CNN anchors John Roberts and Kyra Phillips have some big news for Marquee readers: the couple are expecting twins.
"Kyra and John are very happy and excited about the pending birth of their twins," a CNN rep said in a statement. The special additions are expected to debut in the spring.
The duo began dating in December 2008 and got engaged last April, when "American Morning's" Roberts, 53, proposed to "CNN Newsroom's" Phillips, 42, at West Virginia's Greenbrier Resort hotel.
“He definitely knows the way to my heart and that’s through golf,” Phillips has said.
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I've lost respect for any couple that can't marry before they reproduce. How Hollywood and proud of it no doubt. Go figure!
I hope that every one of you with negative comments about this beautiful couple fall out of your potty chairs and get some sense knocked into yourselves. This couple is smart, successful, experienced with life and in love. What exactly is it that disqualifies them from bringing the fruits of their love onto this earth. Would you like them to be like you????? Would that be okay with you???? Be honest now!
You know they broke in that newsroom after hours! Way to go John!
Kudos to both older parents. Take care of them and not pawn them off to nannies and day care to do YOUR JOB. Create your memories by at least having a stay at home parent there everyday. You'[ll be even older sooner than you think and will have missed those first five years of a childs life and regret not having those memories because of the time you felt it necessary at being at the office. So enjoy your kiddies now that you have decided to have them at your ages.
CONGRATULATIONS! BEST WISHES FOR BOTH OF YOU.
FROM AN AMERICAN LIVING IN CANADA TO A FORMER CANADIAN LIVING IN THE U.S.!.......I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE J.D.
John and Kyra are both very nice and very professional peoples. Babies coming into the life of this special couple is wonderful news. I congratulate them both and hope that the expected event is full of joy and happiness. They may no longer be in their younger years but somehow I heard that life begins at 40.!!!
Again I say, ewww! They are too old!
I can't imagine them playing Xbox 360 or running around a park with their kid when they reach 5 or 6! Older parents just don't have the energy or not up to date with the times so they may not even know what an Xbox is! Fine I understand that older parents are more financiallly stable and further in their careers etc, etc. But who wants grey haired old parents showing up at your parent meetings? Not me! I would be embarassed!
And yes, when I'm in my 40s I wouldn't mind being called old because THAT IS OLD!
That is great news! I wish them the best! However, 42 is old for having a healthy child.
Totally disagree with your comment about giving birth after 40 being unhealthy for a child. With proper medical care the majority of women have wonderful healthy children. It's all in the genes since I've known younger women at age 19 and early 20s to have chromosomal damage and deliver Down Syndrome and other disabilities in children. In the the schools there are thousands and thousands in Special Need Education (Autism,Learning Disabilities, Down's Syndrome) and many of thee children were from young mothers in their 20s.
i like both of them and wish them well !!!! by the way they are not too OLD to have children. like some of you mentioned at least they can AFFORD them and are not living on the taxpayers dime !!! :):):)
Good news for 2 good people. I wish you and your babies good health, long life, blessings and favor.
Congrats to them both!!! I watch CNN regularly and didn't even know they were married. Now CNN, please tell me if TJ Holmes is single.
my mom was 42 when she had me and that was way, way before fertility injections and the like. Lucky for me I was ok or so I think so?!! But the point being why can't people just be happy for someone and not so judgemental. I read these things because I want to see what mood my fellow Americans are in. Some of you are just so nasty and mean spirited because you can hide behide the anonymity of the internet. Shame on you!!
They are a beautiful couple and I can just imagine that they are over the moon happy about this. Good for you!
Does it matter how old they are? If they have had cosmetic surgery? If they are legally married? Nope... it's none of our business. It's just very refreshing to see happy little stories on CNN... with all of the negative things going on out there, we need to see more of this! I hope that either one of them doesn't read some of the comments left behind and allow it to steal even just a little bit of thier joy. We should want the best for each other. Congrats you two!
This is what is wrong with this country is all about been young, older people dont have a say. is about been young young young ............what the hell one day those young people will be old too if they live long ....wake up and stop lookinh at Hollywood plastic surgery city so everyone looks young......
Congrats to the expecting couple! And whoever thinks they're too old is ignorant. Didn't Nancy Grace give birth to her twins in her 40's?
I had my third daughter at the age of 45 last year. She was not planned, but she was a wonderful surprise. I never had any problems getting pregnant. I have my first child at 35, and my second at the age of 38. Who cares if Kyra is having twins after the age of 40. Plenty people are doing it. I would rather be a mother at my age now than be a 20-year-old.
I hope the twins grow up to be famous...because I sure in hell don't know who their parents are.
I just lost all respect for Kyra. Why in the world would any woman want to date that creature, let alone produce his off spring? Ewwww.
Congrats !! What beautiful babies they will have. Best wishes to all.
lol... frickin old people
Hey Sara, if this really the case, then should be talking to Rod Stewart and NOT John Travolta!
Sara in MO
I totally agree – John Travolta and Kelly Preston ARE way too old to be procreating!
Umm, HeyEugene-I hate to break it to you, but God created ALL life. This is not biology.
Umm, I hate to break it to you, but it was biology, not god.
The couple IS expecting twins, not ARE.
I don't think she is too old, but he definitely is. He'll be in his mid-70's when this child is in college. This is not meant as insensitive to age, but it's a fact that health problems start adding up after 50.
Congratulations to John and Krya. They will marry and make great parents. My Mother was 24 and my father was 54 when I was born they already had 2 and another when he was 56. We had a happy stable home. I am now 58 and life was and is only as good as you put your heart into it. If everyone had love in their hearts we would be living in utopia. May God bless this couple and their children.
Congratulations! Hope the babies are healthy. They're lucky they're coming into the world with happy, loving parents. I was 29 when I had my first child, and 31 for my second. I've been happily married for 40 years because I took the time to choose the right man for me. In my day, you were considered an "old maid" if you were single by age 25. When we married, we were settled with careers and had an idea of how to care for our children. I'm 66 years old, look 45, and both my children look at least 10 years younger than their chronological ages. I'm told I look young enough to be my daughter's sister. You're as old as you feel, and however old you are, enjoy life–it's YOUR LIFE! God Bless.
I just love these two. I watch CNN all the time, and couldn't be happier for them. They look so suited to each other. Congratulations almost Mom and Dad.
My grandmother was 42 years old when she had my Mom – IN 1923!!! Age doesn't matter anymore. People live much longer, and take better care of themselves. My parents lived a long lives and looked years younger than their age. I'm 59 and most people think I'm 45!!
Wow, congrats! I wish them happiness and health. I didn"t know they were a couple. Kudos! As an aside, I bet those babies will be gorgeous!
Are these two married yet??? What a nice example to set for our young people.....at their age they should know better.
....Um, "know better"? They're two adults who DO know better, in that they know exactly what they want and what they believe in. They love each other and are planning on the birth of two much loved and wanted babies. That's a marvelous lesson to young people, IMO, and much better than getting married simply because it's what "should be done."
Believe in marriage? Then get married. But it's none of your business whether or not any other capable and consenting adults do when they establish a relationship and perhaps a family.
Wow! I am watching CNN all the time, and never even knew they were a couple. lol Anyway, I am totally pleased for them, and wish them the very best. How delightful!!
God bless this couple, any child born to such accomplished loving people (i hope) will also be blessed.
Love is the light of the world.
Wow – why does this story become about age ?? obviously these babies are really wanted and love and money wont be an issue. Whats a bigger problem – Bristol Palin getting knocked up as a teen or Mariah Carey pregant at 41 ? its also funny how its about the age of the woman – if she gives birth to a healthy child wouldnt the age of the father be a bigger issue. It seems to me thats its always a woman getting pregnant at an older that gets people all crazy. The older man as the father is not an issue , even when an older woman adopts not so much as an issue. For some reason a woman getting pregant and bearing children over the age of 35. Not sure how to explain that
Congrats to the happy couple. Enjoying life with the one you love and adding twins ... wow ... very awesome!
Hey, congrats, J.D. Toronto will always remember ya. :o)
42 is not too old – what an idiotic thing to write. Just shows the ignorance of youth
Good for you Laura!! I had my children @ 23yrs, 27yrs . . .then again @ 42yrs and 43yrs . .naturally!! Imagine that!! IT was a miracle and I'm so much more patient, tired and just more amazed then during the first round!! 2 girls and 2 boys and they couldnt be more different. I think its a gift and should be treasured!! Remember: There are no accidents.
It's also possible that she had donor eggs to achieve a multiple pregnancy. But, hey all the power to them. What's the crime in wanting to have children? Not everyone finds the right person when they are "younger".
I had my kids when I was 27 and 30 and that was best for DH and I. For others, the timing is later....so be it.
Here's wishing her the delivery of two healthy babies.
Bravo for the good wishes Riley! I too think that the time to chose to have babies works differently for everyone and wish the babies good health and smiles!
Yea!! Congrats to them!!
It is so nice to hear good news. Good luck.....
Celine Dion had twins too–what's with all the CNN twins stories?
Different strokes for different folks!
Congrats to you both, what a classy couple.
I agree Lara and thanks for being classy yourself and very kind! I am happy for this nice couple, too!
They are not too old! Stop judging! If they were too old, they wouldn't be able to conceive.
Forty-two might be too old in the trailer park, but not for normal people.
This is a great response, K. It sure made me giggle.
These days it's only news if a celebrity or public personality ISN'T having twins. It's getting ridiculous.
sounds like you need to get a LIFE.
My father was 50 when I was born. He was an awesome dad, though a little stricter and more "old fashioned" than my friends' parents. He lived until I was 31 and my kids, though young when he passed, still remember him fondly. Older parents are typically more financially stable, more patient and their children are typically well-planned for and less often a "surprise". Congrats to the parents-to-be...those are some lucky kids!
@Porchiaknows, GROW UP! You're 48 acting like a 16 year old. Boo hoo I had a bad childhood because my mom was old. Are you serious? It's no longer the 60's. People are waiting later to start families & with the advances made in medicine people are living longer healthier lives. 42 yrs old today would probably 55 in the 60's. Congrats to you both John & Kyra!
Cudos to you Josephine for putting that idiot in their place. My Mom had me at 43....I had a great wonderful childhood and at 48 years old, I still have a great wonderful life with BOTH my healthy parents. My Mom turns 92 next week, and I've given them a cruise. The are packing their running shoes for the many activities planned. OLD my ass......live is for the living.....SO LIVE IT !!!
congrats you guys!!!!!!!!!!
congrats to the both of them, and for those that posted negative comments....worry about your own lives and stop judging others. Perhaps if everyone put as much effort in their own lives/family as they do criticizing others the world would be a better place.
So sweet, congratulation guys!!
Sperm+egg=baby. Biology 101. What role does God play exactly? Any yeah, they are too old. It may not be the most sensitive thing to say but it's a fact. having said that, it doesn't mean they will not be great parents to their children. It just means they may not be around to see their grandchildren. It may also mean that they w ill have babies and elterly parents of their own to care for. I say good for them. I like being a younger mom and having my mom around who's 53 to help me with occassionale evening or weekend childcare is awesome. And no, we're not white trash. We're doctors and MBAs. So you see, young doesn't always equal having no money to raise your children. My parents had me in their 20ies and I had my children in my 20ies. We all have graduate degrees and live in good neighbourhoods. My children go to private schools. And yes, I am proud to be the youngest mom in my son's grade 1 class!
I'm questioniong whether you are included in the "we" part of "we all have graduate degrees". I'd think you'd be able to spell and punctuate a paragraph MUCH better than you did with a graduate degree. I'd also like to know how you can be an "MBA". You can possess one, but you can't be one.
Regardless, you making a blanket statement that 40+ is too old to have a child is no different than another person making a blanket statement about all young parents have no money to support their children. It's obviously a case by case issue. Unfortunately, it's not a fact that they are too old. She clearly still has eggs to reproduce. She would be too old if she no longer had eggs. This is a topic that will always be up for debate. Do what's best for you, and don't judge everyone else for making choices that are best for them. I'm 27, have been married for 3 years, and have no plans in the near future (<5 years) to have a child. Many of my friends are already on their third child, but that's what is best for them.
You say it's a "fact" that they are too old. WRONG!!! It's an opinion. They wouldn't be having babies if it was a fact now, would they?
If it is biology Sally then please explain why we have periods through our 50's. We only have periods to have babies. If we were not ment to have babies into our 40's then why does biology keep us having periods till our 50's????
I love these vicious women who are saying that 42 is too old to have a child. Your tunes may change some day. Don't be so quick to judge. Clearly, they're not too old as they're doing it. And, in case you haven't heard, women are actually taking time to get an education, establish themselves professionally and then concentrate on becoming good partners, all before having children. So 42 certainly is not 'too old.'
Sorry, but I have to disagree with the over 40 is cool thing. My mother was 42 when she had me and this was back in the early 60's. I did NOT have a happy childhood. My mother was not a fun mom and I suffered. I am now 48 and there is no way in hello that I would even think of having a child at this age. It is NOT fair to the child.
Sorry you did not have a good childhood, but I think that may have just been attributed to something besides your mother's age. I'm a 40-yr-old mom to a 7-yr-old and 1-yr-old, and my kids have FUN! In all seriousness and with respect, it sounds like your mom had some issues, the least of which could have been clinical depression. I disagree with your blanket statement regarding mothers' age.
Did you ever consider that maybe you mom just wasn't fun, period? Maybe she would have been like that no matter at what age she had you. I'm sorry you had a bad childhood but not everyone is like your mom. There are tons of other people who have kids later in life and can be fun and handle what the little ones dish out. I'm not against any women in her 40's who wants to have a baby. I think if a woman hasn't gone through menopause yet then go for it.
There is a lot of mis-information about being able to wait. Having a baby naturally after 38 is difficult. After 40...nearly impossible. While it is great to get an education, experience the workforce and get to know your spouse. If you wait too long, you will not be able to have children without tens of thousands on medical science to help the process.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby(s) in the baby carriage. Oh, wait, they did that backwards. First comes love, then come the baby(s), then comes the marriage? Sounds like about 90% of the human race anymore these days. Oh well, congrats to them!
Wow. These comments are a shame. Anyway, I'm very happy for them both. I wish them all the best.
Why are people so mean and evil???.I was always taught if you don't have anything good to say then don't say then shut up...whenever God creates new life its always a blessing...congrats.
Hate to break it you, but it was medical science......... they obviously had in-vitro
I care-Congrat's Kyra, When are you due?
I agree, they are tooooooo old
Wow that's WAY too old to be having babies, and yeah who the hell cares lol
Um......how about Kelly Preston (age 47) and John Travolta (age 56) who are expecting any time soon ?
Would you say the same about them ??
...and Jackie and Sarah are way too stupid to live. Age is nothing but a number (that goes for the moronic teenagers posting comments on this page).
Great news! I'm happy for them both!
Roberts is STR8???? There's a shock.
JD Roberts (as he was called here in Toronto while on Much Music for many years) is totally STRA8 !!
Maybe you're thinking of Anderson Cooper - now there's a gay man who's in the closet with a glass window !!
@ Lola: Your comment would have been funny if it wasn't for one minor detail - Anderson Cooper is openly gay......
Yes, Anderson is openly gay. He's been out for a while. (And good for him!)
grats on the wriggling little pink things i guess
you two should think about marriage!
Did you read the article? It says they're engaged.
Shame no one gets married before having kids anymore. It is not the same as being engaged.
I guess I'm old-fashioned, but I totally AGREE with you!
These comments always crack me up. Obviously, you do because YOU took the time to click on the link... and YOU took the time to leave a comment. Go find something else to do.
Dear, why did you take the time and energy to click on the story if you don't care? Now, go clean your room.
Ewww...old people having babies! When will it stop?
At least they're financially stable (at the moment). I'm sure they're not like "some" younger couples, making ends meet.
My mom was older when she had me......believe me, you'll feel the same way when you get older. Your response is a typical, because you're probably'still' in the under 30 age. Grow up. Your remarks are ignorant, especially when I see other comments of "Who Cares".....again, apparently, those comments are fall in the contradiction connotation.
Wow Samantha, I hope no one ever says anything like that to you. 53 and 42 are NOT old!!! Geez! They are bringing life into the world, not death!
you took the words right out of my mouth
Samantha – You are ignorant & rude. Typical youngster reaction – you think you have the monopoly on everything but you are completely clueless. I hope when you are 42 someone calls you old.
to samantha-you are an IDIOT
Samantha...you suck. Period.
And you think you're not going to be 'old' some day? At least they are financially able to afford babies and have life experiences to raise them in the correct way. Get a life lady. I hope you live long enough to hear someone referring to YOU as old !!!!
Samantha, at least they're getting some unlike you who's still a virgin at 25...
Stop complaining about old people having babies and look at how many young people have babies. Or should I say kids having babies. At least the old people have jobs, take care of their families and pay taxes etc..instead of hanging out at the welfare office expecting a handout. .
I prefer when they start young. If you're not on WIC by the time you're 24, you're doing something wrong. No use squandering your good childbearing years in college. You want to have energy to raise that kid! You're going to need it working 2 minimum wage jobs.
Those twins will probably never want for anything. Poor little things with such elderly parents!
Samantha, I'm sure you are a know it all, one of the ME ME ME group. Of course, I guess as long as a person uses the word "LIKE" four or five times in a sentence they are considered not old to you. Thank goodness for old people, that terminology "LIKE" gets old in a hurry.
ITS BEEN A SLOW FEW DAYS I GUESS
Ha yeah... and they had to leave it a cliff hanger just so they know people will click on it.
Go find something else to do.
ALLS I WAS SAYING WAS THAT THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS HAS BEEN REAL SLOW THESE LAST 2 DAYS
why are you shouting?
Who are these people and why wasn't there an announcement when my mother gave birth to my twin & I?
To Sara in MO maybe if you lost a child like Kelly Preston and John Travolta did you would not be soooo quick to judge.
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