Rebecca Romijn’s 2-year-olds may be twins, but they are anything but alike!
“It’s just like a crazy social experiment where you have these two people who were born on the same day, who have been raised in identical upbringings in the same bedroom and they could not be more different as people,” the actress said during Wednesday’s Rachael Ray Show.
“People are just born how they are born and there’s nothing you can do to change that.”
As an experiment, she and hubby Jerry O’Connell watched the royal wedding with Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose last month, and the reactions that ensued were anything but surprising to Mom and Dad.
“Their reactions to it could not have been more polar opposite. Charlie is going, ‘Princess, princess, princess,’ with starry eyes and Dolly was running out of the room going, ‘No, no, no!’” Romijn laughed. “Charlie, since she was a baby, if I get dressed up for something, she’s the one who looks me up head to toe, checks out my shoes, takes it all in. Dolly’s never noticed.”
In fact, far from being a girly girl, Dolly is the risk taker of the family! “[She’s like,] ‘Where is a giant piece of furniture I can stand on top of and almost die?’” Romijn said with a chuckle. “I feel like we’re getting through the death watch period where they might almost die, but hopefully we’re going to start communicating and explain why you can’t stand on that really tall piece of furniture.”
Daredevil or not, going in public with both of her girls is still a little too much to handle for Mama Rebecca alone. “They’re at this age where they run off in opposite directions from one another, so I’m still not really brave enough to take them out alone by myself because you can’t run in two directions,” she explained. “So if you’re in the middle of the parking lot and they both just drop dead weight … Jerry’s big enough, he’s brave enough, to scoop down and pick them both up, but they’re getting to be big people!”