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Dania Ramirez: I Have Everyone Speaking to My Twins in Spanish

01/15/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Dania Ramirez L.A. Art Show Opening Night
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Devious Maids star Dania Ramirez is determined that her twins, Gaia Jissel and John Aether, grow up to be bilingual — and luckily her family is completely on board.

“My cousin Yoli is here from Mexico, and she’s been helping me with the kids since the very start. She only speaks Spanish to the babies,” Ramirez, 35, told PEOPLE at the L.A. Art Show Opening Night, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in downtown Los Angeles.

“We just started reading them books in Spanish as well. Just trying to tell them all the stories in English and Spanish so they can be fluent,” she says.

While her 1-year-olds aren’t showing off their foreign language skills quite yet, Ramirez sees her efforts paying off. “I have everyone speaking to them in Spanish [so] I think they might understand it a little better right now,” she explains.

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Dania Ramirez Welcomes Twins Gaia Jissel and John Aether

01/10/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Dania Ramirez Welcomes Twins Gaia Jissel and John Aether John Shearer/Invision for A&E Networks/AP

This maid is now a mama!

Dania Ramirez and her husband, director John Beverly Amos Land, welcomed fraternal twins on Tuesday, Dec. 17, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Daughter Gaia Jissel Ramirez Land weighed in at 4 lbs., 12 oz. and measured 17 inches long, while son John Aether Ramirez Land weighed in at 4 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 18 inches long, the Devious Maids star’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Dania’s so in love with them,” the rep adds.

After marrying Land last February, Ramirez, 34, announced her pregnancy in July. The actress celebrated her baby shower in September, revealing the sexes during the party. Although she had already chosen their names, Ramirez decided to keep them private until she met the babies.
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Twice As Nice: Halle Berry and Dania Ramirez’s Floral Maxi

10/03/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Great minds think alike — especially when you’re expecting. Just a few days apart, moms-to-be Halle Berry and Dania Ramirez wore the same tie-dye print maxi ($199) by Seraphine. And they both looked gorgeous.

Berry paired hers with a straw fedora and aviator sunglasses on Sept. 16 to walk daughter Nahla to her Studio City, Calif. school, while Devious Maids‘s star Ramirez donned the dress to her Sept. 21 baby shower in West Hollywood.

Made of silk, the chic gown can either be worn as a halter or strapless. Either way, the flowing chiffon fabric is guaranteed to beautifully drape your bump.

Halle Berry Dania Ramirez Pregnant Seraphine Tie-Dye Maxi DressFameFlynet; Michael Simon/Startraks

Dania Ramirez: I’m Expecting the ‘Perfect Couple’

09/30/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Dania Ramirez Expecting Twins Baby Shower
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Dania Ramirez has reason to celebrate: she’s expecting a boy and a girl!

The Devious Maids star made the big reveal during her Sept. 21 baby shower at Pearl’s in West Hollywood, where family and friends gathered to honor the pending arrival of her double bundle of joy.

Guests — among them costars Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sánchez, Judy Reyes and Edy Ganem and show creator Marc Cherry — noshed on brunch bites including mini French toast, eggs benedict and an assortment of quiches.

After playing games and decorating a laundry line of onesies, everyone joined Ramirez outside to release monarch butterflies before she announced the sex of her babies. While enjoying Crumbs red velvet cupcakes, a toast was made to the mom-to-be with ZING Vodka cocktails and Caraccioli Cellars sparkling rosé.
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Dania Ramirez Initially Thought Twin Pregnancy Was Too Much Food

07/19/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Dania Ramirez Pregnant Expecting Twins
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When Dania Ramirez went to her doctor three weeks ago, she got some “incredible” news — the Devious Maids star was expecting twins!

“I had the first appointment and the woman who’s doing the sonogram looks and says, ‘Oh, I love to start my morning with great news!'” Ramirez, 33, tells PEOPLE. “My husband [John Beverly Amos Land] was like, ‘Okay, we already know she’s pregnant…’ and she goes, ‘Oh no — it’s going to be two!'”

“My husband was like, ‘What?’ And then she goes, ‘Hold on, let me look for a third,’ and my husband says, ‘Get that out of her right now!'” the actress recalls with a laugh.

Ramirez says she never expected to have twins — even though they do run in her family.

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Dania Ramirez Expecting Twins

07/16/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Dania Ramirez Pregnant Expecting Twins
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It will be double the blessing for Dania Ramirez: she’s pregnant with twins!

On Monday, the Devious Maids actress, 33, shared a snapshot of her sonogram on her Instagram account, not only revealing her baby bliss, but jokingly putting any rumors to rest as to who fathered her twins.

“I am proud 2 announce our 2 new bundles of joy! Yes, I’m having twins!” she captioned the photo.

“And no, they do not belong 2 Mr. Spence,” she added, referring to her onscreen boss.

The twins will be the first children together for Ramirez and her husband, director John Beverly Amos Land, who is also dad to Kai, 11, from a previous relationship. The newlyweds tied the knot in the Dominican Republic in February.
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