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People Staff
September 08, 2008 07:15 PM

Proud dad Tony Dovolani posted a short, joyful message to fans about his newborn twins on his MySpace page Monday.

“The twins are here! They arrived early September 8th,” wrote the Dancing with the Stars pro, who was in the middle of rehearsals with his partner Susan Lucci when he learned that his wife, Lina, was in labor. “Susan shooed me out the door as soon as I got the call that it was time … I was able to be with Lina at the birth.”

Son Adrian Driton Dovolani was born first, at 3:14 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. Daughter Ariana Dovolani arrived 14 minutes later, weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz.

“Both babies are doing well, as is Lina,” he said. Eldest daughter Luana, who turned 3 in August, is “a very proud big sister,” added Dovolani.

Despite having to cut his DWTS practice short, Dovolani said, “By the way, rehearsals are going well. We’ll update you soon!”

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