After several weeks of speculation, 46-year-old Kristen Wiig has confirmed she and her fiancé Avi Rothman have welcomed a set of twins via surrogate.
The new parents have not officially addressed the news themselves, neither on social media nor to the press. But a source reportedly confirmed the news to PEOPLE Magazine, without sharing any details of the twins’ including their names or sex.
Kristen and Avi have been together since early 2016, and they got engaged last year. As of now, there are no reports on when the couple plan to marry. And with two newborns in the house in the midst of coronavirus, planning a wedding may be the last thing on their mind.
In the past, Kristen appeared undecided about motherhood. In 2015, for instance, the actress was pressed by Entertainment Tonight about her plans for starting a family. But the actress seemed content living the single life at the time and having her pet for companionship.
In May, during a Mother’s Day special of Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig hosted, Not only did the star take a second to thank her mother for raising her, but she said that her mom has helped prepare her for motherhood. “I don’t know if I truly appreciated my mom the first 45 years of my life,” Wiig said at the time. “But this year I’m feeling especially grateful for her advice, her love.
Kristen continued, I’m so thankful for all the things she’s taught me, like preparing me to be a mom myself.” She ended the segment expressing sadness over not being able to be with her mom on the holiday. “I would like to tell her I love her,”.
“I have a daughter who is a dog,” she told the publication. “I’ve got some great plants that I’ve had for a long time that I feel like are my children.” But, at the same time, the comedian did say in 2013 that she hoped to have kids one day, saying, “I’d like to have a family … I would love to have kids.”
Avi Rothman is a writer, actor, producer and director who trained at the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles (where Wiig also studied). He directed the short film Bunion, which premiered at the WILDsound Film Festival in 2015.