Roberts has chosen New York City as the birthplace for her twins because, her friend says, "she feels like it's her hometown." While she shows no signs of giving up work – coincidentally, her character in Ocean's Twelve is pregnant, and Roberts was fitted for a fake pregnancy belly in January – but life at home is her priority. As she said in March, "I just want to be a good wife, a good family member, a good friend." And now, a good mom – a task Brokaw has no doubt she will master. "She is simply one of the smartest, funniest, most real people I've ever met," he says. "She's centered and wise and thoughtful. She understands what's important." In other words, says her pal Jerry Weintraub, "she'll make a wonderful mother."
By Karen S. Schneider. Julie Jordan in Los Angeles, Natasha Stoynoff in Manhattan and Peter Mikelbank in Paris