Talk about your perfect timing. Mariah Carey gave birth to twins on Saturday morning, which also happened to be her third wedding anniversary. The boy and girl were born at around 9 a.m. Los Angeles time and weighed just over five pounds each, according to Carey’s spokesperson.
The singer, 41, and husband Nick Cannon, 30, were married on April 30, 2008, and spokesperson Cindi Berger said in a statement, “babies were born on their wedding anniversary … not even Mariah could plan that!” Berger said the girl was born first and then the boy, but that their names have not yet been revealed.
Singer/actor Cannon was ecstatic about the birth, tweeting, “My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won’t ever be able to top this!” He later added, “I’m in the happiest place I’ve ever been in my life. I never had more amazing things happening. I am humbled by God’s favor.”
Cannon drove Carey to the hospital in their Rolls-Royce Phantom, according to Berger, who described the singer as calm after going through false labor previously. The dad-to-be, however, was so nervous he went to the wrong department at the hospital and then had to be guided to the maternity ward by a nurse.
“It was like right out of an ‘I Love Lucy’ skit,” said Berger. The couple listened to Carey’s “We Belong Together” after the twins were born and were expected to renew their vows on Sunday.
The happy couple got plenty of well-wishes on Twitter, with Nicki Minaj writing, “Congratulations Mariah & Nick!!!!!!!!! The twins have finally landed on earth!!! Yaaayyyyy!!!!! @MariahCarey mmmuuuuaaahhhh!!!!!!”
Her old pals and musical partners in Boyz II Men added, “Just got the news! Congrats Mr and Mrs Cannon on ur twin babies!! Look forward to sleepless nights for the next few weeks, trust me lol!”
Super-producer Rodney Jerkins wrote, “Congratulations to @MariahCarey and @NickCannon May God bless you and the 2 lil ones!!! Rj and @OfficialJoy.”
Jermaine Dupri tweeted, “CONGRATS!!! to Nick and @mariahcarey on the birth of a baby girl and boy,” and pregnant actress Alyssa Milano wrote, “Congrats! @MariahCarey & @NickCannon celebrate 4th anniversary becoming parents: http://mariah.is/mlSnAj /via @lil_red_man.”