02/05/2008 AT 06:00 PM EST
The rumors are true, confirmed by no less a source than her father: Jennifer Lopez
is expecting twins.
And it isn't even a Lopez family first.
"Yes, twins," her dad David Lopez said in an interview on the Spanish-language show Escándalo TV
, PEOPLE en Español
reports. "The thing is in my family, my sister also had twins, so it's a hereditary thing."
For David Lopez, the news means double the excitement.
"I'm very proud. Jennifer has yearned to be a mother for many years," he said.
And he already has gifts ready for his 38-year-old daughter's babies.
"In Puerto Rico it's custom to buy an azabache [black stone] bracelet for babies to protect them from the evil eye, it's part of our culture," he said.
As she became noticeably pregnant, J-Lo finally announced
last November that she and Marc Anthony were expecting.