Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi Welcome Twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue

03/06/2015 at 02:35 PM ET

Sarah Shahi Welcomes Twins
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It was another home birth — times two! — for Sarah Shahi.

The actress, who plays former government assassin Sameen Shaw on the CBS drama Person of Interest, welcomed twins, daughter Violet Moon and son Knox Blue, on Sunday, March 1, at home in Los Angeles, a rep for Shahi tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Shahi, 35, and her husband Steve Howey, 37, who stars on the Showtime series Shameless, are also parents to 5½-year-old son William Wolf.

The Texas-bred star previously opened up about her first delivery, telling Pregnancy in 2010 about the water birth. “[He] came out into a tub of water and then my husband brought him up for air,” she said.

“I never thought I would be one of those wacky chicks who say, ‘I loved my labor,’ but I loved every part of it. It was the best day of my life.”

Shahi learned she was pregnant while filming Person of Interest last fall. She is on maternity leave for the remainder of the current season, but is expected to return when her schedule — and newly tripled crew! — permit.

— Michelle Tauber

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klutzy_girl on

Those are some interesting names and I actually kinda love Violet Moon.

Congratulations!

Behnoush Tahouri on

Congratulations!!! Sooooo happy for you! Mabarak basheh azizam! 🙂 xxx

Alissa on

Congrats! I loved Steve on Reba many years ago. Cute names, Violet and Knox. Crazy middle names are kind of fun, and theirs go together like a little story…the Wolf howled at the Blue Moon.

Dee on

I’ve loved him since Reba, he was hilarious on that show and I really enjoy him now on Shameless. I grew to like her character on POI. I am happy for them….love the names 🙂

Colleen on

Congrats to them! I had no idea they were married. Funny since I remember she played Cheyenne’s rival on Reba and was after Van lol.

Penny on

You go Van! Loved him on the Reba show! Congrats!

Tara on

would have never guessed they were married. don’t really see what she sees in him … she’s gorgeous and he seems goofy. good for them though.

Stef on

Now I certainly know he’s only acting but I love to see him with his TV daughters on Shameless. Somehow, I have a feeling he behaves the same way with his kids in real life! Congratulations! Love the baby names too!

Sarah on

Loved her on POI. Really hoping she comes back after everything settles down. Would make for a badass storyline! 🙂 Congrats to the family!

authorbethanydaniel on

Loved him as Van on Reba! Congrats to them 🙂

Lacy on

Colleen – her guest stint on Reba is how they actually met each other.

Yes on

I loved her in Life.

Mandy on

I loved Steve on Reba, I still watch repeats. I remember his wife Sarah was also on Reba as a guest star, they a cute couple. Congrats!

Anonymous on

She was Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend on Alias for a bit too.

Kim on

I knew his wife was having twins, I knew she left her show to have twins, I did not realize they were the same twins. It is crazy who is married to who!

Congrats to them!

S on

I think I heard her call her son ‘Wolfie’ in an interview. I wonder if they go by middle names? I like the names- unique! Such a good looking couple…

CGB on

Congratulations to this family on the birth of their twins at home!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! As a side note, Knox is sure getting to be a popular name with celebs! Angie and Brad really started something (speaking of which, I have to chuckle at the fact that, just like the Jolie-Pitts’ Knox, this Knox has a twin sister whose name begins with “V”)! 😉

shari on

Sarah Shahi
Unfortunately, not your birthday!
But it is too late and many congratulations for this beautiful day
Your favorite actor and I love to play with you as a fan and a fellow

Neo on

What the sh*t it’s with these names? Seriously, celebrities shouldn’t be allowed to give their kids such stupid names?

Anonymous on

Congrats to Steve and Sarah on the new addition!

gina on

Whew!!!!!
So very glad there is a great reason “SHAW” is off ” Person of Interest”. Was scared to death they killed her off. NEVER kill her off! She’s the VERY best part of the show.

Alyse Thayne on

Aren’t these the names of’Angelina and Brad Pitt’s twins?!

Eddy on

Steve Howey, his wife Sara Shahi and his father Bill Howey are all part of the cult of scientology. Be aware as they are on a mission to recruit actors/actresses in Hollywood for the cult.

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Reese on

Congrats to the both of you !!

Now get your butt back on POI Sarah, we’re missing you. x