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Jerry O’Connell on Life at Home with Twin Daughters: I’m ‘Outnumbered’ in the Mornings

06/16/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

Jerry O’Connell has his work cut out for him when wife Rebecca Romijn is away.

On Thursday’s episode of Live with Kelly, the 42-year-old actor dished on what it’s like to be a dad to 7-year-old twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip when his wife of almost nine years is out of town.

“You don’t live with them, so you don’t know what they’re really like,” the Stand by Me star joked when Kelly Ripa commented on how his daughters have seemingly grown so quickly.

When asked if he feels outnumbered by all the women in his life, O’Connell says he only really does during the one-hour morning “rush” in his house when Romijn, 43, is away and the girls are trying to get ready for school.

“[When] my wife is out of town, I’m like, ‘Come on, go go go go go!’ ” he explains. “Hair for me is the toughest thing.”

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Jerry O’Connell Says He Turned into a ‘Stage Father’ When His Twin Daughters Auditioned for a School Play

03/03/2016 at 09:30 PM ET

Acting. It’s all in the family. Or is it?

While promoting the launch of JCPenney’s “Get Your Penney’s Worth” campaign Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles, Jerry O’Connell told PEOPLE of his latest fatherly discovery when it comes to his 7-year-old twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.

“My children had to audition for [High School Musical at their school],” the actor, 42, explains. “I had one child who did audition and I had another child who would not audition. I could not get her in there. It’s pretty crazy how quickly I became a stage father.”

O’Connell adds of his children with wife Rebecca Romijn, “I learned that kids are going to do whatever they’re going to do. You can guide them to an area, but you can’t force them into an area.”

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Fun in the Sun! Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell Share Photos from Family Vacation

01/02/2016 at 01:50 PM ET

The Romijn-O’Connells know how to have a good time — and they have the pictures to prove it.

Actress Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connell have been sharing snapshots from their family vacation on social media, and the foursome — including twin daughters Dolly and Charlie — are having a blast while soaking up some sun.

The actor posted a picture of his wife walking down the beach as their girls practice cartwheels and run alongside the Librarians star, who showed off her amazing bikini body in a teeny two-piece.

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Jerry O’Connell on His Twin Daughters: ‘It’s Frightening How Much They Know’

09/21/2015 at 02:45 PM ET

As Jerry O’Connell‘s 6½-year-old twin daughters Dolly and Charlie continue to grow up, the former Stand By Me star continues to be shocked at their expanding knowledge.

“They’re in first grade. I already don’t understand their homework,” O’Connell, 41, told PEOPLE at Friday’s 2015 Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala benefitting The Creative Coalition in Los Angeles, where he accepted an award on behalf of friend Anthony Anderson.

He adds of his children with wife Rebecca Romijn, 42, “Some of their homework is on the computer. They know it better than I do. I was having problems logging on to a website, but my kids knew how.”

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Rebecca Romijn: Why the Twins Have Never Had a Birthday Party

10/31/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

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Having a birthday that falls between Christmas and New Year’s can be tough. But Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell are determined to properly celebrate their twin girls’ birthday on Dec. 28 — now that they’re turning 5.

“I think it’s time they finally get a birthday party for once,” the actress and model, 40, told PEOPLE on Wednesday at the premiere of the movie Ass Backwards in Los Angeles.

Up to now, Dolly and Charlie haven’t really wanted to celebrate their birthday, but that’s changing now that they have more friends.

“We can’t even get them to open presents on their birthday. They’re like, ‘We’re still sick of presents from Christmas,'” says Romijn.

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Jerry O’Connell Recalls Twin Clothing Tiff

07/19/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

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Between wife Rebecca Romijn and their 4½-year-old twin daughters Dolly and Charlie, Jerry O’Connell is surrounded by women — and still getting used to it.

“Do I mind playing with dolls? Yes, I have an issue playing with dolls. Do I play with dolls? I play with them every day,” he jokes to PEOPLE. “My daughters are right in that sweet spot for that princess stuff.”

In addition, their changing personalities have begun to come to a head in a way that recently caught O’Connell off-guard.

“I have two girls. One was always feminine, always [wearing] dresses and very girly and then the other one only wanted to wear pants and t-shirts,” he says. “But the one who wore pants and t-shirts now wants to wear dresses and they had their first argument over a dress.”
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Rebecca Romijn: Why We Don’t Want Hired Help

07/02/2013 at 09:11 AM ET

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Two kids were always in the cards for Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell.

Despite battling infertility, the couple planned for a future as a family of four — and were doubly blessed when they discovered that not only was Romijn pregnant, but they were expecting twins!

And while tackling twins is tough, the couple are taking on the task alone — without the help of a full-time nanny.

“We’re each other’s assistants. We pick up each other’s slack. Whoever is less busy helps the busier one: ‘Can you go pick up this for me?’ or ‘Can you book my flight?'” Romijn, 40, says in Redbook‘s August issue.

“That’s what real life is. Once you start paying somebody else to do the grunt work, who are you?”
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