Tony Dovolani and wife of eight years, Lina welcomed son Adrian Driton Dovolani and daughter Ariana Dovolani early Monday morning in a hospital near their home in Connecticut.
Dovolani told People,
“We are so happy, I can’t stop smiling. Lina was such a champ, and she looks incredible right now.”
Son Adrian was born at 3:14 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. , and 14 minutes later Ariana Dovolani arrived weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz.
Tony was in rehearsal with Susan Lucci, his new celebrity partner for the new season of Dancing with the Stars, which begins Sept. 22, when he learned Lina was in labor.
“Susan was so understanding,” Dovolani told People, “She told me, ‘What are you waiting for? Go!’ “
Tony and Lina are also parents to three year old Luana.