Denzel Washington and wife Paulette. Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete. Angela Bassett and Courtney Vance. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Kim Porter. Now, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. All of these black celebrities are parents of twins.
Carey gave birth to her and Cannon’s twin girl and boy Saturday, April 30, at 7:05 a.m. in a Los Angeles hospital, exactly three years after the couple married. Cannon predicted last week that the babies — an 18-inch, 5 pound, 3 ounce girl and her younger 19-inch brother who weighed in at 5 pounds, 6 ounces — would be born on their anniversary. It was reported that Carey appropriately played her hit “We Belong Together” after the yet-unnamed twins arrived.
Did Cannon “predict” the babies would be born on their anniversary or was this planned, skeptics wonder. With celebrities always having “the perfect story” in mind in everything they do, how much does “the invisible hand of science” and the power of money come into play with the inordinate number of twin births that have come along for both black and white celebrities (J. Lo [who is Hispanic], Celine Dion, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Jane Seymour, Joan Lunden, Julia Roberts, Marcia Cross of “Desperate Housewives,” Lisa Marie Presley, etc., etc., etc.)? Makes you wonder…
Are black celebrities, as well as others, creating the perfect scenario in a lab to ensure they have that “daddy, mommy, boy and girl” picture? I mean, how many couples (or even singles) haven’t dreamed of wanting a boy and a girl? It’s just perfect, right?
If non-celebrity people have these feelings, how much more would celebrities, who are used to having things their way, want what is perceived as the “perfect family?” Moreover, celebrities are often concerned about their bodies and their careers. Being able to control how much time is spent away from work, how much damage is done to their streamline figures and how quickly they can get in shape before that new TV show or movie, concert tour or album drops is of utmost importance.
With science, technology and hungry surrogates, these celebrites, with all of their power and wealth, do not have to be limited by either age or time and can order their families like they’re at Burger King (“I would like a boy and a girl born on my grandmother’s birthday” or “Gimme two girls 90 days before I start shooting the movie. Oh, and throw in a surrogate with that!”)
Whether in a scientific lab or by nature, birth and babies still are a beautiful thing. –arnell pharr