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Celine Dion, Matt Damon welcome new babies

entertainment Updated: Oct 25, 2010 18:57 IST

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Singer Celine Dion and actor Matt Damon both welcomed new additions to their families, representatives for the two entertainers said on Saturday.

Grammy-winner Dion, 42, gave birth to twin boys on Saturday by Caesarean section shortly after 11 am at a Florida hospital, while in New York, Hereafter star Damon welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Luciana, earlier this week, his spokeswoman told Reuters.

Dion, the Canadian-born singer and husband Rene Angelil also have a 9-year-old son.

"Celine, Rene and their son Rene-Charles are thrilled," Dion's representative told People magazine.

The twins were born healthy but premature and will spend a few days in an incubator.

The singer was "resting," the magazine said.

Dion, best known for hits such as My Heart Will Go On, was hospitalized earlier this month on the recommendation of her doctors to prevent the early delivery of her babies.

One of the top-earning singers in the world, she is due to return to Las Vegas in March 2011 for a three-year concert residency at Caesar's Palace.

Damon, 40, and Luciana, 35, added daughter Stella Zavala Damon to their family on Wednesday.

"Everyone is great," his spokeswoman said.

The couple have two other daughters together -- Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2 -- and are raising Luciana's daughter Alexa from a previous marriage.

Damon won an Oscar for writing Good Will Hunting and was nominated for his acting in that 1997 movie, as well as in 2009's Invictus. He is also the star of the Bourne franchise of action thrillers.