long before they welcomed Rumi and Sir into the world, and everyone's twin radar has been pinging nonstop ever then.
George and Amal Clooney — whose twins Ella and Alex celebrate their third birthday today — while former couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony had twins Max and Emme in February 2008.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Julia Roberts and Danny Moder, and so many more have joined the club of parents of twins. While these celebrities all adore their children, they've also been open about the difficulties of being pregnant with twins and raising twins over the years.
"It was incredibly uncomfortable carrying twins because you lie on one side and you feel a baby, and you lay on the other side and you feel a baby," Jennifer Lopez told Parade in 2010.
And Modern Family actor Julie Bowen has spoken up on twin sibling rivalry: "They're also siblings who want to be together, but they compete," she told The Huffington Post in 2014. "They'll become their own persons because I'm going to talk to them and connect with them, not because I drove one of them to pottery and another to karate."
Abby De La Rosa and Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon not only welcomed twins with his ex-wife Mariah Carey but also with his pal Abby De La Rosa. In June 2021, they will welcome Zion and Zillion.
Legendary performer Madonna has six children, two of whom are her twin daughters Estere and Stella, whom she adopted from Malawi in February 2017.
Elon Musk and Justine
During their ten-year marriage, Elon Musk and his first wife, Justine Musk, had six children. Nevada Alexander Musk, their first child, died from sudden infant syndrome in 2002. Following his death, they received twin twins Griffin and Xavier Musk, both 18, in April 2004 as a result of IVF treatments. They even welcomed them soon after.
Stafford, Matthew, and Kelly
Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly have twin daughters Chandler and Sawyer, who were born in March 2017. Hunter Hope, born in August 2018, and Tyler Hall, born in June 2020, are the couple's other children.
Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg
Bryan Greenberg, a singer, announced on Instagram on October 24, 2021, that he and his wife Jamie Chung are now a family of four! Greenberg captioned a video of the delighted father snuggling the two infants on his chest, "We got double the problem now [Jamie Chung]." Chung responded with a pair of red heart emoticons.
Michael Turchin and Lance Bass
On October 13, 2021, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin became parents to twins! Violet Betty and Alexander James were born via surrogate, and the couple announced the exciting news on Instagram on October 14.
"The little dragons have arrived!" Bass posted on social media. "I can't convey how much I adore you right now." Thank you for all of your good wishes. It meant a lot to me. How do you change a diaper now? Ahhhhhhhh!”
Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham
Lauren Burnham and Arie Luyendyk Jr. will become members of the club on June 11, 2021. They had a boy and a girl and have yet to name them. Lauren did tell People when they decided on the names for their children.
"We've been looking for them for a couple of years," she revealed. "We came up with the name [daughter] Alessi." We chose the following two names for our boy and girl right after we agreed on her name."
Avi Rothman and Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig and fiancé Avi Rothman received twins via surrogate earlier this year – the 46-year-old actress and comedian kept her parenthood intentions private, but fans believe she hinted at it during a recent Saturday Night Live monologue for Mother's Day. "I'm not sure I properly appreciated my mother for the first 45 years of my life," Wiig stated. "But this year, I'm especially grateful for her counsel and love." I'm grateful for everything she's taught me.
Amal and George Clooney
Ella and Alexander were welcomed into the club by this humanitarian couple on June 6, 2017. George Clooney raved about Amal's transition into motherhood on David Letterman's Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, stating, "She is sort of this extraordinary human being and now mother, which is something, I mean, you should assume she would be wonderful at as well." But seeing it in person makes you feel both very proud and incredibly insignificant."
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
In June 2017, Queen Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir. Why are such names chosen? Jay-Z spoke on the Rap Radar show just a few months after their birth about how their names came to be.
"It was for our daughter because Rumi is our favorite poet," he explained. "Sir said, 'Man, come out the gate.'" He carries himself in that manner. He just came out and said, "Sir."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Exes Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still co-parenting their children, which include twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, born in July 2008.
"I think one of the life-changing things he did, one of many, was that I was never going to get pregnant," Jolie told W magazine in October 2008, only months after the twins were born. "It was never clear to me that it was the correct thing to do. I wouldn't exchange that experience for anything. It taught me a lot about life, just the process of it, and we now have three more wonderful children who would not have been born otherwise."
Pauletta Pearson and Denzel Washington
Olivia and Malcolm, the twins of Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson, were born in 1991. The 26-year-olds have undoubtedly followed in their parent's footsteps: Malcolm recently graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory in 2016, while Olivia has been in films and television shows like The Butler, Empire, Mr. Robot, and Madoff.
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and her ex-husband Marc Anthony co-parent twins Maximilian David and Emme Maribel, despite not being together.
The twins recently celebrated their tenth birthday. "It's hard to believe it's been ten years since these two forces of nature entered my universe and permanently transformed my life," Lopez wrote in the title of one video. "You renewed my existence and repaired my soul... You taught me about love, life, and myself in ways I never expected... and I will always be in love with those lovely faces..."
Hamzi Hijazi and Jaime Pressly
In October 2017, Jamie Pressly and partner Hamzi Hijazi had twin kids, Leo and Lenon.
She announced the news on Instagram and sent a gorgeous photo of the newborns.
"They've arrived! Introducing Leo and Lenon, our new arrivals born on October 16th "She penned a letter.
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett
Slater Josiah and Bronwyn Golden were born in 2006 to this Emmy-nominated mother and Emmy-winning father. Angela Bassett told People in 2018 about her now-12-year-old twins' experiences with racism in school.
It makes you gasp and squeezes your heart at moments since you never want your children to experience such misery." "They've had to deal with — and as bizarre as it looks or sounds — color issues since the age of four, from preschool," she explains. "Or because they were African Americans, and whether other kids would play with them or object to that."
John Byrne and Tilda Swinton
Honor and Xavier, the twins of Doctor Strange's Tilda Swinton and previous partner John Byrne, were born in 1997
Swinton co-founded Drumduan Upper School, which the twins now attend, in 2013.
Swinton told The Observer in 2015, "There's no grading, no assessment at all." "They will attend this school without taking any tests at any point, so it is highly art-based practical learning." They study science through, for example, building a Canadian canoe, making a knife, or caramelizing onions. And they're all contented 17-year-olds. I can't believe it - I'm overjoyed and inspired."
Mike Nilon and Garcelle Beauvais
Mike Nilon, the ex-husband of Jamie Foxx, welcomed Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas in 2007. The couple divorced in 2012, but they have since co-parented their children.
"I'm not going to lie. It pains my heart to hear kids tell their pals, "I'll be at Mommy's place this week." Even when they are not physically present, they are continuously on my mind "In 2014, she authored a blog for People.
"Fortunately, co-parenting with Mike has been a boon since we allow one other to visit the boys even when it's not his or my week. That's because we prioritized them "She goes on. "It's preferable for kids to see us at both sports and school activities."
Hamzi Hijazi and Jaime Pressly
Poppy and Charlie, these True Blood co-stars-turned-married couple's fraternal twins, were born in 2012. Since then, you've probably seen few, if any, images of their children, which Anna Paquin prefers.
"You won't find any photos of my children here." That was a deliberate decision on our part. "I want the freedom to say they're not fair game," she said in February 2018 to Today. "Don't annoy my cubs."
René Angélil and Céline Dion
Celine Dion and her late husband René Angélil welcomed twins Eddy and Nelson in 2010 after struggling with infertility. After Angélil died in 2016, Dion spoke to The Sun about how her twins helped her through the grief process, saying, "I prepare myself so that I do not feel lonely. So I acquired a big, big, big bed and sleep with my twins. They are quite soothing to me. I require them. I require their proximity."
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth
In 2014, the guy behind Thor on the big screen welcomed twins Tristan and Sasha with wife Elsa Pataky, growing their brood from one to three. The twins joined India Rose, who was born two years before.
One of the couple's ambitions for their children? To keep them centered.
"As a kid, we didn't have much money, and my parents worked all year just to pay for a two-week camping trip," Chris Hemsworth told People in 2017. "We're in a different financial situation, but I want them to understand that these things don't come easily. You must fight for it and cannot take it for granted."