Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon welcomes twin sons Jax Joseph and Jaid Thomas

10/22/2007 at 06:11 PM ET

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 40, and her husband Michael Nilon are new parents after welcoming twin sons last Thursday in Los Angeles. Jax Joseph was born at 8:30 p.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 7oz., while Jaid Thomas was born at 8:31 p.m. and weighed 4 lbs. 9oz. They were 6 weeks early. In a statement, Garcelle said,

We’re so in love with them. The boys are just gorgeous.

The twins join big brother Oliver Saunders, 15, from Garcelle’s first marriage. For an in-depth interview with Garcelle during her pregnancy, click here.

Source: People

Thanks to CBB readers Kitty and Sarah.

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morgan on

congrats to her! Is 5 weeks common for twins? I know they can come early, but 5 weeks seems very early. I love the names, very cute.

Cassie on

Five weeks is a little early, but normal for twins.

I can’t wait to see the boys!

Nicole on

5 weeks is actually pretty good for twins, I think. And it’s even better for the twins if they were PLANNING on them coming early, because there’s a lot of things doctors can do to make sure they do well after they’re born.

I LOVE those names! I wonder if they’re identical?

legemc on

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Jaid for a boys name. I bet the babies are gorgeous! My new niece should be here any day now so I can’t wait!

Preesi on

OH THANK GOD! I felt so uncomfortable WITH her…

Jen on

Congratulations to Garcelle and her family! 😀

Jenny on

5 weeks is early no matter what, but fairly good for twins….and even though it may seem like they are tiny (which they are) those are good weights for preemies. My friend just had twin boys 7 weeks early and they were much smaller…but doing just fine now. As someone mentioned before, they were probably being monitored very closely and the doctors decided to take them at 35 weeks knowing that they would be fine. Congrats to everyone!

Cait on

Most doctors and midwives now a days are saying that 37 weeks is considered full term, so technically they’re only 2 weeks early. Not surprised she went early though, poor thing was so big!

Heather on

Congrats! I had a feeling she’d give birth soon. I love the name Jax!

FC on

5 weeks early and nearly 5 lbs. is pretty good for twins. And I’m so happy for her and family! I hope she decides to share a photo of two of Jax and Jaid, and btw, I love the names she chose for them. :)♥

Nadège on

Congratulations! It’s great that she was able to go as far as she did.
I hope she gets to take her little guys home on time and that they don’t have to spend any time in the NICU.
Good luck for the hectic first few weeks! (Well, actually, that’s all the time!) 🙂

Megan on

misspelling names = not cool
I do like the name Jade on a boy though.

Congrats to them =]

gianna on

Pretty good weight for twins, and cute names. I love twins with same first intials lol.

phoenix on

I look forward for seeing those beautiful babies!! CONGRATULATIONS

Tarsha on

I am so excited she “dropped her load” lol. Just looking at her, made my stomache hurt. J/K. I hope she share a photo.

amelita on

Congrats to her! I agree with Megan that creative spellings are not cool. They only cause hassles for the kid and look kind of silly. Jack and Jude would have been nicer.

C on

I think that they spelled the name “Jaid” like that to signify that he is a boy. Usually with unisex names there are alternate spellings for girls and boys (Erin and Aaron for example).

I love when names are spelled differently (I wouldn’t call them misspelled though). My name is Courtney but my mom spelled it with 2 “ee’s” instead of “ey.” I have also seen it begin with a k and not have the u.

I can’t wait to see pictures of these babies! I’m still waiting to see pictures of the Oliver too.

PSB on

I’m so happy for her. She looked fantastic throughout the whole pregnancy – especially for a woman over 40! Having twins!

Not a fan of the names, but I’ll bet those boys are gorgeous.

sunnyzwei on

The spelling of Jaid is kinda off to me too. Think Jade or even Jayde would’ve looked better. No matter, I’m happy the babies are healthy – can’t wait to see them!

Babyshower on

Congratulations to both!

I am a twin myself and me and my sister were also born five weeks early. No worries!


anonymous on

Jax means, son of Jack. It’s also a short an alternate version of Jackson. Jaid may have some French meaning as Garcelle is Haitian, a one-time French colony.

Get over it people, she didn’t name them LeBron, Keyshawn, or any of the stupid names that people use nowadays. The are strong powerful names that any child can spell without taking advanced reading.