Celebrity Twins

Today is my mom's birthday! Instead of rambling on and on about how awesome, selfless, kind, smart, compassionate, business-savvy, etc. she is (really, she is!), I'm going to keep it simple and talk about twins. My mom comes from a family of ten kids and there are two sets of twins: twin boys and then my mom and her twin brother. Since having twins usually skips a generation, I was sure that me, my siblings, or one of my nineteen cousins would have had a set years ago. Finally, one of my cousins is due in May with twin boys and the entire family is so excited! In my usual fashion, let's just get right to celebrity twins

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Full House

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Tia and Tamera Mowry
Sister Sister

Jeremy and Jason London
Mallrats and Dazed and Confused

Tegan and Sara Quin
Tegan and Sara

Brittany and Cynthia Daniel
Sweet Valley High

Bryan and Brandon Casey
Jagged Edge

Judy and Joselin Reyes
Scrubs and Law & Order:SVU

Jessica and Lisa Origliasso
The Veronicas

Sam and Charlotte Ronson
DJ/songwriter and designer

Benji and Joel Madden
Good Charlotte

Here are some celebrities that have non-famous twins

Scarlett Johansson and Hunter

Alanis Morissette and Wade

Ashton Kutcher and Michael

Gisele Bundchen and Patricia

Kiefer Sutherland and Rachel

Jon Heder and Daniel

Jill Hennessy and Jacqueline

Joseph Fiennes and Jacob

Parker Posey and Chris

Giovanni Ribisi and Marissa

Were any of these a surprise to you?
Do you have twins in your family?


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

I wasn't aware of the non-celeb twins.

We have triplets in my family.

Kristine said...

Happy b-day to your mama! Ugh we have twins in our family on both sides! However I think it skips my generation so I'm in the clear! My bros are twins and I'm gonna have a hard enough time getting one kid out let alone two, haha.

Suze said...

Happy birthday to your mom! it's my mom's birthday too.

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Ten kids? Two sets of twins? Holy cow!

Some of these were surprises to me. I knew about the Ribisis - I can remember Marissa acting, though she hasn't acted in years. What I didn't know is that she's married to Beck!

Misty C. said...

I didn't know that Gisele and Giovanni had twins.

Happy birthday to your mom!

Jen said...

Oh the Madden twins. Be still my heart. Whenever I see a picture of them I revert right back to my 19 year old punk self.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

I often wonder if it is cool or a pain to be related to a celebrity not to mention being the not famous at all twin of a celebrity. Obviously there must be perks to it but still I can't be nice when people meet you and then find out say you are Gisele's twin ... for the record I think Patricia is lovely looking.

We have twins in our family. My mom's sister had identical twin girls. My dad's brother also had twin daughters. On my husband's side of the family one of my brothers-in-law is a twin. Yes I know I said one of my bil because his twin didn't live.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

First happy birthday to your mum
Second I wish I had a twin or that I had twins

Karen M. Peterson said...

I had no idea there were some many celebs with twins!

Mafalda said...

I have twin girls and I have learned a lot about twins since I had them. Identical twins aren't hereditary, they're just an 'accident' of nature. The egg just splits in 2 (or more) and two identical babies are born. Fraternal twins are hereditary and they don't skip a generation. For instance, a man won't 'give' twins to his wife since she's the one who's producing eggs. If he has twins in his family, he will give it to his kids and if he has girls, they have a chance of having twins, which is why people think it skips a generation... That was a bit of twin culture for you! Thanks for sharing those pictures, I wasn't aware there were so many celeb twins!