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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick welcome twin girls via surrogate
Jun 24
Published on 24 Jun. 2009 11:49 PM IST
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are proud parents to a new set of twins. The surrogate mother carrying the couple’s new children gave birth on Monday to the couple’s new daughters – Marion and Tabitha, a rep for the stars confirmed to Access Hollywood. “Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters at 3:58 pm on June 22 in Ohio,” the rep said in a statement to Access. “Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 pounds. Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker’s side. The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon.” Earlier in the day on Tuesday, Barbara Walters announced the news on “The View.” “Sarah Jessica Parker, whom I love, I mean it’s not just ‘Sex and The City,’ she’s such a nice person — she and Matthew Broderick and a surrogate mother just gave birth to twins,” Walters said. “They have a little boy and now they’re going to have girls.” According to WTRF in Ohio, who also reported the news, Parker and Broderick are at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio, with the surrogate. The twins were reportedly delivered a few weeks ahead of schedule. In April, the couple announced they were using a surrogate to expand their family. “Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate,” a rep for the couple told Access at the time. “The entire family is overjoyed.” The twin girls are the second and third children for Parker, 44, and Broderick, 47, who have been married since 1997. They also have a 6-year-old son, James Wilkie Broderick. Following the announcement, Parker sat down with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on the set of her new comedy, “Did You Hear About The Morgans?,” to talk about the decision to use a surrogate. “Well, you know, we’ve been trying to expand our family for a number of years and we actually have explored a variety of ways of doing so,” she said. “This was one of the things we discussed with seriousness that had real possibilities for us.” And when they found out the surrogate was expecting twins, it was a double dose of joy for the star couple. “I mean, giggles!” Parker said of her reaction when first learning the news. “We didn’t expect it. I think after a certain amount of time, you tend to hold your hopes at bay a bit so as not to be disappointed. One really would have been thrilling and we would’ve felt incredibly lucky. And two was a comedy!”

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