Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell have twin girls

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Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell have had twin girls. US Magazine reports that family friend Howard Stern made the announcement on his show this morning. There is not much more information about the girls and we’re not sure of their names yet or even exactly when they were born. (If you listened to this Stern this morning and have more details, please comment.)

Romijn said she tried Clomid a year before she got preganant, but said she was off the fertility drug for months before the twins were conceived naturally without in vitro fertilization:

Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connell have welcomed twin girls, Howard Stern announced on his Sirius radio show Monday morning…

In November, Romijn, 36, told Page Six magazine she was ready to give birth. (She had to skip pal Stern’s October wedding because she was put on bed rest.)

“I can’t move anymore… I’m a beached whale!” she said. “I have not been without a bra this entire pregnancy. I refuse. I’m not taking any chances. I’m determined to keep the puppies up!”

See Us’ baby bump hall of fame.

She also revealed that the twins were conceived without the help of in vitro fertilization or the fertility drug Clomid.

“A year ago, we tried Clomid for a couple of months unsuccessfully,” Romijn said. “But by the second month, I was like, ‘Ahhh! I hate this!’ I think when you start messing with your own hormones, it’s crazy-making.”

Last fall Romijn said in all seriousness that she wanted to name one of her daughters Dolly after Dolly Parton as she’s a huge fan of the country legend. O’Connell mentioned the names Mary-Kate and Ashley for the babies after the famous Olsen twins, and said it was a joke but added that they “really thought about that.” Hopefully everyone is well and we’ll have to wait and see what the babies are named.

Romijn and O’Connell recently released a video through Funny or Die that was a spoof on Romijn’s shape shifting role in X-Men as the Mystique. Romijn changed into different people from bed, including comedian Jerry Minor and Perez Hilton. The 36 year-old actress spent the last few months of her pregnancy on bed rest.

Congratulations to Romijn and O’Connell!

 

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  1. RaeJillian says:

    yay! i want twin girls!

  2. Moore says:

    I’m happy for them but I can’t say I’m a fan of the names. Dolly Rebecca Rose O’Connell and Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell.

  3. KDRockstar says:

    I love them as a couple.

  4. Tia says:

    Yeahhh righhht they didn’t use invitro. She is 36! and they had twins.. yeahh right..

  5. vdantev says:

    The fat kid from Stand By Me did good.

  6. MC says:

    hopefully next season she will be back on Ugly Betty…

  7. Valerie says:

    Uhhh, Tia, chances of having twins actually goes up dramatically in a woman’s thirties. I personally know 3 women in their mid-thirties who have had twins in the past few years. Do your research before you consign 36 year old women to the reproductive dust-bin…..oh, and congratulations to the happy couple and God bless.

  8. Berry says:

    She said they didn’t use In Vitro or Clomid. She didn’t say anything about using IUI, Follistism, Pregnyll, Ovidrell, Letrozole…Should I keep going? There are many ways in modern medicine to end up with multiples.

  9. Cidee says:

    Tia- I had twins naturally at 41. No drugs or IVF, as did one of my cousins and a college rommate (one was 37 the other 42). Womens bodies work harder at that age and produce more eggs on a monthly cycle. So don’t assume.

  10. j ferber says:

    Unfortunately, a woman’s fertility declines dramatically after the age of 35. That’s a fact. It’s not to say a woman can’t have a baby naturally at 40 or even 46 (my best friend’s mom was that age), or that a woman can’t have fertility problems at 20, but the egg quality degrades with age. I have no idea where anyone heard a woman is more likely to have twins in her 30′s. It simply isn’t statistically true (though it can certainly happen to individuals). I say all this as someone who has been through many arduous cycles of IVF (and was finally blessed with a beautiful daughter). I think stars are reluctant to admit that they did receive this help, just as they often deny plastic surgery, Botox, etc. This would put them in the class of aging, imperfect humans, like the rest of us. I don’t know what this couple’s situation is, but there are a lot of Hollywood women over the age of 35 having twins. I’d bet that most, if not all, got help.