Congratulations are in order for “The View” co-host Abby Huntsman, who welcomed twins on June 5. Hustman and her husband, Jeffrey Livingston, were already parents to 18-month-old daughter Isabel Grace. Now, they’ve added another daughter, Ruby Kate, as well as a son, William Jeffrey, to the family. The twins were born 20 minutes apart.
As a second-time mom, Huntsman suspected right away that something was different about this pregnancy compared to her first, but she was still shocked to learn she was expecting twins.
“I knew something was different this time,” Huntsman told People back in January 2018. “I was actually worried that something was wrong with this pregnancy because I felt sick immediately. I was sick with Isabel, but not until about eight weeks, so I was worried something might have been wrong.”
When the twins arrived, Huntsman took to Instagram to share the good news.
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your â¤ï¸,” she wrote. “Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey came into this world last night bright-eyed and beautiful. Couldn’t be more in love and thankful for a smooth delivery. The human body is truly an amazing thing. So are the amazing doctors and nurses who make it all possible.”
She posted a photo of the People magazine headline announcing the twins’ birth along with a photo of her husband proudly holding both of the newborns:
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“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your â¤ï¸” Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey came into this world last night bright eyed and beautiful. Couldn’t be more in love and thankful for a smooth delivery. The human body is truly an amazing thing. So are the amazing doctors and and nurses who make it all possible.
Beginning in May, Huntsman began her maternity leave from “The View” and has been on bed rest. She checked in with executive producers Candi Carter and Brian Teta on the show’s “The Review” podcast, in which she expressed her conflicted feelings about being away from work.
“The show was a lot and you want to put your best out there, but I think it was better for everybody to just take a seat for a few weeks and just wait until they come.”
Congratulations to the whole family!