Gabourey Sidibe Is a Mom! Actress Welcomes Twins Cooper and Maya with Husband Brandon Frankel

The Oscar nominee welcomed her first babies with her husband of over a year

<p>Brandon Frankel/Instagram</p> Gabourey Sidibe and husband Brandon Frankel

Brandon Frankel/Instagram

Gabourey Sidibe and husband Brandon Frankel

Gabourey Sidibe is officially a mom!

The Oscar nominee, 41, has welcomed twins, a boy named Cooper and a girl named Maya, with husband Brandon Frankel in early April, posing for photos with her newly minted family of four that were first reported by The Shade Room.

In the sweet pictures, Sidibe and Frankel can be seen leaning into each other, each holding one of their babies as they smile together. Wearing a vibrant orange dress, Sidibe looks radiant as she cuddles up to her babies outside.

Other images show Frankel, who wears a red beanie, kissing their newborn daughter as Sidibe rests her head on his shoulder, carrying their squirming baby boy.

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"Brandon always wanted to name a son Cooper, so we call him 'Coop,' and Maya was named shortly before our baby moon to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico," Sidibe told Shutterstock. "Both twins have traditional West African middle names after members of my family."

"They're both extremely strong and hilarious, though they have yet to really interact with each other," the star continued.

"Cooper will sometimes speak for Maya and alert us that she's about to spit up. Maya loves her name being sung to her and is the queen of comedic timing, and Cooper loves his sleep and has the funniest facial expressions. They both love cuddling with Mom and Dad."

While the couple noted that they were "over the moon in anticipation" for their twins' arrival, the actual birth took them by surprise.

"We originally were going in for a routine appointment, only to be told the twins would be coming later that day and not when originally planned," Sidibe said.

As they settle into family life, the actress revealed she's just excited for the little things.

"We're excited for outfits and getting them dressed up, for sing-alongs, trips and to explore, and raising them to be good people," she said.

In February, Sidibe revealed on Instagram that she was pregnant with twins. Sharing a series of photos, the actress wore a bright pink dress and posed with her husband, cradling her baby bump.

She also included a snap of the two pushing twin strollers together, as well as one where the couple looks at themselves in the mirror.

"I’m pregnant! We thought it was time to give our cats some responsibility so we’re giving them each a baby to take care of!" Sidibe wrote in her caption. "Double the babies, double the cats, double the fun!! Twin Delivery coming soon! Twinty Twinty Four!!"

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