Feb 08

When Celebrities Have Twins

You know I had to write this post. My head has been spinning with all the Beyonce twin pregnancy photos, memes and some of my favorite people tagging me on FB declaring I had twins before Beyonce made it cool. Why thank you, yes I did. As for the “coolness” factor, I think it’s only a factor when celebrities have twins.

FIRST OF ALL…

Beyonce is a mega superstar who almost doesn’t fit into this planet with the level of her stardom. Mostly I think some people are all upset about her announcement and subsequent photo gallery because they want to be her, even if they have to have twins to do it.

Stop being so jealous of Bey. I know it’s hard but please try.

I have to say that I love anyone who is excited about having a baby and especially twins, for obvious reasons. I didn’t see the Kardashians carrying on with excitement to produce offspring. I mean, none of us really wants more of them in the world however, I think those girls were more concerned about gaining weight (and losing it) than having a baby.

It’s refreshing to see someone genuinely excited over the announcement of twins because I definitely was.

SECOND OF ALL…

No, Beyonce is not the first person to have twins and yes, she could buy a nanny, chef, maid, personal trainer and interior designer to all help with the process of having the babies and maintaining her sanity. So what? She’s earned her money and should be proud to use it.

Also, having those things does not make you a good person or a good mother. I know plenty of terrible moms on both sides of the financial spectrum. Money does not make a good mom and, when the twins become teenagers, we will all know exactly what they think of their parents. Every.detail. How many of us have to deal with that?

Imagine what these twins will have to say about their parents someday…

THIRD OF ALL…

Her pictures are ridiculous. I mean, of course they are! It’s because her life is ridiculous in the sense that few can imagine. She is a glamorous, gorgeous, mega-famous, superstar who has a passion for over-the-top entertainment, which we usually love, by the way.

I think we know.

LASTLY…

This is probably the most important tidbit so, even if you just skipped ahead to this part, it’s worth it. Are you ready?

Here it is – – I do not know Beyonce and neither do you!

That said…

Her twin pregnancy is none of my business but she does put it out there. Way out there. Some other things way, way out there? The “backlash” to her announcement that I didn’t know existed until this:

From Essence.com:

“But as sure as grass is green, not 48 hours since the announcement was made, here come white women and their fragile (fears, oops, I mean) tears.”

Wait…this is a black and white thing? White women are afraid of Beyonce and her twins? Well, the majority of white women in this country did just elect Trump so, maybe there’s a point.

This is actually terrifying.

But, after reading the articles mentioned by Essence.com, Beyonce’s Pregnancy Announcement Is Wildly Tacky, And I’m Okay With ThatI from Refinery 29 and The Problem With Social Media Announcements: You Never Know Who You’re Hurting by Leandra Medine, a “privileged fashion blogger” I realized that no, there is no point.

The first article actually praises Beyonce and the second is someone upset over the announcement because she’s struggling with fertility.

The author of the latter has since amended her article writing:

“On Thursday, when I saw Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement, I had the same guttural reaction I’ve had to every pregnancy announcement as my struggle with fertility has mounted: I saw it in the context of myself and the suffering I’ve incurred. Inadvertently, I also revealed ignorance and a stunning absence of perspective.”

Bravo Leandra!

Obviously, when you become a mom, whether it’s with one or 10 babies, you lose your damn mind. Why not just embrace all our differences and build each other up instead of tearing each other down? Parenting is hard enough without being Beyonce so just let her Bey…

Is it even possible for celebrities to have twins and not have an epic photo shoot or underwater romp? Maybe we should ask these celebrity twin parents…

Neal Patrick Harris

Sarah Jessica Parker

J. Lo

Angelina Jolie

Julia Roberts

Rebecca Romijn

Julie Bowen

I will leave you to draw your own conclusion.

Do you even care about Beyonce and her twin announcement?

What do you make of the reaction?

Do you have twins or would you want them? Would you rather just be Beyonce? Me too.

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  1. Ha ha ha ha omg your last line kills me. I don’t really care about Beyoncé’s reproductive organs. She’s got a great voice, but if someone held a torch up to a bag of Doritos, I’d rather listen to Pearl Jam.

    My dad is a fraternal twin. I’ve had 6 pregnancies and they’ve all been singletons. My sister had the fraternal twins, and I’m thankful for that. As much as I’m wired for chaos, I’m just barely hanging onto my sanity and twins would surely push me over the edge. I have stress diarrhea just thinking about it. You guys are the strongest of the strong.
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    1. Pearl Jam for the win!!! YES!!
      And thank you for saying that. Twins are definitely not for the weak. They will eat you alive!! 🙂

  2. **Raising hand to be Beyonce**

    Are people seriously still talking about this? What else would you expect from a celebrity? WE want it over the time because that’s what makes us talk about it. Can you imagine if she only sent out a press release and then we didn’t see any pictures of her until a year from now? How could we survive?!?!!?
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    1. Exactly!…and, on the flip side, can you imagine if WE did something like this? LOL!!

  3. Here’s the thing, I am neither jealous of Beyonce nor want to be her. Not from a twin mom perspective, but because you know what? Being a twin mom or having kids with that kind of spotlight… geez. That would be rough. Good for her for at least getting pregnant.

    I would rather talk about real twin moms and dads. Or Neil Patrick Harris, because you know he is HILARIOUS
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    1. Yes – the spotlight is the killer, right? I’m embarrassed about what my boys say to the neighbors, let alone the world!

      And yes, NPH all day long!

  4. I’m happy for her and I don’t understand why people care that much. I agree that it’s so refreshing to see someone happy to pregnant, especially with twins.

    1. I wrestle with the idea of why people care so much about celebrities AT ALL…but this twin thing obviously got my attention 🙂 Thanks Hollie.

  5. I could care less about any celebrity pregnancy or twin announcement…. so I’m living in the wrong city. I definitely have never had any desire to have twins because having one baby at a time is hard enough thank you… I definitely have never had any desire to be beyonce…. I do have a desire to be Allie, maybe for just one day:)
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    1. OMG you totally are living in the wrong city! How do you deal? And yes, one baby seems like a piece of cake to me but, not all singletons are created equal as you probably know better than anyone being a pediatrician.
      And come on – me over Beyonce? Not even in one of her fierce videos? I guess this is why I love you 🙂

    • Jen on February 8, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    I think it’s great that she’s excited about growing her family with twins, and hopefully she has a healthy pregnancy. I am more disturbed by that ‘white women for trump’ photo than anything else!!!

    1. Agreed! So.disturbing.

  6. Whoa! This was intense lol, however this is what I love and hate about social media. You will always see the gamut of feelings because that is what social media is for right? feelings? I’m happy for her, knowing her history of miscarriages. I only wish I had taken a decent picture when I was pregnant with my boys. It is such a special and fleeting time even though it doesn’t feel like it when you are in it.
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    1. YES! All the feelings!!! Bring ’em on.
      I think we need more embracing of the ridiculousness of social media. I love it, for what it’s worth!
      Thanks Nellie.

  7. I personally don’t give a rat’s patootie about Bey and her announcement and subsequent photos. She’s a business and it’s just for publicity (the photos. not the pregnancy. God, I hope not the pregnancy.). What’s important is (and it still doesn’t really matter to me because I don’t know them and they don’t have any sway in my life) they love their children and raise them to be good, strong, caring, and nurturing human beings. And twins run in my husband’s family. Thank GOODNESS we didn’t have them. I just don’t even know. People that raise multiples and live to tell about it have my utmost respect!
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    1. So much to laugh at in this – I love it: rat’s patootie, hopefully not the pregnancy – LOL!

      And, just so you know, fraternal twins only run though the maternal line so it doesn’t matter how many twins are in your husband’s family. However, identical twins are just “lucky” and anyone can have them…like I did 🙂

  8. Great post!! She’s a beyond mega celebrity – of course she announced it like this! Honestly, it was a breath of fresh air to read positive, happy news about a woman celebrating her twin pregnancy with all the other news.
    The article about the woman upset is very curious to me. I have my own problems with reproductive health and a high chance of infertility, but it would never cross my mind to perceive a pregnancy announcement as something trying to hurt my feelings. I love seeing pregnancy announcements on social media! Also, like you said, we don’t know Bey’s full story – maybe she tried for a long time to get pregnant. I’m glad to see the author amended her original article.
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    1. As you know from blogging and social media, someone is always going to get upset about something, no matter how great the news! People are cray cray!!
      Thanks Laura. Glad to know you are still in your right mind when it comes to this stuff…

  9. OMG. That first picture of her in the garden – that is EXACTLY what my pregnancy photos looked like..
    NOT!!! Ha! I love celebrities. I feel lucky that even though we live in La La Land, we have buried ourselves away from the madness and there is definitely no La La in our life!!
    I feel bad sometimes for celebrities with kids – they try and live a normal life (oooh, I have stories – I’ll share when I see you over wine), but I would not want my kids in a fish bowl.
    Also, the fear – fear of safety, who to trust – do you have a classmate over for a playdate? Birthday party?
    Anyway, sorry to get off topic, but happy for Bey – she rocks. And more importantly – YOU rock for making twins and living a bad ass life of fitness look easy! Cheers to THAT!!! xo
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    1. I couldn’t agree more with ALL of that and I do not envy them living with all the public’s attention because of the career they chose. And how do you live there and NOT get swallowed up in it all? Cheers to that!

  10. I didn’t realize there was such hate for Beyonce and her announcement! No one is ever happy about anything these days. If she kept is a secret, people would be upset about that too. No one can win!

    I have mixed feelings about birth announcements (something cute is fine, but not too Pinterest-y). I hate gender reveals because then follows buying everything pink or everything blue and bows or trucks and I can’t imagine why people think we still have all these gender stereotypes going on…

    Anyway. My mom had twins (me! and my sister) before it was cool and just finding a double stroller to purchase was a challenge. My mom said she always wanted twins until she had my older brother, then she cried when she found out there were two of us because she realized she’d never sleep again. Luckily we’re 32 now so she definitely sleeps again, ha. (You were wrong, Mom!!)

    Would I chose to have twins? Probably not. But it’s not like they give you a choice….

    Real question: What two names will they pick to top Blue Ivy? (Love you Beyonce, but…..really?)
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    1. LOL – yes!! I love that you are a twin and I think the sleeping part comes in after age 7 because I still don’t sleep well 🙂
      And you’re right – I was not given a choice of twins but I would never want it any other way!!
      One can only imagine the nonsense that will ensue with the naming of these two little demi gods!

  11. OMG. Those Beyonce pics… I thought they were a joke at first. WTH?! To each their own. And yeah, I guess white women can be snowflakes. But I feel like that’s all women when it comes to baby. Errrr… I guess I mean there’s an equal snowflaking opportunity. Not at ALL women are flakes. And those Trump women still PISS ME THE FUCK OFF.

    P.S. How about the Clooney twins?! That I’m excited for.
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  12. Ummmm no. I don’t care about celebrities and their pregnancies and honestly I thought this whole thing was an SNL joke. Oops my bad! The photos made my head feel funny. Was I just rufied?
    I care about your twins though 🙂
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