Dennis Quaid Talks About His Twins

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins Zoe and Boone were hospitalized after a medication error last year, says that now “everyone is doing great” – and the only problem for him and his wife Kimberly is sleep deprivation.

“The kids are fantastic and really healthy and happy kids,” Dennis said at Friday in Santa Monica at a press event for his new action thriller, Vantage Point.

“I’ve just been sleep-deprived…Last night, was the first night they slept all the way through the night, from 7:00 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.,” he added while raising his arm in the air in celebration.

Dennis, 53, who also has a son Jack Henry, 15, with ex-wife Meg Ryan, admits that the second time around, it does get a little easier.

“Well I don’t know if it’s better but it’s a lot easier,” he said. “It’s easier in the sense that … when the first one comes along you worry about everything. The second ones come along, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah that’s fine, seen that, done that’… You’re a little more relaxed about it. But with two, you need another arm.”

The other problem with twins? Telling them apart, cracked Dennis. “One’s wearing blue, the other one’s wearing pink,” he joked. “But you’d still be surprised with people, because they don’t want to make a mistake, they go.’Oh, that’s the…a girl isn’t it?’”



  1. Zbella says

    A nanny does not replace the parent. I, for one, believe him. And there are 2 infants, for goodness sake, double trouble! I’m so glad the babies are OK. Dennis is one of my favorite actors, although I know he is no angel! He’s had his rough times. I wish him and his family the best.

  2. Amana says

    Happy for those babies!

    But I don’t believe for one bit Dennis is sleep-deprived from his kids, since he and his wife have a fulltime nanny living with them.

  3. 2teens says

    I’m glad the twins survived the medical error that nearly took their lives.
    Lets hope its smooth sailing for them from here on.

  4. Julie says

    That’s funny about the pink and blue thing. I dressed my boy girl twins as blue and as pink as could be, and I was amazed at how many people still asked if both were girls or both were boys. Glad to hear they are healthy, that was a serious error.

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