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Lesbian country singer Chely Wright gives birth to identical twins

Lesbian country singer Chely Wright gives birth to identical twins

Country music singer Chely Wright and her wife, Lauren Blitzer-Wright, are the parents of identical twin boys born over the weekend.

The singer, whose hits include Single White Female and Shut Up and Drive, gave birth to the children on Saturday (18 May) in New York City.

The babies are named George Samuel and Everett Joseph after their great-grandfathers.

In announcing her pregnancy in March, Wright had said the babies were technically due in July but since they were identical twins, she had expected to deliver at least a month early.

They came even earlier but a spokesman for the singer tells People.com they are healthy and thriving.

‘We are grateful for all the amazing medical care and the love and support of family and friends,’ Wright said in a statement.

The couple was married in Connecticut in August of 2011.

Wright, 42, came out publicly in 2010 with the publication of her memoir Like Me. The next year came the release of an award-winning documentary about her coming out called Wish Me Away.