13 Celeb Couples Who Were Way Ahead Of The Twins Trend
It must be something in the Hollywood water.
I know we all want to believe that Beyoncé invented basically everything good in the world, but the truth is, she’s hardly the first one on the double-trouble bandwagon. In fact, she and Jay-Z aren’t even the only twofer announcement of last month—just a week later, we found out that George and Amal Clooney are also expecting twins.
Who knows whether it’s something in the water in Hollywood or just sheer competitive spirit, but plenty of other celebrity couples welcomed twins before Bey and Amal turned it into 2017’s hottest trend. Here are a few you may know, and a few more you just might have forgotten about.
1. Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
I know we’re all still dealing with the fallout from their split, but these super-parents were the twin trendsetters of the decade. Vivienne and Knox were born in 2008, joining the four other Jolie-Pitt kids: Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and Pax.
2. Matthew Broderick And Sarah Jessica Parker
Maybe twins are the secret to longevity (okay, except for Brangelina). SJP and Broderick, who have been married for 20 years, had twin girls Tabitha and Marion in 2009. The couple also has an older son, James.
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs And Kim Porter
Kim and Diddy have four children together, including twin girls Jessie and D’Lila and boys Quincy and Christian. The on-again, off-again couple isn’t an item anymore, but they still spend time together, like a family vacation to St. Barth’s last Christmas.
4. Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka
Yes, NPH’s life is just as charming in reality as it is on TV, and his kids are a major reason why. The couple became parents in 2010, when twins Gideon and Harper were born. The fashionable pair show up regularly on NPH’s Instagram account.
5. Zoë Saldana And Marco Perego
Everyone’s favorite sci-fi/fantasy nerd somehow found time in her busy schedule to give birth to twin boys in 2014. Bowie and Cy are apparently big fans of wearing superhero capes—and they come by it naturally!
6. Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony
Meet Emme and Maximilian, the 8-year-old twins of superstars J Lo and Marc Anthony, who divorced in 2014. With those genes, these kids can probably already sing better than any of us—in both languages!
7. Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon
Even though they’ve separated, Carey and Cannon are raising their 5-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, as a team. Carey left an encouraging message from one diva to another on Bey’s birth announcement post, commenting, “Congrats Bey and Jay!!! I’m so happy for you both. Having twins is the most incredible experience ever! Love, Mariah and the twins.”
8. Chris Hemsworth And Elsa Pataky
It’s entirely possible Thor gets in shape for his movies just by carrying around the couple’s 2-year-old twin boys, Tristan and Sasha. The super family also includes an older sister, 4-year-old India Rose.
Madonna is such a force to be reckoned with, she counts as her own couple. She’s also a super-mom—just last month, her family grew again when she adopted 4-year-old twin sisters from Malawi. Esther and Stella join four older siblings: Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.
10. Celine Dion And René Angélil
The Canadian diva and her husband, who passed away last year, had twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, in 2010.
11. Michael J. Fox And Tracy Pollan
Another point for the twins = happy marriage theory. The “Back to the Future” actor and wife Pollan have been married for 29 years and have four children: twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler, older brother Sam and little sister Esmé.
12. Rebecca Romijn And Jerry O’Connell
Romijn and O’Connell have 8-year-old twins, Dolly and Charlie, who are just as photogenic as their mom.
13. Jensen and Danneel Harris Ackles
The CW’s power couple (Jensen Ackles stars in “Supernatural” and Danneel was on the beloved “One Tree Hill”) had twins Zeppelin and Arrow back in December. The couple also has a 3-year-old daughter, Justice Jay.