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TV One’s Jenny-May Clarkson on the speedy arrival of her twins

The sports presenter was in the middle of her netball duties when her babies decided it was time to get moving.
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Just 18-months ago, TV One sports presenter Jenny-May Clarkson was yet to meet the love of her life.

Now, after a whirlwind romance and wedding, the 42-year-old is surrounded by love – her big-hearted husband, Dean, and the new addition to their family: twin boys!

In this week’s issue of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Jenny-May and Dean introduce us to their adorable seven-week-old non-identical twins, who were born on March 22.

Born by emergency C-section, Jenny-May was on the job at The Trusts Arena in Henderson coaching her netball team, the Mystics, when she got a call from her midwife urging her to go to the hospital, immediately.

“I thought, ‘Can I fit in one more game?’” Jenny-May laughs, “But then I thought, ‘Nah, my husband would lose it!’”

So, just shy of the 38-week mark, Jenny-May’s healthy baby boys – Anthony Te Manahau Morris (6lbs, 7oz) and Charles Atawhai Te Waka (7lbs, 11oz) – were delivered in Auckland.

Jenny-May and Dean admit the are, understandably, feeling pretty tired, but extremely delighted with their gorgeous little duo.

“It’s just awesome,” says Jenny-May. “We’re really blessed. I’m so, so blessed.”

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In this issue of the Weekly, Jenny-May and Dean speak candidly about the reality of having twins, also sharing the touching story behind the naming of their boys, their tumultuous pregnancy journey and their hopes for the twins’ future.

See all the adorable photos of this gorgeous family in this week’s New Zealand Woman’s Weekly

Words: Alice O’Connell

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