Welcome two new divas into the world.

Posted: August 21, 2013

Rob and Remy Maaddi, the Sewell, N.J.-based stars of "Bridezillas," the spin-off "Bridezillas: Marriage Bootcamp" and their own upcoming "Remy & Rob" reality show on WEtv, are the new parents of two healthy baby girls, Alexia Bella (4 pounds 14 ounces and 18.25 inches) and Melina Livia (4 pounds 9 ounces and 18 inches). The twins were born at 6:24 p.m. Monday in Voorhees, N.J.

"The girls were scheduled [via C-section] for tomorrow. So Remy and I weren't ready. Remy had a nail appointment for a mani-pedi on Sunday night. She had a dress and heels ready because she wanted to come to the hospital all glammed up. But then contractions started Monday night," Rob, an Associated Press sportswriter by day, said yesterday. "She did have time for a little bit of makeup. She didn't have her glamorous delivery, but she did great."

Although Remy did all of the work, Rob also had his hands full. Because the WEtv cameraman wasn't allowed in the delivery room, Rob had to be the couple's cinematographer, on top of comforting his in-labor wife.

"But as soon as those girls started crying, I just put the camera down," Rob said. "Remy's family says one looks like me, one looks like her. I don't see the difference."

Either way, the babes will look diva-licious, thanks to many of Rob and Remy's fans who found their baby registry online and sent the couple gifts, including clothes.

Rob said that the babies will dictate when their reality show will hit the airwaves. They're already taking over much of his normal comings and goings, namely making him miss Chip Kelly's announcement that Michael Vick would be the starting QB for the Eagles this season.

"It's big story in Philadelphia, but my babies are here so I have the day off," Rob said.

'Sexy' times

Heading to the Sexy Singles party tomorrow at SugarHouse (1001 N. Delaware Ave.)? You might want to gussy yourself up a bit. I hear a recruiter from the "Bachelor"/"Bachelorette" franchise will be looking around for fresh talent. But this report is unconfirmed.

Quick time

Matthew Quick, the former South Jerseyite and author of the locally set Silver Linings Playbook, will find his way to to the silver screen once again. Quick's first young-adult novel, 2010's Sorta Like a Rock Star, was optioned for a movie by Temple Hill (which coproduced the "Twilight" franchise) and Gotham Group. The story is about a homeless teen who stays positive despite her life's tragic turn. Quick's next novel, The Good Luck of Right Now, which isn't even out until early next year, was optioned for filmdom back in January.

Sock it to me

Bala Cynwyd couple Henry and Bobbie Shaffner are donating a pair of Van Johnson's red socks, a trademark of the late screen idol, to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. The Shaffners hope the donation will inspire the Smithsonian to mount a retrospective of Johnson.

But their real mission? To get Johnson onto a postage stamp. 2016 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth. They reportedly have 25 pounds of signed Van Johnson stamp petitions that they will turn over to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee on Sunday.

'Idol' hands

"American Idol" Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini will help stuff backpacks for children in need tomorrow at Chalfont's AWeber Communications, along with the United Way of Bucks County and other local businesses. To participate, email Donna Bacon at donnab@aweber.com.

For more info, check out uwbucks.org/stuffthebus.

Guarini is going through tough times himself. The would-be Kelly Clarkson recently penned a blog post saying he sometimes skips meals to feed his family. He later tweeted a retraction of sorts, saying he was nowhere near poverty.


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