June came through with twins born—appropriately— to two sets of celebrity parents as Beyoncé gave birth to a boy and a girl on June 12 just days after Amal Clooney introduced a daughter named Ella and a son named Alexander to the world on June 6.
The twins are babies No. 2 and No. 3 for Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z, and they join 5-year-old big sister Blue Ivy.
Amal’s husband, Georgie, welcomed news of the couple’s first-borns with typical Clooney humor: “Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” said their rep.
Next up on the docket to deliver celebrity twins is Mom TV star Jaime Pressly, who confirmed in June that she is anticipating the arrival of twin boys this fall with Hamzi Hijazi. “Twins don’t run on either side of our families so we were completely shocked,” said the actress,
Pressly jokes that expecting two babies is “God cutting me some slack.” She told People magazine that she and her long-time boyfriend have been trying “for quite a while” to get pregnant. “I’ve always wanted three kids and the older I’m getting, I’m like, ‘Okay, maybe just one more would be nice,’” she said. “I was getting a little sad, but it was like, ‘We’ll give you two in one. You don’t have to do another pregnancy.’”
The twins will join Dezi James, Pressly’s 10-year-old son with her ex Eric Calvo.
The growing list of celebrities who are welcoming twins is impressive. Here’s a rundown of the famous who have doubled up on the joys of parenthood in recent years:
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
The couple welcomed twin sons, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio in November 2014.
Madonna adopted 4-year-old twin sisters from Malawi in February this year.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Carey and ex-husband Cannon often share family time with their 5-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Celine Dion and Rene Angelil
Dion and her late husband welcomed their sons, Nelson and Eddy, in 2010.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Harris and Burtka welcomed Harper and Gideon via surrogate in 2010.
Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips
Bowen and her husband have 7-year-old twins John and Gustav.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The two singers are parents to 8-year-old twins Emme Maribel and Maximilian David.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Their twin girls, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, were born via surrogate in the summer of 2009.
Rebecca Romjin and Jerry O’Connell
The actors have two children together, 8-year-old girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and ex-husband Brad Pitt saw the arrival of twins, Knox and Vivienne, in July 2008.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Roberts and Moder have boy-girl twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel, who are now 12 years old.