June 23, 2009 / 8:18 PM / 10 years ago

Sarah Jessica Parker has twins via surrogate

Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - “Sex and the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her actor husband Matthew Broderick had twin daughters via a surrogate mother, the couple’s publicists said on Tuesday.

Parker, 44, and Broderick, 47, who already have a six-year-old son said their daughters — named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge — were born on Monday in Ohio.

“The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon,” the couple said in a statement.

Parker is expected to begin shooting a sequel later this year to the movie version of the TV series “Sex and the City” along with Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.

Broderick, star of the Broadway musical and movie “The Producers,” and Parker married in 1997.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Alan Elsner

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