"Actress Zoe Saldana and her husband, artist Marco Perego, have welcomed twin boys, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana," the statement read. "They were born Thursday, November 27th in Los Angeles. Mother and sons are happy and healthy. Zoe and Marco are so grateful to all of the fans for their incredible support and beautiful wishes. The family is also appreciative of the respect of their privacy during this exciting time. Thank you!"
The proud new mom also shared an update on her family via Twitter.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) January 2, 2015
The actress followed her Tweet with an Instagram post about her sons. "Our boys CY and BOWIE are finally here," the Avatar star wrote alongside a photo of two identical Comotomo baby bottles embellished with plush toys. "#marcoperego and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful wishes and for your patience."
Us broke news last July that Saldana, 36, and her Italian artist beau, 35, were expecting. After several red carpet appearances, Saldana addressed her pregnancy for the first time during an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August. In September, her former Crossroads costar Britney Spears spilled the beans that Saldana was eating for three.
The Center Stage star stayed upbeat during her pregnancy, even revealing that she split her pants while carrying her sons. (She pole danced too!) She discussed possible baby names during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Oct. 17.
"My husband is very Italian and I'm very Latina so every day we have messages from our parents, 'Oh it should be Rocko, Giovanni, Luigi, Antonio Ramon Jose.' And you're like, 'Oh my god, people chill, chill,'" she teased. "We're kind of hippie…we just want them to be healthy."
Healthy and multilingual. "Of course [our children] will speak the languages that we speak; my sisters and I grew up learning French and speaking English and Spanish, and because of that, we're able to understand Italian and Portuguese," Saldana said for Cosmopolitan of Latinas' September 2014 issue. "But I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to speak Spanish to my children, because I speak Spanglish."
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