Entertainment Cooper Hefner and Actress Scarlett Byrne Hefner Expecting Twins: 'Could Not Be Happier'
Anderson Cooper Used to Pretend to Be His Mom's Assistant on Instagram to Help Sell Her Artwork
The longtime journalist moonlighted for years as his mother Gloria Vanderbilt's made-up personal assistant MonicaThe CNN anchor, 54, revealed during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that he moonlighted as his mom Gloria Vanderbilt's personal assistant for years before she died.
has twice as much good news to share this holiday!
The businessman turned political candidate, 30, and his wife, actress, are expecting twins in March, Cooper confirms to PEOPLE.
"Both Scarlett and I could not be happier to continue the adventure of parenting together," he tells PEOPLE exclusively, sharing a family photo featuring Scarlett cradling her baby bump in a white dress.
Cooper Hefner on Recent Deployment to Help Resettle Afghan Refugees: 'Bright Days Ahead'
Cooper Hefner, an Air Force reservist, is part of an effort to assist Afghan refugees fleeing their country since the Taliban takeover in August . There, military and federal service members have been providing a range of services for Afghans, such as initial processing, COVID-19 testing and medical assistance. "Tomorrow I return home from Operation Allies Welcome, the contingency resettlement effort underway at McGuire AFB," the businessman-turned-political candidate and son of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner captioned a series of photos shared to Twitter and Instagram on Friday.
The couple are already parents to 15-month-old daughter.
On Thursday, both Cooper and the Harry Potter actress revealed the exciting news on their respective Instagrams.
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"Scarlett and I will be welcoming two new members of the family this spring. We couldn't be happier as we wait on the arrival of our twins," the son of the latewrote alongside a photo of himself and Scarlett, 31, with Betsy.
"A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!" he added.
Sarah Ferguson's Royal Ups and Downs Through the Years: Divorce and More
Life in the spotlight. Sarah Ferguson didn’t have the smoothest transition into royal life after marrying Prince Andrew — but she eventually found her footing. The couple tied the knot in 1986 at Westminster Abbey in London. As she adjusted to her responsibilities as the Duchess of York, the Teenage Cancer Trust patron looked to Princess Diana for guidance, she recalled in her 1996 memoir, My Story. “‘Just keep smiling,’ Diana whispered,” Ferguson wrote. “And I did, as I would for long years to come. I always felt safe in mimicking Diana.” Things took a turn for the Her Heart for a Compass author and Andrew, who announced their separation in March 1992. “I didn’t want a divorce but had to because of circumstance,” she told Harper’s Bazaar 15 years later, calling her split from Andrew “the most painful time of my life.” The duo’s divorce was finalized in May 1996, and though she’s no longer a senior member of the British royal family, she’s kept in touch with Queen Elizabeth II over the years. “The queen and I always got on well, still do; I uphold everything Her Majesty represents, has given up her life for,” Ferguson told Harper’s Bazaar in 2007. “It’s her duty. … I believe Her Majesty’s done the best job she can. For me, she’s been extraordinary.” After her divorce — and despite the negative press she received because of it — the producer worked hard to forge her own path.
Wrote Scarlett, who played Pansy Parkinson in the hit franchise, "Thankful for our growing family. Cooper and I are very excited to share that we will be welcoming twins at the beginning of 2022. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving."
Cooper and Scarlett welcomed their first child on Aug. 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. At the time, Cooper told PEOPLE that he and his wife were "filled with such joy" and "couldn't be happier."
The couple named their daughter after Cooper's grandmother Betsy Aldridge-Conrad, who died that July. "My grandmother meant the world to both Scarlett and I," Cooper said.
In late October, the Air Force reservistat New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where he helped Afghan families resettle after coming to the United States.
Cooper opened up about the impactful experience in a post on his Instagram page alongside images of.
"Deploying to support families starting a new chapter of life in the United States has been extraordinarily rewarding," he wrote. "Bright days ahead for our Afghan friends."
Double Trouble! Harry Potter’s Scarlett Hefner Is Pregnant With Twins .
Double Trouble! Harry Potter’s Scarlett Hefner Is Pregnant With Twins“Scarlett and I will be welcoming two new members of the family this spring,” Cooper, 30, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, November 25, alongside a family photo. “We couldn’t be happier as we wait on the arrival of our twins.