80+ Celebrity Parents of Twins

Several well-known stars are expecting twins, including Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Mary Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson and Sam Trammel and Missy Yager.

Naturally, twins occur in approximately three percent of all U.S. births. These statistics include both fraternal and identical twins.

Why do celebrities seem to produce more twins than the rest of us?

Are stars simply more fertile?

Actually, multiple births are more likely to occur in pregnancies encouraged by the use of fertility drugs, often used by those waiting until later in life to pursue parenthood. Entertainment celebrities frequently postpone pregnancy during peak career years, perhaps making them more prone to producing twins and other multiples than the population at large.

Celebrities with twin offspring

What celebrity parents have had twins? Here are 80 popular celebrity twin parents you may recognize. (Actually, the list includes more than 80 stars, as several paired up to produce twins.)

  1. Adrienne Barbeau
  2. Allen Bates
  3. Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen
  4. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
  5. Anita Bryant
  6. Audrey Landers
  7. Beverly D’Angelo and Al Pacino
  8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  9. Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen
  10. Bruce Hornsby
  11. Cathy Moriarty
  12. Cheryl Tiegs
  13. Chris Daughtry
  14. Christine Lahti
  15. Celine Dion and Rene Angelil
  16. Cybill Shepherd
  17. Debby Boone
  18. Dennis Quaid
  19. Denzel Washington
  20. Diana Krall and Elvis Costello
  21. Donald Sutherland
  22. Ed Asner
  23. Evan Bayh
  24. Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon
  25. Geena Davis
  26. George W. Bush and Laura Bush
  27. Henry Mancini
  28. Holly Hunter
  29. Holly Robinson-Peete and Rodney Peete
  30. Ingrid Bergman
  31. Ivan Lendl
  32. James Stewart
  33. James Taylor
  34. Jane Pauley
  35. Jane Seymour and James Keach
  36. Jenna Jameson
  37. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
  38. Joan Crawford
  39. Joan Lunden and Jeff Konigsberg
  40. Joseph Kennedy
  41. Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
  42. Julie Bowen
  43. Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin
  44. Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
  45. Mark McGrath
  46. Lee Majors
  47. Lisa Marie Presley
  48. Loretta Lynn
  49. Madeleine Albright
  50. Marcia Gay Harden
  51. Mark Fiennes
  52. Margaret Thatcher
  53. Marcia Crossand Tom Mahoney
  54. Mel Gibson
  55. Melissa Etheridge
  56. Meredith Baxter and David Birney
  57. Michael Biehn
  58. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
  59. Mia Farrow and Andre Previn
  60. Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
  61. Milow Forman
  62. Molly Ringwald
  63. Muhammad Ali
  64. Nancy Grace
  65. Neil Patrick Harris
  66. Nikki Taylor
  67. Pat Cash
  68. Patricia Richardson
  69. Patrick Dempsey
  70. Ray Romano
  71. Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell
  72. Ricky Martin
  73. Ricky Nelson
  74. Robert De Niro
  75. Roger Federer
  76. Ron Howard
  77. Ruth Pointer
  78. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
  79. Sean Combs (Puff Daddy or P. Diddy)
  80. Susan Hayward

Famous celebrity parents from bygone days have included Bing Crosby, Cleopatra and Marc Antony, Harriett Beecher Stowe, King Hussein, Malcolm X, Nelson Rockefeller and William Shakespeare.

Sources:
“13 Celebrity Parents of Twins,” by Lauren Passell, Parent.com
“Celebrity Multiples and Parents, ” by Pamela Prindle Fierro, About.com
“Celebrity Parents of Twins,” by Secola Edwards, BellaOnline.com
“Celebrity Parents of Twins: Two Kids Is Not the Limit,” GeniusPregnancy.com
“Celebrity Twins and Celebrity Parents of Twins,” AccessHollywood.com
“Celebrity Twins and Multiples,” Kidsumers.ca
“Parents of Twins Coalition: A Hollywood Phenomenon?” CelebrityParents.com
“Famous Twins,” Twin.com

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