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Celine Dion, Matt Damon welcome new babies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Celine Dion and actor Matt Damon both welcomed new additions to their families, representatives for the two entertainers said on Saturday.

Canadian singer Celine Dion ( R) poses with husband Rene Angelil after she was awarded with France's Legion d'Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris May 22, 2008. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Grammy-winner Dion, 42, gave birth to twin boys on Saturday by Caesarean section shortly after 11 a.m. at a Florida hospital, while in New York, “Hereafter” star Damon welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Luciana, earlier this week, his spokeswoman told Reuters.

Dion, the Canadian-born singer and husband Rene Angelil also have a 9-year-old son.

“Celine, Rene and their son Rene-Charles are thrilled,” Dion’s representative told People magazine. The twins were born healthy but premature and will spend a few days in an incubator. The singer was “resting,” the magazine said.

Dion, best known for hits such as “My Heart Will Go On,” was hospitalized earlier this month on the recommendation of her doctors to prevent the early delivery of her babies.

One of the top-earning singers in the world, she is due to return to Las Vegas in March 2011 for a three-year concert residency at Caesar’s Palace.

Damon, 40, and Luciana, 35, added daughter Stella Zavala Damon to their family on Wednesday.

“Everyone is great,” his spokeswoman said.

The couple have two other daughters together -- Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2 -- and are raising Luciana’s daughter Alexa from a previous marriage.

Damon won an Oscar for writing “Good Will Hunting” and was nominated for his acting in that 1997 movie, as well as in 2009’s “Invictus.” He is also the star of the “Bourne” franchise of action thrillers.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Peter Cooney