(A very pregnant Dion and family are  pictured right on the September 2 cover of the French magazine 7 Jours. Click to enlarge.)

Since we’ve been following singer Céline Dion’s trials as she attempted to grow her 8-yr-old frozen embryos to maturity in her body, I thought I’d provide closure with great news. From CBS News, October 25:

Celine Dion… gave birth to fraternal twin boys on Saturday [October 23] at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL, at 11:11 a.m. and 11:12 a.m….

One baby reportedly weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces; the other 5 pounds, 4 ounces….

Dion’s doctor, Ronald Ackerman, said that the delivery, done via C-section, went as expected, but that the twins will spend the next few days in an incubator because they were born premature….

The superstar singer became pregnant with the twins after reportedly undergoing several rounds of fertility treatment. She and Angélil are also parents to son René-Charles, 9.

And from People magazine, October 28:

Meet Eddy and Nelson!

It took several days, but Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil have finally named their twin sons.

The name “Eddy” comes from Eddy Marnay, who produced the singer’s first 5 records. “He was like a father to her,” says Dion’s rep. “Eddy is a major influence in both Céline and René’s lives.”

Nelson is named after Nelson Mandela, whom Dion met 2 years ago while kicking off her world tour in South Africa. “René said that in just the few minutes they were able to spend with him, they were impressed by the human being he is,” says the rep.

“Céline and René want their children to be inspired by their names, because they were so inspired by these men,” the rep adds.

Dion, 42, told French magazine Gala that the couple had been “going a little bit crazy trying to decide” on names, citing her mother’s desire for French names and her eldest son, René-Charles, pushing for American monikers….

On Wednesday, the newly expanded family headed home with 3 of Dion’s sisters and her mom to help out.

Recall that Dion, who was raised Catholic, previously said she would not abandon her frozen offspring:

I will go get it, that’s for sure. I told my mother.

“I surely couldn’t live knowing that child is there.”

[HT: Laura Loo]

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