Sarah Jessica Parker's Surrogate Gives Birth to Twins

Parker, husband Matthew Broderick welcome twin girls after surrogate pregnancy.

May 21, 2009, 5:48 PM

June 23, 2009 — -- Sarah Jessica Parker is finally the mother of twin girls.

Michelle Ross, the surrogate mother for Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, gave birth to the twins in Ohio this afternoon.

"Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters," representatives for the actors said in a statement to "Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed 5 lbs, 11 oz and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 pounds. Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker's side. The babies are doing beautifully and the entire family is over the moon."

Parker and Broderick also have a 6-year-old son, James Wilke.

The twins' birth comes after months of speculation about Ross and apparent invasions into her privacy.

In what appears to be a case of the tabloids going too far in pursuit of a story, two Ohio police chiefs came under investigation last week for plotting to break into Ross' home to gather information for a tabloid.

Martins Ferry police chief Barry Carpenter and Bridgeport police chief Chad DoJack are being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, according to press reports. The bureau would not confirm or deny the investigation. But Phil Wallace, the mayor of Martins Ferry, told Friday, "There is an investigation and allegations that he's done something." He said the chief remains at work during the probe.

Carpenter, the Martins Ferry chief, told a local television station, "I'm 100 percent innocent in this and my department is as well."

Bridgeport police were unavailable for comment. Parker and Broderick released their own statement about the incident.

"Matthew and Sarah Jessica have complete faith in the legal system. But because it's a criminal investigation -- we will not be making any more comment," said the statement sent to "What I can say is the entire family looks forward to the healthy delivery of their daughters later on this summer."

Recently, Parker expressed concern about the health and safety of her surrogate, who was hounded by tabloid reporters and paparazzi since the celebrity couple announced she was carrying their twins.

"The most unsavory things have been done," she told "Access Hollywood" in May. "She's had her phone hacked, her personal computer information hacked, she's had threats against her and true harassment. ... She's had friends threatened and family threatened and she's had family of friends threatened.

"It keeps me up every night," added the "Sex and the City" star, who lives in New York City. "It's really incredibly upsetting to think of her so far away and me not being able to do something, beyond what I'm legally allowed to do."

Earlier this year, Star magazine quoted Ross' ex-husband Joseph Erker as saying she was a bisexual with a tattoo on her wrist and a checkered past. But Parker did not seem worried about those claims.

"I'm beyond comfortable with who she is," she told "Access Hollywood." "We haven't been reckless, we haven't been cavalier. She hasn't been reckless. ... Every single allegation that I know has been suggested about her is absolutely slander, and libel."

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