NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is a father – again.
Cromartie’s wife Terricka gave birth to twins on Sunday — Jynx Revell-Antonio Cromartie and J’adore Nayvi Cromartie. They are children number 11 and 12 for Cromartie.
Antonio and Terricka Cromartie have two other kids, while the former Pro Bowler has eight children from previous relationships.
“It was the most amazing, yet rewarding gift to give birth on Mother’s Day. This is a storybook fairytale for Antonio and I,” Terricka Cromartie told Us Weekly.
She added that she was reluctant at first to share the news that she gave birth to twins.
“To be honest, I’ve gone back-and-forth about if I wanted to share the news or not. All my children are blessings and all of Antonio’s children are blessings, for that matter,” she told Us Weekly. “It was made to seem that my children weren’t a blessing because they were categorized by a number, and for that reason and that reason alone, I hid both of my pregnancies with my husband, just so I could enjoy them with those who were really happy for me.”
Antonio Cromartie took to Twitter on Monday to take issue with those who criticized him for the number of kids he has.
In a classic scene from HBO’s “Hard Knocks” when the series covered the Jets in 2010, Cromartie named all of his kids at the time.