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Irish Twins: Kim Zolciak, Tori Spelling, Jessica Simpson and MORE

Kim Zolciak is expecting a twin, an Irish twin that is. She is reportedly pregnant with her fifth child just nine months after giving birth to her son Kash. What is an Irish Twin? About.com gives a history of the term saying:

“The phrase originated as a derogatory term associated with Irish immigration to the United States and England in the 1800′s. The implication was that large groups of close-in-age siblings were the result of uneducated, poor Irish Catholic families’ lack of birth control as well as self-control.

In modern use, the term is not intended as an insult, but rather a description of siblings born close together. Irish twins are not actually twins and they are not the same as having twins, which are defined as two siblings born from the same gestation.”

And Kim Zolciak is not the only celebrity who has had kids so close together, check out these other busy ladies right here:

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    Tori Spelling (C) and children (L-R) Stella Doreen McDermott, Finn Davey McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott and Liam Aaron McDermott attend 'The Helping Hand of Los Angeles'' annual Mother's Day luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles

    Tori Spelling's fourth pregnancy was a total shock to the busy mom. She said of the surprise:

    "It was the second biggest shock of my life. The first was when they said [5-month-old] Hattie was a girl when she was born, because we thought she was going to be a boy. And the second was that I was pregnant after my newborn had just turned one month old. We were shocked."

    "I can dispel the old wives' tale that you can't get pregnant while you're breastfeeding,"

  • Britney Spears 2 of 5
    Britney Spears has fun on the water with boyfriend Jason Trawick and her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James

    Britney had her sons almost exactly one year apart.  Sean Preston Federline was born in September of 2005 and son Jayden James Federline in September of 2006. 

  • Jessica Simpson 3 of 5
    Pregnant Jessica Simpson makes her way through LAX with fiance Eric Johnson and their baby daughter Maxwell in Los Angeles

    Jessica Simpson said to Ellen DeGeneres that she and her fiancee Eric were "definitely extremely shocked," that they were going to have a second baby so soon. On how she became pregnant again she said,  "I don't know, apparently protection was just thrown out the window."

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    Kerri Walsh attends Cartoon Network's 3rd annual Hall of Game Awards in Los Angeles

    Kerri Walsh had her Irish Twins on purpose! She wrote: 

    "A lot of people ask me why we decided to have our kids so close together and it always brings a smile to my face. Joey and Sundance are three days shy of a year apart — "Irish twins" — and that'sEXACTLY how we wanted it!

    Some people assume it was an "accident." Some think we've gypped Joey out of being the one and only far too soon. Some believe we're simply crazy while others think it's a beautiful thing."

  • Kim Zolciak 5 of 5
    "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Kim Zolciak shows off her baby bump in a tight fitting dress and towering platform heels on her way into the "WWilliams Sams Show" in New York

    Yup, Real Housewives of Atlanta and Don't Be Tardy for the Party star Kim Zolciak (according to In Touch Weekly is pregnant with her fifth child.  She had her last baby, Kash Kade, just NINE months ago. and her son Kroy Jr. was born 15 months ago. Yup, she's spending all her time being pregnant these days. 

     

Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News.

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