"We are so happy, I can't stop smiling," the dancing pro tells PEOPLE

By Monica Rizzo
Updated September 08, 2008 10:00 AM
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It’s a boy and a girl for Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani and his wife, Lina. The couple welcomed the little ballroom pair early Monday morning at a hospital near their Connecticut home.

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

“We are so happy, I can’t stop smiling,” an emotional Dovolani told PEOPLE. “Lina was such a champ, and she looks incredible right now.”

This is the third child for the couple, who have been married for eight years. Daughter Luana turned three in August.

Dovolani is gearing up for season seven of ABC’s Dancing, whose new season premieres Sept. 22. He was in the middle of rehearsals with his celebrity partner, Susan Lucci, when he got the call that Lina was in labor.

“Susan was so understanding,” says Dovolani, who felt bad about cutting their rehearsal short. Lucci had to snap him out of it. “She told me, ‘What are you waiting for? Go!’ ”