EXCLUSIVE: Marcia Cross Welcomes Twin Girls

EXCLUSIVE: Marcia Cross Welcomes Twin Girls - EXCLUSIVE: Marcia Cross Welcomes Twin Girls EXCLUSIVE: Marcia Cross Welcomes Twin Girls
@weee_ann (1454)
February 21, 2007 6:34pm CST
How's this for a double feature? Marcia Cross became a mom on Tuesday, welcoming fraternal twin daughters, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. The girls, Eden and Savannah, who were born at a Los Angeles hospital, are the first children for the Desperate Housewives actress, 44, and her stockbroker husband Tom Mahoney, 49, who married in June 2006. "Mother and babies are all doing well," says Cross's rep, Heidi Slan. Cross had been on bed rest since January, but producers of her ABC hit brought production to her home for some scenes. Set designers painted Cross's bedroom the same color as her character Bree Van De Kamp's boudoir, and moved in furniture from the set. At the time, show creator Marc Cherry told PEOPLE that Cross was "bored out of her mind (in bed), so she said, 'Bring the camera here – I want to act.' " Her rep told the Associated Press that the bed rest was merely a "precautionary measure," and Cross herself said in December that she'd been having a problem-free pregnancy. Mahoney and Cross Photo by: Lisa O'Connor/ ZUMA "I am absolutely, 100 percent fine," she told TV's Extra, though she admitted: "It's hard to carry around all that weight. I wake up feeling like me and then I step on the ground and I'm like, whose body is that walking to the bathroom?" Still, she told PEOPLE in December that having babies later in life is "like a miracle ... I didn't think it would happen."
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@LindaLou (483)
• Canada
22 Feb 07
Well, it's nice to see a celebrity who finally has the sense to give her kids relatively normal names for a change. It seems the order of the day to keep up with the Hollywood Joneses is to give your kid the most ridiculous name you can think of and the more outrageous the better.