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Wanda Sykes: Mom Of Twins!

Wanda Sykes: Mom Of Twins!

The New Adventures of Old Christine star Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27 (Alex gave birth to the babies).

“All are happy and healthy and at home,” Wanda‘s rep Danica Smith tells People.

Daughter Olivia Lou debuted at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude weighed in 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long.

The couple was married on Oct. 25, 2008. Congrats to the happy couple!

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# 1
icopyworkinbiology @ 05/13/2009 at 6:02 pm

Gay marriage is wrong on so many levels.

# 2

I just can’t get used to the statement “her wife” or “his husband”. There must be a better way of sayig this. After a lifetime of conditioning to saying one thing.

# 3

wow, for someone so recently on the receiving end of such good fortune…she sure is one terribly angry person. one would hope that she doesn’t raise her children to be so vicious and hateful.

# 4

Although I am strongly o[pposed to gay marriage, I must say Wanda Sykes isn’t angry. She is a comedian. That’s the nature of stand up comedy. It is not personal.

# 5

Wow, lots of bigots in the house.

# 6

Poor children. They can thank their **** parents for a childhood filled with ridicule and embarrassment. At least Mom (or is Wanda the dad?) can afford their many forthcoming therapy sessions. Marriage is between ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN so I refute the statement they were “married”. I think “legally tied” should be the term used to describe gay people getting wedding’ed.

# 7

@Mas: Since when did the word used to describe a butch lesbian (that rhymes with Mike) become a curse word?

# 9

Whats with all the hate? Who cares if they are gay, congratulations!

WRONG!!! god help the kiddies when they need male role model…where’s daddy?


There is NO scientific evidence to suggest that children of gays are more likely to have emotional issues. Matter of fact, from everything I have read science says there is no significant difference at all. Children raised in gay homes are not even any more likely to be gay themselves. The only difference is the fact that YOU and people like you might make them feel different because you are judgmental.

Wow, she’s a bit old to be a newly-parent…

ooooooooo #12 you got that right!

Hope they don’t inherit her looks….ha ha ha

ganymede30324 @ 05/13/2009 at 7:36 pm

I didn’t even realize she was garried! Is it too late to hope her garriage fails, and there’s a custody battle for the twins (or are there two just so that each ‘parent’ gets one?)?

“her wife” haaaa. Marriage is between a man and a woman. case closed.

come on y’all…let the insults begin

ewww i feel sorry for their child. I didn’t know there are AMericans who are ‘homophobic’. In england its like ohh gay yay when you are supposed to have a child with a man ffs. I really hate gay ‘marriages’ its so unnatural its gross.

marriage is a civil matter, not a religious one

you go girl

wanda keep on keeping on, congrats on the new babies!

She does not seem like a nice person… and she has the most obnoxious voice. I would hate to be so unfortunate as to be born into this family… gay or not. Poor children.

lesbian couples that deny or take children away from their biological fathers condone and encourage men in general to care yet even less about abandoning the children they have a hand in creating.

@stars pushing for gay marriage: is this comment a joke? what about single mothers? what about people who use sperm donors to conceive?

What does her “wife” Alex, look like?

River-lynn @ 05/13/2009 at 8:10 pm

Congratulations on the happy birth of your twins, may your wife and you be very happy in your life together and your family.

No Wanda’s girlfriend and some male sperm donor had twins. Wanda didn’t do anything.

Oh, no, was it a shotgun wedding? The bride got knocked up before the wedding?

Marriage is a religious institution. It was invented by religions.

Civil unions are a civil matter.

The gays can have civil unions not marriages.

brendaschild @ 05/13/2009 at 8:16 pm

congrats i’m all for gay marriage YA’LL STOP WITH ALL THE HATEFUL COMMENTS if you don’t agree with gay marriage don’t read it and post mean stuff

wow, i wasn’t aware there were so many non-gay people who were into celebrity gossip. this is news to me, as celebrity gossip is the number one gay passtime one can participate in while fully clothed, the a-holes doth protest too much, me thinks. we’re takin over the world, suckas.

Her wife? Ridiculous! Agree with #27.

@wrong: Actually wrong, you’re wrong.
Marriage was invented for the proper distribution of property – meaning land and other chattel which included the women involved in the marriage. Marriages were for the convenience of the men, not the women. Marriages were arranged to enlarge property holdings – to join two or more families who wanted to enlarge their wealth. Love had little, if anything, to do with these unions. Marriages prevented just any old man from coming along and asserting rights to the property of a man he may claim to call “daddy.”
The early church knew that marriage was a man-made, civil institution and wanted little to do with it.
It wasn’t until 1215 that the church declared marriage a sacrament and set up a system of canon law around it. So don’t be fooled by those who claim God invented marriage – it took centuries for the church to put its claim on it.

congratulations, Wanda Sykes. your twins must be very nice….

“@stars pushing for gay marriage: is this comment a joke? what about single mothers? what about people who use sperm donors to conceive?”

Yes, if single mothers deny their children their biological fathers on purpose, for selfish reasons, then they also condone and encourage men to abandon their children.

hetero couples that use sperm donations from a 3rd party are extremely rare, and they don’t do it as their first and only option for having children. They have tried at least one other option (their own sex), and probably at least one or two others before using external donors. It is not their first and only choice. Yet, they too, condone men that are willing to abandon their children. IMO, men should donate sperm only under extreme circumstances, after much thought about what their actions actually mean, and preferrably with a couple that they know and trust. No one should casually abandon their potential children to people they don’t or will never know.

Congratulations to the happy family. Glad to hear all are well. Wanda killed at the White House Correspondents dinner. I say try Rush for treason.

gay people hate God and people who believe in God so would someone please explain why gay people need a religious ceremony?

Marriage is a legal contract between two people and the STATE, the marriage ceremony is a ceremony between a man and woman and God.

For all the prejudice people leaving nasty comments about gay marriage. NEW FLASH! Gay people are slowly but surely winning the battle. The same way it took a decent amount of time for blacks to be allowed to marry whites, homosexuals will have their day. So SHUT UP.

Congrats to Wanda and Alex!
I hope the babies are happy and healthy and the couple is happy!

It’s unbelievable that people hang on so intensely to the “GOD and marriage” thing. It sounds like mostly “Christian” people that are being such bigots here and I remind you that YOUR prophet, Jesus, preached that his father was LOVE. God is LOVE. Jesus did not preach anything about marriage or about it having to be between a man and woman.

The Catholic church is the institution that brought about all the many rules that you embrace so heartily. This is the same church that ignores that pedophiles hurt children under their roofs and just moves them to another location. This is the same church that is still so chauvinistic, that not only can women not be of the cloth there, but if a priest has anything to do with a woman it means he is cast out. But goodness gracious, be good and get married “in God’s eyes” because surely God cares what the church considers to be marriage or not. Just like I’m sure he was all for hundreds of thousands of people being killed throughout history “in his name.”

#37 – you are disgusting! What a horrible thing to wish on innocent babies. You are obviously mentally ill.

Everyone needs to stop being so goddamn hateful. People should be free to love whomever they choose regardless of sex. Don’t like it? Fine, but stfu about it and keep your hate to yourself. You’re only making yourself look ignorant.


your practically a bumper sticker, God is Love. I suggest you try reading the Bible before you try to tell others what’s in it.

Try the Biblical word: abomination. thats Biblical for GAYS.

@Tanda: Tanda I was thinking the same thing. Everyone deserves to be happy. Go Wanda and Alex…screw all you judgmental people.

Just cause gay Barry’s in the WH doesn’t mean he’s gonna cram this down our throats.

dora goberts @ 05/13/2009 at 10:21 pm

Why are there so many bigots here? IT’S DISGUSTING.

If you don’t want gay marriage, DON’T GET MARRIED.

Why all the fear? You people that leave comments slamming Wanda, her wife and kids need to have your head examined. Did she do anything to you? NO! So get over it.

People against gay marriage are bigots. Period. Have your stupid, narrow-minded heads examined.

All the people claiming that marriage should be between man and woman are sure spewing out a lot of hate given that this concept was taken from the bible; a book that tells us to have compassion and to love your neighbor.

You should be ashamed at how judgmental, cruel and ignorant you are.

Congratulations Wanda! :)

Good work, Calvin, and totally accurate response to the religious quarters that marriage is theirs and theirs alone.

People, before you lay claim to marriage as a purely religious institution, do your damn homework. And by that I mean RESEARCH, not what you heard someone else say one time. Conventional Wisdom is nothing in comparison to careful, methodical research.

The gays, as far as I know, are not storming the church doors demanding that religions grant them a religious service. That’s what’s great about the separation of church and state — it’s there for the protection of both sides. The gays have been given the secular right to a marriage contract and all the benefits that state entails, and good for them. But as far as I know, there’s been NO action by the state to force any church to bless a gay marriage.

A lot of people are confused, because there are denominations in any faith that DO allow gay marriage. I can’t get involved in a uber-conservative sect’s objection to a very liberal sect within the same religion blessing gay marriages, because that sort of interfighting in religion is as old as time. But — it’s a marriage, even if it’s secular. And they’re allowed to have a marriage ceremony.

The twins’ll be fine, or just as fine as any other children born into this society. And the religious… Sigh, I don’t know. Maybe read your holy texts and try to interpret it without help. Because I’m pretty sure Jesus doesn’t care about baning shellfish, and pretty sure he doesn’t want to stone your children, or lots of those other Old Testament stuff.

@Tom: So much hate. Karma’s a b*tch.

Congratulations, Wanda!

It’s sad to see all the racists leaving comments.

God, what’s with all the hate and judgment?
Calvin, Lizbeth and h. – thank you for speaking up!

Leviticus also claims that eating shellfish is an abomination (which at least makes more sense, since it’s killing), that slavery is fine and dandy and that people should be stoned to death for committing adultery. And it technically doesn’t say anything about a woman laying with a woman.

Stop with all the judgment already. God did not assign you to preach hate. Grow up and enter the 21st century.

The twins will be fine. The answer to the “problem” is to STOP the ridicule and discrimination. It reflects a problem with society, not with homosexual/lesbian parents.

Congrats to Wanda and Alex for the new addition to their family!

Congratulations to Wanda and her wife!!! It is always a blessed event when people who want and can afford children become parents…

Congratulations, Wanda !! Ignore these bigots, you’re going to be a great mom. If you’ve followed her career at all, you’ll find that she’s warm and funny, not at all angry.

Wow, the racist homophobes are going crazy. They assume all black women are angry and all gay couples are terrible parents. The truth is that the racist homophobes are angry, crappy parents whose children can’t achieve anything because they’re so afraid of being judged. Shame on you, I pity your children.

Stank dick @ 05/13/2009 at 11:30 pm

Hope her kid’s kidneys fail.

oh. oops.

Homophobia is UNCHRISTIAN. If you hate gays, you hate God.

gay Marriage ok.. children? @ 05/13/2009 at 11:47 pm

I think it’s fine for gay people to marry. But not to have children. Men and Women are meant to re create not, woman and woman.

And i do feel sorry for the children, children are so impressionable, they will grow up in such a different world from other children and children just want to be able to fit in with others…not to mention the torment that they will get in school. I think it’s quiet selfish for same sex couples to have children. If i were gay i wouldn’t even think of it.

I love her.
Great job with the President the other night.
She is amazing.

skatergirl @ 05/14/2009 at 12:25 am

@icopyworkinbiology: And what are those levels? Because it makes you uncomfortable? There’s plenty of “hetero” marriages that are “wrong” and “gross”, yet few

Point-blank, a marriage is a contract between two people defining the parties’ expectations of each other. Generally this has to do with mutual devotion based on love and respect, and for the creation of a family (whether they plan on having children or not).

Opponents of gay marriage are using the definition of “marriage” to cover up their homophobia and bigotry. They’re just too cowardly to admit it.

I thought “God” was against hate?

This is just wrong on so many levels.
Seriously people you know it’s wrong. Stop trying to make something disgusting acceptable.

skatergirl @ 05/14/2009 at 12:34 am

@gay Marriage ok.. children?: There’s a MILLION reasons why children can and do get ridiculed at school. Ugly, fat, awkward, have a weird name… any smart & remotely confident kid won’t let some jerks get the better of him/her based on who or what his/her parents are.

But realistically, Wanda is a celeb, living in Los Angeles, and can afford to send her children to school with other “industry” people’s kids. They’ll be fine.

Uh.......... @ 05/14/2009 at 1:36 am

Would this even be “news” if that dried up piece of nasty hadn’t made a fool of herself the other night?

who gives a ***?

I am sick to DEATH of Hollywood FREAKS making their lives seem like the “norm” they need to put it BACK in the closet and freaking LOCK it

@gay Marriage ok.. children?: Marriage okay, children no? Well at least you got one thing right…marriage is okay. But so is children. Clearly you don’t have sex for pleasure. Not to mention there are thousands of children out there who don’t have a home, and many gay/lesbian couples are the ones who save those children from the orphanages. Also, have you ever thought that maybe some of these people aren’t Christian? Maybe they don’t believe in your God. There is nothing that gay marriage does that affects how you live your life. So shut your mouth and move on. I can guarantee you, you probably know someone who is gay or has had a gay experience or thought and you don’t even know it.

We’re making excuses for something disgusting? We should lock them up? ACCEPT THE REALITY PEOPLE…all you bigots are WRONG. The only thing disgusting here, is your complete and utter lack of respect for people, and your judgmental nature. Don’t worry…you’ll get yours. We should be locking YOU up in the closet b/c our society is definitely NOT benefited from having people like you in it.

And FYI…I’m straight, female AND Christian! God loves all.

P.S. I’ve love to know how many all of the religious people have followed every single commandment on those tablets. Guaranteed that some of you have cheated on their partner (or had sex before marriage), stole something, taken the Lord’s name in vain or committed perjury. Guaranteed.

You people make me sick.

wait wait i’m confused.. almost everyone here commented on how gay marriage is wrong,, so why all this anger towards miss cali????

Dread not @ 05/14/2009 at 8:01 am

Is she still actually getting gigs on TV, movies, and on the comedy circuit? Wanda Sykes is a nasty little troll, who should scurry back under whatever bridge she crawled out from under, right quick. That bridge has been troll-less for quite some time, I think it was on the news. Billy goats are runnin’ buck wild, back and forth, their little cloven hooves clomp-clompin’ as they go. Somebody stop them damn billy goats! Wanda! Back beneath the bridge! And take your same sex wife and two little turkey basted Orcs with you!

#11. I grew up without a Daddy and I did just fine. Having a Daddy doesn’t mean your life is going to be a good life, as some fathers should NEVER have been fathers.

#66. And what bridge do you live under?

CONGRATS to Wanda and her partner!!

Hermagoras @ 05/14/2009 at 8:36 am

Congratulations to the happy couple!

I wish Wanda were actually funny.

“Wanda Sykes: Mom Of Twins!”

No, actually, Wanda Sykes is the mom of no one.
She is legally married to the mother of twines, but is no more biologically related to them than I am. She can call her self a mom, and for now pretend it is true, but this is a title she will have to earn with the children. A hard fact her ilk to comprehend I know, but a fact none the less.

Alex is the mother, Wanda just lives there.


are you saying that heterosexual adoptive parents just live there? or what about the mother of a child from a surrogate? quite often it’s the man’s sperm and the surrogate’s egg… so is she not a mother now?

this biggotry makes me sad and makes me question the decency of people.

Cat Cora took twisted to a new level. Pervs trying to make their twisted lifes appear and sound NORMAL. Even a five yeal old knows its not Normal.

It doesn’t matter that anyone is gay but why be secretive about the person she has supposedly married as it’s the other woman who has given birth to these twins not Wanda Sykes.

Congratulations to Wanda and Alex. Love the babies’ names!

the way I see it is two women who want children together have to go thru alot more than just sex to get them….they actually WANT the children… good for them! In this day when any ***** and ******* can screw and make a baby that isnt loved or cared for, it takes two women to make children that are wanted. crazy.
Im not for gay marriage but it doesnt effect me so whatever…

Judging, isn’t a good value, and if you believe in God, I believe that’s who it is reserved for. That people try and live a good life is all that matters. People who go around wishing ill on other people are the ones in need of help, unfortunately that help has to begin with realizing when to stop YOURSELF from being hateful and putting more ugliness in the world.

There is this epidemic in the U.S. of people running their mouths to get attention, frequently negative, funny that the people being hurtful and mean all seem to have “normal parents”: dysfunctional, co-dependent, and as angry as their spawn. You wouldn’t have time to tear into other people if you were getting up and taking care of your own lives.
A final bit… you throw God and right and wrong around but I don’t think you really understand what love means, or kindness, forgiveness but especially tolerance.

2 Raquel #66. And what bridge do you live under?

Response: I think I was #65, but I’m not petty enough to point out that mistake… whoops. ; ) And please, call me Dread, or DN, just don’t call me late for dinner. It’s actually more of a thru-way underpass, more so than an actual bridge. But it’s cozy, the raccoons make nice neighbors, and there’s a crazy bag lady who lives across the way. She always brings me day old dough nuts from the local Dunkin’ Donuts dumpster from the previous nights shift. There are coffee grounds that get stuck to the frosted ones and glazed ones, but you just pick ‘em off. You should stop by some time. : )

@Wendel: So by your argument, men don’t matter, and adoptive parents don’t matter. Just because she didn’t _give birth_ won’t matter over the course of the children’s lifetime if she’s there and caring for them.

Surprise! Many (most?) gays and lesbians are Christians, too. Check out the Iowa same sex marriage pics on the Des Moines Register site. Note that a number of the marriages are officiated by clergy.

Whoa, I feel bad for the kids. Not because their parents are gays, but Wanda’s voice…yowzers.

@#4 I lulz at the “It is not personal” remark.

I hope her kidneys fail.

Oh, now , gays believe in God, so whats with all the non-stop Christian bashing? Being perverted is not NORMAL, any five year old will tell you. Who gawks at the homosexuals, THE CHILDREN>

@Shay: What year are you living in? Our morality is completely socialized, the only reason a child would gawk at a gay person is if they’re taught to by their parents and or the media.


Where do you live, San Francisco? How many children do you really know?


re-read the post mn. I know yelling “bigot” is a quick and easy way to avoid thinking, but it does not work in the real world.

I said that Wanda is NOT a “mom” biologically. Alex is the only “partner” who can now claim the title. Yea, “heterosexual adoptive” couples have to EARN the title parent. Of course they do, what kind of argument is that? IF they find they cannot handle the child and give it back do they get to keep the parent title indefinitely???

As for surrogate’s, there you have a good question to discuss. WHo exactly IS the parent? One egg, sperm, host . . . there are legal questions, but we DO call her a “surrogate mother.”

But what part in this miracle did Wanda play?

You see, just yelling “Bigot” all the time does not answer the tough questions. It is cheap and easy, but leaves the mess for others to clean up.

catherine @ 05/14/2009 at 4:53 pm


hateful? she’s a comic. what about limpballs? is he hateful too? it interests me that some people get called ‘hateful’ for their remarks and others are given the head of the Repuke party.

@icopyworkinbiology: NO THIS COMMENT IS WRONG

poor kids

man and women should be married together no woman and woman or man and man that is just soooooo wrong
gay married should be illegal

awwww i love wanda. congrats to her and her wife. they’ve wanted this to happen for a while. yay!!!

also for the haters…know that you are not more right/acceptable/normal/favoured than any other person. god created us all so shut the hell up and go suck on sarah palin’s teets.

visitsickwanda @ 05/14/2009 at 11:14 pm

can some body find out where she lives and post it online so some of us that live nearby can go speak to her as a group and reason with her or whatever before she wastes her life and goes to hell but remember just talking no violence and no large groups more than say 35 people ill try and find it and post it its a good thing the normal people outnumber people like her by 1000 to 1 according to the latest stats

@Shay: I live in NYC, and gay people are not gawked at here. Sorry honey.

@visitsickwanda: You can’t be serious! Get a life.

Shes so talented!
joy and happiness to the happy couple and babies!

@icopyworkinbiology: Shut it! U r what’s wrong with this world.

So many haters, I feel embarrassed about belonging to the human race. Disgusting. Mind ur own business people, who the hell r u to judge, I bet u do stuff far more twisted than getting married to someone of your same sex. Morons.

@visitsickwanda: Oh my god! R u 4 real! Mind ur own business. I bet there are many skeletons in ur closet; so u take care of that and let Wanda handle her business. Who the f*** do u thik u are? The next coming of jesus, preaching to people what u think it is right and the truth? F*** YOU, u r the sick one.

I wanna see a picture of Wanda -ykes “wife”

gay people hate God?
….. people who believe in God hate Him
if you dont follow the Ten Commandments, technically you are against God.
READ the Bible.. before preaching!

gay people hate God?
….. people who believe in God hate Him
if you dont follow the Ten Commandments, technically you are against God.
READ the Bible.. before preaching!

Man, you people are hilarious. (And I’m fascinated by the repeated attacks on kidneys, of all things? What did kidneys do to you, or is this just a kinder, gentler, less bannable version of “they should be shot”?)

Wendel, you might be right that Wanda is not the biological parent of either twin; of course, you also might be dead wrong. The embryo might be Alex’s, it might be Wanda’s, or it might be a donor’s. They’ve not opened up their marriage to your investigation, and so none of us have any idea.

That said, Alex and Wanda were married in California almost a year ago, when it was legal (it does not get retroactively squashed by Prop 9). That means that their situation is exactly the same as other, heterosexual couples who use donor eggs or sperm, or who take on discarded embryos. I don’t know how that works, maybe there’s an adoption contract or maybe at the birth, the married couple are written down as “birth parents” given all donors have signed away rights. But it’ll be the exact same for Alex and Wanda as it is for Janine and Ralph down the street.

Otherwise, there’s always the adoption angle. Plenty of parents have either adopted their wife’s existing bio kids (Seal and Klum, I think) or adopted their partner’s kids outside of marriage (Jolie-Pitt). Where legal, gays have been doing this for years; instead of marriage, they were adopting kids together. Their goal in doing this was always to protect their children legally, if the unthinkable were to happen to one parent.

Lastly — I am utterly mystified by posters who look at this married couple and their children and shriek about the lack of a father. Are you aware that MANY children are abandoned by their fathers? Many abandoned by their mothers, too. Some single parents make up the balance with friends and relatives, or club together with other single parents for support networks. As far as I know, we do not remove children from household just because their father’s left or their mother’s lost custody, nor do we forcibly remove unplanned children of single women.

Ideally, children should have at least two adults in their lives who are devotedly, protectively in love with them. That’s just good sense, as it spreads out the risk — if one parent dies or skips town, there’s still one parent at hand. These kids have two parents who have committed to each other enough to marry, and are dedicated enough to choose (and when you have to go through the hoops most lesbians do for kids, it’s a hard-fought choice) to start a family.

I’m damn sorry for anyone with such poverty of soul that they can look at a situation like that and find it evil.

This is 2009 and people are honestly still saying that gay marriage is “wrong”. hahaha. GROW UP.

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