Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have confirmed the arrival of their twin son and daughter and have revealed their children's very unusual names.
Signing off from his morning Radio 2 Breakfast show yesterday (19 September), Chris revealed that his wife Natasha was set to be induced later that day.
The couple had sought fertility treatment to conceive again and announced they were expecting twins back in April.
Chris joked that he was nervous about becoming a family of six and that perhaps they should go for one final dinner before the twins arrive…
He said: ‘Of course after inducement, birth can take hours and hours and hours but I think it’s going to be quicker for twins.
‘We’ve been told it can be very quick indeed. Tomorrow, Tash is induced at 10 o’ clock. Should we go out tonight as a little four? Curry? No!’
Chris and Natasha with their sons before the arrival of the twins
As Chris was in the hospital this morning, news of the twins’ arrival and their unusual names was read out live on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show by guest host, Sara Cox.
The statement said: ‘Ping and Pong arrived safe and well last night. Ping popped her head out at 2210, Pong popped his head out 12 minutes later at 22 minutes past 10.’
It continued: ‘Both healthy, both strong, happy and blessed, as was mum throughout. Infinite thanks to the amazing team at Frimley Park Hospital, amazing people, amazing professionals, helping dreams come true. Thank you.’
Fans of Chris have been quick to congratulate the couple on social media but the couple’s name choice has split opinion.
One person said: ‘Chris Evans’ wife has given birth to twins – a girl & boy named Ping & Pong….Surely not?!’
Another wrote: ‘Just read that Chris Evans has named his twins ping and pong, seriously, what f***ing idiot would do that to their own kids.’
A third added: ‘Surely not. These are innocent children who have done nothing to deserve this.’
However, not everyone is convinced that these are the twins’ real names and many are speculating that Chris is joking around.
One person wrote: ‘Congratulations #chrisevans and family. You’ve got the numpties on twitter frothing at the mouth, they think ping and pong are their real names 😂💖💙’.
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