Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys after years of trying to become a mother again. The renowned singer has welcomed two baby boys into her family, who join their nine-year-old brother Rene Charles.
In what reads more like a Grammy acceptance speech than a birth announcement, Celine's longtime OBGYN Dr. Ronald Ackerman released the following statement:
"As coach and confidant for over 12 years for Celine and Rene, it is an honor and privilege to make this announcement on behalf of Celine and Rene. At St. Mary's Medical Center, at 11:11 and 11:12am, Celine gave birth to 2 healthy baby boys weighing 5lbs 10 ounces and 5 pounds 4 ounces. The cesarean section was performed by the team and Dr. Ruel Stoessel, Celine's obstetrician, and high risk doctor and obstetricians Dr. Steven Pliskow and Dr. Joshua Ackerman, my son. I would like to thank Dr. Stoessel, Celine's high risk obstetrician who availed his high level of expertise to enable us to reach this joyous day. I would also like to thank Dr. Zev Rosenwaks for his tireless fertility treatments which afforded Celine and Rene with this opportunity, and to Dr. Pete Garcia, our pediatric physician who played an enormous role in her care. It should be known worldwide that this team agrees that Celine and Rene are clearly one of the most caring and kind individuals that they have ever cared for. Today is not the end, but the beginning of 2 new lives."
Celine Dion reportedly underwent six in vitro fertilization attempts and experienced at least one miscarriage before carrying this pregnancy to a successful birth.
"We believed in trying one more time," she told French magazine Paris Match. "If [the doctor] had told me that my body was too tired, I would have given up."
The babies were born in West Palm Beach, FL near Celine's lux Jupiter mansion that just so happens to include one amazing water park in the backyard that Celine and husband Rene Angelil had built especially for the enjoyment of their little ones. Celine was admitted to the medical facility earlier this month as a precaution.
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