UPDATE: The rwin girls are named Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tuli, and were born on December 28th.
“Mother, father and both girls are all home and doing well,” said Rebecca’s rep.
“They had twin girls, Dolly and Charlie,” Howard Stern said. “Rebecca likes Dolly Parton, so they named the one after Dolly Parton, and Jerry got to name the other one Charlie, but his brother’s name is Charlie — and it’s a girl Charlie.”
Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connell have welcomed twin girls, Howard Stern announced on his Sirius radio show Monday morning.
Shortly after Rebecca’s pregnancy was announced, Jerry, 34, joked that he was already feeling protective of his unborn daughters.
“Just the fact that they’re girls, you know?” he told Us magazine. “I don’t want them to date. They’re only allowed to date men who run countries. They’re only allowed to date men who are heir to the throne or are currently running a nation.”
In November, Rebecca, 36, told Page Six magazine she was ready to give birth. (She had to skip friend Howard 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!”
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,” Rebecca 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.”
Having babies is a dream, she added.
“I was never a girl who dreamed about what her wedding day would be like, but I’ve always dreamed about decorating my baby’s nursery.”
And Jerry will make a “fantastic dad,” she said. “He’s a pragmatic, smart, savvy, enthusiastic person. He really lives his life with tremendous integrity, and he’s a healthy person in every single way.”
Rebecca and Jerry “are going to be the most fun, zany parents in California,” Ugly Betty star Vanessa Williams told Us magazine in September. “The kids are going to be gorgeous.
“And she’s smart, she’s talented, she’s funny, and she’s well grounded,” Vanessa added. “That’s what you need to be to be a great mom and raise great kids.”