Double the joy for True Blood's Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer as they welcome twins
19:01 GMT, 11 September 2012
True Blood couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have welcomed twins.
The actress, 30, delivered the babies a 'few weeks early', according to her spokesperson, who did not reveal exactly when she gave birth or the sex of the children.
Anna, who plays heroine Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO show, was pictured with her husband at a Santa Monica hotel on Sunday with a bag covering her tummy.
Baby joy: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, pictured here arriving at a Santa Monica hotel on Sunday, have welcomed twins
'Healthy': It is unclear exactly when the actress, seen here covering her tummy over the weekend, gave birth
A spokesperson told America's People magazine: 'We can confirm that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer recently welcomed their twins into the world.'
'The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed.'
The couple were married in August 2010 and Moyer, 42, already has two children, Lilac, 10, and Billy, 12, from previous relationships.
Mellow yellow: Anna pictured in LA earlier this month
The pair confirmed the pregnancy in April this year, but gave no due date.
While the Piano actress has remained tight-lipped about impending motherhood, her husband of two years couldn’t be more excited.
'I love my kids beyond anything,' the actor, who has two children, Billy and Lilac, from a previous relationship told Us magazine. 'They're the best things ever, and having two more is just going to be even more crazy, but that's cool!'
Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on the HBO vampire drama, said the entire cast has been impressed with how Paquin is handling her pregnancy.
'The show is taking great care of her, and I think she's probably really happy that she has some time off now to focus on what's to come.'
McMillian added: 'Stephen is already a terrific father and they make an amazing couple. Anna is really excited, as any expectant mom is. I think they're going to be pretty cool parents.'
The season finale of True Blood aired this month and brought in 6.3 million viewers.
The episode ended with a shocking cliffhanger after Moyer's character, 175-year-old vampire Bill Compton, was destroyed.