Wanda Sykes and Wife Get Tag-Teamed By Twins

05/29/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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During a humorous Wednesday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Wanda Sykes dished on life with twins Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude, 4 ½ weeks. Joking that “all hell broke loose” after the family of four — including Wanda’s wife Alex — returned home, the 45-year-old comedian describes a scenario that is probably familiar to all parents of multiples. “It was like they were tag teaming us,” she recalls. “You put one down, and the other starts crying.” From the sound of things, life was definitely more smooth in the hospital. Says Wanda,

“Everybody was great. I loved it. We had a whole staff of nurses around the clock. I was like, ‘Oh, this baby is stinky. Take it!'”

The twins were in no hurry to make their debut, Wanda shared. “They say that [with twins], they should be [born] at maybe 35 weeks, but nothing. Just sitting around and waiting,” she explains. “I was like, ‘Babies, y’all need to hurry up and get here. I have this big White House Correspondents Dinner gig coming up. I’ve got to get out to the clubs and work my magic.”

Alex was finally induced at 39 weeks, and the babies were born “big and healthy” without incident — depending on who you ask! Noting that “there’s no such thing as a smooth delivery,” Wanda adds, “It’s a lot of mop-up…a lot of cleaning up going on after that.”

“They did the c-section, and you know when the doctors tell you don’t look this way? Don’t look that way. It was not pretty. I thought I was on an episode of CSI. I was like, ‘What the hell?'”

Click below for Wanda’s thoughts on Jon & Kate Plus 8 and to see a screencap of the twins!

Wanda and Alex — who is breastfeeding — are splitting parenting duties equally. “Alex is taking care of everything that goes in and I handle everything that comes out,” Wanda quips. As for preparing for motherhood, Wanda jokes that she didn’t do much. “I didn’t read books…I have no time for your silly books,” she says, adding that she had instead always planned to “wing it.”

Not entirely, though. Wanda owned up to watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 during Alex’s pregnancy, hoping to “pick up some tips” along the way. “Then once we had the babies, I thought, ‘Look at these jackasses with their eight kids,” she joked. As for rumors of a cheating Jon Gosselin, Wanda says that Alex need not worry about their own relationship suffering a similar fate. “With two babies, I tell my wife, ‘Look, if you ever catch me in a bed with another woman you know I’m just trying to catch a nap. I’m just trying to get some shut-eye.'”

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Source: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

— Missy

FILED UNDER: Multiples , News , Parenting

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N on

She is hilarious! And those babies are so cute!

brannon on

she is seriously funny. gorgeous babies and i am still loving their names.

KC on

Look at the hair! So pretty!!
She is a hoot. Love her outlook on parenting.🙂

Laney McDonald on

I agree with N. Those babies are adorable!

Wanda Sykes cracks me up too. I remember when she did one of the character voices for Crank Yankers on Comedy Central.

momta2 on

She is hilarious!

Lis on

Those babies are SO sweet.

CTBmom on

Very happy for Wanda and her wife. The babies are beautiful! I wonder which one is Lucas and which one is Olivia? Loving the names too!

megan on

She is hilarious! As for breastfeeding, is she or Alex nursing? It sounded like Alex from the quote.

Carmen on

Alex is nursing Megan.

Shannon on

Oh my gosh I watched this the other night and she absolutely cracked me up! I could not stop laughing. I love her! I am so happy for her and her wife. Absolutely adorable babies, and lovely names.

eva on

I love her! and her babies are so cute! I’m surprised we saw a picture of them so soon.

Dickie on

Although I have no idea which is which, I feel like the one on the left is the girl. Thats my guess!

Nona on

wait a minute, commenter Carmen… Alex is nursing megan??? I think I need to hear more about this interesting situation.

Wanda is hilarious, and it seems like she and her partner are and will be great parents to those cuties!

Nona on

i said “partner,” i meant wanda and her wife.

wowfornoobs on

LOVE her, she is soooo funny! And those babies are gorgeous! Congrats again to Wanda and Alex🙂

danda_lion on

I saw this on the Tonight Show and was totally cracking up. She’ll be such a fun mom.

Lucy on

Wanda is hilarious! Hahah.

Those babies are absolutely beautiful and their names are just as gorgeous as they are. Precious!

CelebBabyLover on

I’m confused! Wanda said Alex was induced…but then she mentioned that they “did the C-section”. Why bother inducing if you’re going to have a C-section?

CelebBabyLover on


Oh, and I love Wanda’s honesty about how birth, while certainly beautiful in the sense that it’s bringing new life into the world, isn’t pretty! I’ve never given birth myself, but I HAVE heard plenty about, plus I’ve seen video clips of it (for some reason, I’m fascinated by pretty much everything having to do with the human body, so I’ve checked out plenty of videos about the body from the library…including videos about pregnancy and birth. I know, I’m weird!).

At least Wanda didn’t stick her foot in her mouth like my poor dad did when I was born! Just like Alex, my mom had to have a C-section to deliver me. My dad watched at least part of the process of making the incisions and everything….and his comment was, “It doesn’t look so bad. It just looks like they’re cutting into chicken!”. Needless to say, I don’t think my mom was too pleased with him right then (and I’m sure my dad wanted to kick himself for saying that!)! LOL!

kate on

wanda is so funny – she is great on “curb your enthusiasm”. if you’ve never seen the show, i highly recommend it!

FC on

I want to say the one who seems to have stolen the hair is Olivia, and the one with the cute little old bald man look is Lucas!😉 They’re such cute little babies.

And Mom Wanda, as always, is a riot. I loved how she talked of wanting them to hurry up since she had events coming up. Too much!😀

April on

Baby Lover, I assume she probably tried to have them vaginally and wasn’t successful, so ended up with a csection.

Rachel on

The babies are TO CUTE! Congratulations to Wanda and Alex!

Lindsay on

She is probably the funniest woman on TV. And I had no idea she was a lesbian. I am totally out of the loop these days. =) Congratulations to her and to Alex.

Riley on

Wanda is hilarious as always! What a cute babies!!!

Stephany on

This has to be one of the funniest interviews I’ve ever read! Wanda is so funny and SO REAL! Haha!

Nicole on

CelebrityBabyLover: Lots of inductions wind up being C-Sections because one’s body isn’t ready for labor to start. 2 of my friends labored for almost 36 hours after being induced and had to wind up with C-Sections because of the length of time their water had been broken.

I love Wanda. She absolutely cracks me up (loved her in Monster-In-Law), and the babies are ADORABLE!

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