Twins are truly fascinating. They’re not quite as rare as they used to be, though, considering the fact that the number of twins born in the United States each year went up by seventy-six percent between the years 1980 and 2009.
Some believe that this could be because more women are waiting until they are in their thirties to have children, and many of them are using fertility drugs in order to help themselves get pregnant. But many people get pregnant with twins without fertility medication as well. Here are a few famous moms who are raising twin children.
Pop star Madonna is no stranger to making headlines for some very interesting (and sometimes startling) reasons. But recently, she was part of some really awesome news, which is that she adopted a couple of twin girls, Esther and Stella, a while back.
However, even that did not go over without at least a little bit of controversy, since the father of the two girls had quite a lot to say about it. Their father was apparently under the impression that the singer was only going to foster them for a short time and that he would get them back afterward.
9 Zoe Saldana
Actress Zoe Saldana always looks great, especially considering that she is also a mom who is taking care of three little ones. The actress has two twin boys, and their names are Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio.
Saldana’s youngest child is named Zen Anton Hilario. Apparently, there are some times when the two twins tend to forget their younger brother, which he obviously finds a bit bothersome. In fact, the actress has claimed that she has to remind them to include him in their activities. The twins are really connected to one another, which can make things hard for Zen.
8 Mariah Carey
Singer Mariah Carey and her ex-husband Nick Cannon seem to get along well despite the fact that they are divorced. The pair are trying to make things as awesome as they can for the twins they have together, whose names are Moroccan Scott Cannon and Monroe Cannon.
The little ones just recently celebrated their eighth birthday a couple of months ago, and the celebration looked like it was definitely a lot of fun. Their mother even celebrated the big day by posting a photo from the day they were born on social media. Cannon also posted a photo on Instagram.
7 Jennifer Lopez
There are a lot of celebrities who are raising gorgeous twins, and one of them is singer, dancer, and television personality Jennifer Lopez. Lopez shares her two twins, Emme Maribel and Maximilian David, with her ex-husband, singer Marc Anthony.
Recently, the twins got to sit down and have a hilarious interview with their mother. The two children got very personal quickly. For example, they asked her what she got in trouble for when she was their age, and the singer told them that she used to be a lot like Max since she was a tomboy.
6 Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie once had only one child, but these days the star has six children, two of whom are actually twins. Their names are Vivienne and Knox, and their father is Angelina’s ex-husband, actor Brad Pitt.
Despite the fact that the actress and Brad Pitt are no longer the power couple they once appeared to be, Angelina still seems to be trying to make sure that her children have the most normal life that they possibly can. For example, they have all been spotted having quite a few family outings, especially over the last few months.
5 Sarah Jessica Parker
While some celebrities live in the spotlight, there are a few who appear to prefer some privacy from time to time, which is usually the case for actress Sarah Jessica Parker. She rarely takes her children to any places where the paparazzi might be an issue. But the mom and actress is spotted with her twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, on occasion.
The twins are really close to one another, but they also like to have some time away from each other. In fact, they attend different schools, and apparently, that was Tabitha’s idea. They like to have some space.
4 Julia Roberts
Some people are clearly cut out to be parents, and that seems to be the case for actress Julia Roberts, who is raising three children with her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder. Their oldest child is named Henry, and the twins are named Hazel and Phinnaeus.
While some parents find shopping for school supplies to be a little on the stressful side, Roberts actually appears to love it. The beautiful actress has a lot of fun taking each of her children shopping and making sure they have exactly what they need in order to have a great school year.
These days, it seems that pop star Beyoncé has it all. She is rich, beautiful, and talented, and she has a great family to come home to every night. However, things were not always that easy, especially when she was pregnant with her twins, whose names are Sir and Rumi Carter.
The singer recently spoke out about the terrible issues she faced during her pregnancy, and the alarming moment the Carters experienced when she was giving birth. Before the twins were born, Beyoncé learned that she had developed preeclampsia. Furthermore, she ended up needing an emergency c-section, which is always traumatic.
2 Anna Paquin
There are a lot of people who entered show business at a very young age, and actress Anna Paquin is one of them. That means she knows what it is like to be in the spotlight as a really young child. Perhaps that is why she has chosen to keep her twin children, Charlie and Poppy, away from the public.
Every family is different, and some parents are okay with having their kids in the public eye. But that has never really been the case for Paquin, who shares her twins with her husband, actor Stephen Moyer.
1 Kate Gosselin
One of the things that made television personality Kate Gosselin famous is the fact that she has had so many children. Two of those children are twins, and their names are Cara and Madelyn.
But they are actually not children anymore. The twins turned 18 last year, and their mother took to her Instagram account to send them her well wishes. While they all seem to be getting along now, things have not always been so great between the twins and their mother. Cara and Madelyn also have had quite a few issues with their father, Jon Gosselin, as well.