Retired women’s soccer star Hope Solo announces birth of twins

Retired women’s soccer star Hope Solo announces birth of twins
Hope Solo said her twins -- a boy and a girl -- were born March 4. (Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Hope Solo, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, announced the birth of twins Thursday on social media.

Solo and her husband, Jerramy Stevens, had a boy and a girl, E! Online reported. The twins were named Vittorio Genghis Stevens and Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens, and were born March 4 -- according to images posted on social media.

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“What have we been doing during our time in quarantine? Well, as you can see, we’ve been incredibly busy,” Solo said in a video posted to the Instagram account of LeBron James’ Uninterrupted athletic brand.

Solo also posted photos of the infants on her personal Instagram account. The infants were in intensive care after their births, but have now come home, E! Online reported.

Solo announced her pregnancy in December. She had miscarried twins in 2018, the website reported.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist, in her social media post, thanked medical personnel from their help, as the infants were born “in the middle of a pandemic.”

“We would like to thank all of the incredible nurses and the doctors who helped take care of our babies during our time in the NICU and we’d also like to thank all the health care workers who’ve been on the frontlines fighting this pandemic, day in and day out,” Solo wrote.