Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh welcomed triplets last month breaking the news to Vanity Fair that the three additions to their family are both “healthy and happy.”
Williams and Lasichanh married in 2013 and became parents to Rocket in 2008. Williams has spoken about his love for his little boy and wrote Despicable Me song Rocket’s Theme in honour of his son. In an interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey about their son’s name, he said: “In the same way the Indians named their children after a force or animal or element, we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up, meant to ascend.”
Williams and Lasichanh as yet have not announced whether their wonderful new bundles of joy were conceived naturally or through IVF.
Often, multiple births happen at random with women over the age of 30 more likely to have a multiple pregnancy, however, another reason could be due to IVF treatment or fertility drugs like clomiphene citrate and injectable hormones. Interestingly, multiple birth rates due to these drugs in the US rose from 36% to 45% between 1998 and 2011.
As we don’t know whether or not Helen Lasichanh underwent fertility treatment that could have resulted in their wonderful triplets, in the words of Pharrell Williams, ‘maybe they just got lucky’ and will certainly have their days filled with ‘nappy’!
IVF babble wish them huge congratulations on their amazing family additions.
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