Marissa Mayer Welcomes Identical Twin Daughters
"Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls were born early this morning," she tweeted
Marissa Mayer‘s team has grown by two!
The Yahoo! CEO and her husband Zachary Bogue welcomed twin daughters on Thursday, Dec. 10, she announced on Twitter.
“Zack and I are excited to announce that our identical twin girls were born early this morning,” she tweeted. “Our whole family is doing great.”
The girls — whose names have not been released — join the couple’s 3-year-old son Macallister.
Mayer also announced the arrival on Yahoo’s Tumblr, writing, “Thanks to everyone for all of the support and well wishes throughout my pregnancy.”
In September, the working mom revealed she was expecting not one, but two baby girls — much to her surprise.
“I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors. However, as I’ve now learned, identical twins occur by random chance in roughly one out of approximately every 300 pregnancies,” she said.
And much like her previous plan for maternity leave, Mayer — one of America’s most prominent female CEOs — pledged to keep working throughout the pregnancy, taking “limited time away” from the office.
“Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago,” she explained.
— Anya Leon