Friday, December 8, 2006

Angela, Courtney and the Twins




"You just don't believe you're holding them," writes Bassett (recalling the births of twins Slater, in her arms, and Bronwyn). "It's kind of like: Really? Truly? Finally?"

















They first met as students at Yale School of Drama. But it wasn’t until Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance became Hollywood stars that they felt a spark. In Friend...A Love Story, they tell the whole tale-from childhood to their 1997 wedding and a subsequent struggle with infertility that took them through two miscarriages and seven in vitro fertilization treatments. Fortunately, there’s a happy ending. Here the couple share their joy at becoming parents to twins Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah on Jan. 27, 2006, through a surrogate.


Angela: Slater is very yellowish; he has my undertones. Bronwyn is a little bigger. Her color is a little ruddier, like Courtney’s. We watch and watch them. After a while Slater opens one eye for a millisecond. Just for that second I could see one black pupil, a glimpse of the eyes I’ll soon stare into lovingly. Our amazing journey was about to begin!


Courtney: Angela and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to lay the foundation for the kind of people we want our children to become. We know that Bronwyn and Slater will need strong Biblical roots to withstand all the temptations Hollywood will present them. I know that teaching them discipline is essential. I want my child to like me just like every parent does. For now, though, I’m not going to be their friend. For now, I’ve got to lay that discipline in there day by day.

Unfortunately, we still live in a world where racial prejudice exists. Therefore, we will teach our children how to navigate racism. Above all, we’re going to raise them to have a deep love of people. I think of the amazing journey of our children’s existence each and every time Angela and I look into their bright little eyes. I know God has an amazing plan in store for all of us. Our hands and our hearts are full.

14 comments:

Tacia said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG i can't even read it...im just looking at the picture LOL

Tacia said...

ok ok ok...they are holding the ones that look like them. Ive always thought the girl looked like courtney and slater looks like angela. Bronwyn has those big eyes like her dad. YEAH! for all the girls with big eyes!!! lol

Manda said...

LoL you didn't even give me time to put it on the blog Tacia...LOL Yeah I know that was the same thing that happened to me when I first saw it. Too Cute!! The twins are beautiful.

Manda said...

Yeah if you can clam down a little and read the interview, Angela thinks the same thing. LMAO!

Tacia said...

HAAA I just read that LOL.. Ok does the cover have terri hatcher on it???

Manda said...

Yeah it's the same picture you sent me.

Simonique said...

I cant even read it either...I just! OMGGGGGGGG! I cant even....like WOW!!! Her babies!!!!!

Simonique said...

ok ok ok.....omg ok...um yeah Slater is his mamas baby. That boy looks exactly like Angie and Bronny is just too fly. Suckin' her thumb and just posing! Get it mama.

Joe said...

They look so cute and happy. Good for them. And what a great read. Thanks:)

Manda said...

LOL yeah they always said she was a little drama queen (just like her momma). And Slater is looking like 'I don't feel like taking no pictures today, just put me down so I can play in the water.'

Simonique said...

Slater is not having it, hes like "unh unh I'm not up for no pictures". I almost got thrown out of the library when Angie said "Slater is very yellowish" LMAOOOO!! Yeah, silly thats your baby, thats your color!!

Geez they really did get their own kid in each twin. Bronny looks just too much like her daddy and we all know about that Slater.

I am just too happy for them, they really are going to be great parents to their babes. EEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I cant stop smiling and saying "no friggin way. this is too much!"

Simonique said...

OOO so these are exceerpts from the book!?!? Its in 1st person?? YAYYYY! I get to feel like Angie is really talking to me!!! ;)

Coco LaRue said...

I had never seen a picture of the kiddles! They are so cute!

Simone said...

This is an outstanding family picture. Their twins are just so adorable!!

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