Saturday, February 23, 2008

J.Lo's Bundles of Joy

Just call her Mommy from the block.

Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony welcomed twins early Friday morning, a son and a daughter.

After multiple false alarms over the past few weeks, set off by extra security, over-eager tipsters, etc., the babies were born at a Long Island hospital, J.Lo's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, told E! News.

"The family is doing well," said Zelnik, who did not know if Lopez and Anthony had named the babies yet.

"If they have, they're not disclosing them—good for them," the publicist said.

The girl arrived at 12:12 a.m., checking in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and the boy followed at 12:23 a.m., tipping the scale at 6 pounds, according to People, which first reported the births and has offered upwards of $6 million for the exclusive photo rights to the tots, per Advertisting Age.

These are the couple's first children together. Anthony also has two sons and one daughter from two previous relationships.

A source close to the singer-actress told E! News that, prior to giving birth, Lopez was telling people she plans to take up to a year off from work for mommy duty. "She's been waiting for this moment for years," the insider said.

Lopez, 38, finally spilled the beans about her expectant status in November, months after the rumors that she was pregnant began swirling.

"We didn't want to say anything before because we didn't want to take away from the tour, but we're expecting," she told the audience at the final concert on her joint tour with Anthony.

Not that she was under the illusion that people thought her swelling figure was due to anything other than baby weight.

In an interview in February's Harper's Bazaar, Lopez said she felt like the world already knew she was pregnant long before her announcement, given that she was "on tour with a bubble gut!"

However, she said her choice to try and keep the pregnancy private for as long as possible was important to her.

"I do realize people want to know because they're interested, but this is the first time I'm going through this," Lopez told the magazine. "This is my experience and my husband's experience, and we get to hold that for a little while."

The couple, who tied the knot in June 2004, celebrated their impending parenthood last month with a baby shower in New York.

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