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Mariah Carey expecting twins: 1 boy, 1 girl

WENN, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 2:07pm (PST)

Mariah Carey will follow pop peer Jennifer Lopez's lead when she gives birth for the first time later this year, since she's expecting a boy and a girl.

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Lopez gave birth to her babies Max and Emme two years ago and now Carey has told Life & Style she is expecting mixed-sex twins.

The pop superstar tells the publication, "Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender-neutral because I didn't want to impose an identity on them too soon."

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"There were fan contests on Twitter about what gender they are and rumors about them being two boys or two girls -- but nobody guessed this!"

Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, revealed the couple were expecting twins in December.

The babies are due in April.

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