Samantha Brown Expecting Twins

Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet: motherhood! Samantha, who’s been our girl-meets-world host for the last 12 years on Great Weekends, Passport to Europe, Samantha Brown’s Asia and more, announced to her fans yesterday via Facebook that she and her husband, Kevin O’Leary are expecting … twins! “We have waited such awhile for the love of a child, but our path faced strong headwind. Our troubles have past and now, at long last … Our joy doubled, we’re expecting twins!!!!”

We asked our globe-trotting gal, who’s traveled to dozens of countries, hundreds of cities and countless hotels around the world, how life on the road will change with the new additions, “One things for sure, these 2 will be the most well-traveled babies. We already have on schedule in May a 9-day trip planned thru Germany. So one of the first things on our to-do list after they are born are baby passports!”

Due in January, Samantha’s bringing her fans along for the ride, asking for baby name suggestions on her website. “The more creative and worldly the better.” We like Savannah (for the girl) and Rome (for the boy). Both places, we know Sam’s visited. Sam fans: what are your baby name picks?

Congratulations to Sam and family!

46 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Congrats to her!! I watched her travel all over the world from the cozy comfort of my home when my boy/girl twins were newborns. They are now 7. That is amazing and warms my heart. "Our troubles have past and now, at long last…Our joy doubled…" I know that feeling.

  2. rosa says:

    I am so happy for you Samatha. I have watched you in all your travels have loved them all cept the weekends ones , but the rest were so very beautiful, I loved when you went to your home town also , it made me feel like we knew you haha anyways be praying for you and your husband and babies love you sam!!!

  3. Maggie says:

    Congrats Samantha & Kevin… I have waited to hear some baby news… Miss seeing you every morning…

  4. M Young says:

    Congratulations to my favorite Travel Channel Host…!!! We viewers miss you, but all the best to you and your new family !!!

  5. BeachTwins says:

    Yay!!!! I'd make the 9 day trip "tentative". My twins are 15mo, and we traveled heavily before they came along. Debated the name Rome as well, but went with Sicily for our girl and a conventional name for our boy. It WILL BE the greatest adventure of your life!!!!! Get with a twin group NOW!!!

  6. Danna says:

    CONGRATULATIONS SAM (& hubby, too)!!

  7. Karen Eshe says:

    Congratulations to all! I LOVE the name Savannah for the daughter! Roman for the son would be cute too.

  8. Paula Brown says:

    Congratulations Sam & Kevin!!!!

  9. MaryAnn says:

    Congratulations Samantha! I've been praying for you ever since you mentioned wanting a child. Now that wish is being fulfilled x2!!! How awesome is that!!! I think you will be a great MOM. Just a suggestion, check out the blog for the "Traveling Canucks". They had a baby last year and Baby B (Brandon) is already a veteran traveler. The Wears can give you great suggestions for traveling with babies. Again I am so happy for you!! I've been following your adventures for a long time, which is why I am living in Mexico! And I am planning lots of future travel.

  10. Eric Chenault says:

    Double the children and triple the blessing! You have a wonderful world to show them!

  11. Jane says:

    WOW Congratulation, You have brought countless hours of pleasure trips to so many now its your time to enjoy the pleasure of parent hood , God Bless.

  12. Breanna says:

    OMG OMG OMG! I have been a mega fan of Samantha's since she started. I would always wanted to come home after school just to see her … even if they were re-runs! Congratulations Samantha. Now here is my 2 cents on the baby names :
    For a boy Alexander, Thomas, or Jason.
    For a girl Savannah, Lilly, or Tina.

    I am so exited for you. I hope you have the most wonderful time being a mother.
    Much love for you always, Breanna <3

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  14. Marie says:

    So happy for you both. congrats and love. Here are my baby names, just because i love them. For a boy Michael and your little girl Marissa.

  15. Sandy says:

    i have always loved your shows and really miss them. Going on a trip with you is my only way of traveling and you make it so much fun and down to earth.
    Congrats on expecting twins. We have twin girls and they are wonderful

  16. Joe says:

    God bless Sam and her husband Kevin. May they have two beautiful children. Wouldn't it be nice to have fraternal twins, one boy and one girl. I have always loved all of Samantha Brown's shows on Travel Channel. She is one of the most recognizable hosts of all of the Travel Channel shows. Travel Channel is an incredible television channel. I never thought it would work when they first announced it many years ago. I was wrong, it wound up being one of all time favorite television channels. I probably watch travel channel about 30% or more of my tv watching.

  17. lorraine norton says:

    congratualtions samantha and husband. … You will make a wonderful Mother.
    Lorraine .x

  18. Amy says:

    Congratulations Sam & Kevin!!!!! Me and my husband always love watching your shows, you have a dynamite personality!! We will be looking forward to more new shows in the future, maybe with your hubby and twins in tow.
    By the way, I love the names you have picked out:)

  19. Katie says:

    That's ironic… I was literally watching Great Weekends New Orleans where the hand reader said she'd have twins!

  20. MENCHIE T.G. says:

    Congratulations!!! here are my baby names. CARMENCITA FRANCESCA for the girl and FREDERICK NICHOLAS for the boy.

  21. Leda says:

    So happy for you and Kevin! I LOVE watching the travel channel, especially when you are on. Love your energy and humor and information about your travel destinations,its the best!
    I enjoy the segments on Germany the most. Secondly, anywhere else in Europe.

  22. Leda says:

    boys names, Grant or Jack !
    Girls names, Leda :) , or, Anna

  23. Browsing the Atlas says:

    How exciting! Congratulations. Traveling with children will be a whole new angle for you, and I can't wait to hear all about it, Sam. You've inspired me to travel more and I often follow in your footsteps when I travel to a destination you'e covered.

    How about Kennedy for a girl and Austin for a boy?

  24. Margaret Smith says:

    Happy news for my favorite travel guide. You two are truly blessed and I love the name London for either a girl or boy and Henley. Ireland O'Leary has a nice ring to it too. Blessings to you all.

  25. YOUR #1 FAN!!! says:

    '''…HOTCHACHA…well, ther goes more bikinis fer' my favorite 'gal..woe is we!..Really though..couldn't be happier for you..but knowing'll return to (bikini) form..more so as a gorgeous soccer that's just who you are, Sam! TIFFANY for your daughter..and TIMOTHY for your son..being of your genetic code..they'll be MENSA members..and actors..and singers..and YOU!! All the best..hope to see y'all in '13(if the aztec calendar doesn't 'git and kisses to you Sam..from your #1!!!..XOXOXXXOXXXOXOXOXO..;)

  26. Norma Mears says:

    Congratulations, Samantha and Kevin! I have always loved your show, Sam, and have one of your carry-on bags. As to names for your babies, I think you should each name one child. Using names from your families is a great way to carry on a tradition and make each child feel a part of a legacy. It's good to have a name that will bode well throughout their lives. Savor your last months as a twosome…soon…a foursome!

  27. Shirley says:

    Congratulations. I have enjoyed your enthusiasm and sense of adventure since you sat on a kitchen counter in a vacation home that you were telling us about. I would like to suggest Peter Paul and Mary Ann as names for your babies. God Bless.

  28. Nancy Moylan says:

    Congratulations to you both on the wonderful news. I know the perfect temporary replacement for you while you are on maternity leave. Yes it is I… I am from the NE too. I covet your job. If you could put in a good word. :) Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

  29. Robert says:

    The most attractive and talented woman on TV deserves to always get what she wants. I miss her.
    Your biggest fan.

  30. laura says:

    So happy for you sam I just love watching and listening to you

  31. Gondy says:

    Congratulations Samantha and Kevin!! I have always loved your travel shows and have missed seeing you. I look forward to your future shows. My two cents for names are:
    girls: Siena, Marisa (Italian spelling), Valentina, Romina, Angelica, Martina, Alessia, Sofia, Daniella
    boys: Matteo, Luca, Alexander, GianCarlo, Gabriel, Leonardo

  32. Gondy says:

    Congratulations Samantha and Kevin!! I have always loved your travel shows and have missed seeing you. I look forward to your future shows. My two cents for names are:

  33. Dan says:

    Kevin you know you are the luckiest man on the face of the earth. Sorry Lou Gehrig. Congratulations Sam. Heaven would have to be walkinmg thru life wit you.

  34. great news Samantha.. wish you a great birth

  35. jim of indep mo says:

    I love you I miss you i wish you all the happiness you will be a great mother god bless!

  36. Norma A. Padron says:

    I'm very happy for both of you, my family and I miss you too. Congratulations to both.

  37. jfh55 says:

    congrats !!! I know YOUr babys will be the joy of your life. I have never traveled much, never wanted to always was working .When I had cancer a few years ago , I watched your show. Not ony did it help thru the chemo it opened my eyes and gave me hope and another reason to beat cancer. I entered your choice on the "Dream Vacation". Just as much for my wife as me. What Im Trying to say is Congrats and Thank you. You helped me more than you will ever know !!!!

  38. linda says:

    congradulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….i've missed you on travel channel and now i know why!…..i like the names you've picked, esp rome for a boy….another suggestion for the girl= sydney…all the best….play cd stories in a foreign language you'd like the babies to learn…everytime you put them down for a nap or night sleep…also in da car…..they will learn even if you don't know the language!…..hope i get picked for the 'trip of a lifetime' i will take my son, my daughter & her husband!

  39. pazzotravelers says:

    Happy Baby To You!!

  40. Jeanne Foster says:

    So happy for you two! Your future kids' friends are gonna be so jealous b/c they'll have the Fun Mom! Congrats!

  41. Anke Edinger (Mrs) says:

    Hi Sam,
    Remember when you saw a psychic on one of your trips and she looked at your hands and said that you will have twins someday, and you said "twins'" and smiled. It was so cute and she was right. Many good wishes. I miss your shows, please come back soon. I am from Berlin Germany, have fun over there in May with your family. Sorry you didn't like Berlin too much, you have to go to the ourskirts, lots of water and green space. 33% of the city is green. See you soon. Anke Edinger

  42. Elizabeth Duff says:

    What a wonderful surprise!! Congratulations to both of you on the up-coming birth of your twins! Twice the joy at once!

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  44. Milton says:

    Wow, great news, congrats to you both, we've missed your shows, but now understand. Look forward to seeing you traveling to new exciting places in the future.
    Milton Nd Cindi

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  46. Lori says:

    Wish You back Samantha. You were my favorite Host on the Travel Channel!! Congrats on Your Children. We know they come first!

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