What Happened To Dennis Quaid’s Twins: A Story of How They Almost Died

In most parts of the world including the United States, more lives are lost each year to medical error than to cancer, HIV/AIDS, and accident combined. The fear is that almost everyone may end up being affected by this directly or otherwise. In 2007, Dennis Quaid’s twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace almost ended being part of the statistics when they overdosed with Harpin that almost left them dead. Over a decade down, both kids are now doing very good.

What Happened To Dennis Quaid’s Twins?

On November 8, 2007, Dennis Quaid and his then-wife Kimberly Buffington had their kids, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace who were born through surrogacy

The bundles of joy were in perfect health, with Zoe weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces while her brother weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. However, only a few days later, the babies turned up with staph infections and so the actor who was at the time 53 and his wife were asked to take the 10 days old infants to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

There, the infants received antibiotics and seemed to be doing well by the next day, prompting Quaid and Buffington to go home and get some rest. Before retiring for the night, he put a call through to the hospital to check on his kids and was told by a nurse that they were doing just fine.

Contrary to that, his twins were not fine and were, in fact, in grave danger. They were mistakenly given a dose of the heparin which was more than the recommended dose for them by 1,000 times.

After realizing the error in giving the kids too much of the blood thinner, the hospital staff worked against the clock to reverse its effect on them. While the crisis was on, The Parent Trap actor and his wife were kept in the dark until the next morning when they turned up at the facility only to be welcomed with the news that instead of 10 Units of the medication, the infants were shot 10,000 units. What this did was to turn their blood to a complete watery form.

How They Almost Died

Dennis Quaid's Twins
Dennis Quaid, Kimberly Buffington, and their twins Thomas and Zoe (Image Source)

As Quaid and Kimberly were told by the hospital’s risk management, the error left the infants at the risk of uncontrollable bleeding as their blood became to thin to clot. But that antidote had already been given to the premature infants who were in incubators.

The Quaids revealed that they felt very betrayed by the facility for not notifying them on time so that even if it meant their kids were dying they could at least come around to say goodbye. More so, they grew angrier knowing that the hospital did not handle medication properly which could have cost the twins their lives.

To worsen the whole issue, the error concerning Dennis Quaid’s twins was leaked to the media and published by TMZ.com a couple of days after the overdose. Before it was reported by the celebrity gossip website, Quaid and his wife had decided against telling their family and friends so as not to have them worried.

After 11 days in the intensive care unit, Dennis Quaid’s twins got back to their perfect health and as they continue to grow, the effect of the overdose has not caused any problem for them.

To ensure that the error does not happen again, he dragged Baxter Healthcare, the manufacturer of the drug to court on the grounds that the packaging was not properly done to prevent things like that. The Quaids asked to be paid $50,000 by manufacturers in damages. The couple claimed that Baxter should have recalled the drug after its negligent packaging had already cost three children their lives.

On its part, the medical center received a $250,000 from the California Department of Public Health which also fined 11 other hospitals for various violations that could expose patients to serious danger and even death.

Following the incident, Quaid testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requesting that it does not preempt the right to sue manufacturers of drugs in cases of negligence under state law.

More so, he became an advocate of patient-safety which has seen him into producing documentaries on the preventable mistakes made by medics; Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm (2010) and Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board (2010). He also co-authored a medical journal encouraging patients to tell their stories towards bringing about change in healthcare.

5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Emma Watson

Emma Watson

In 2001, the first installment of the Harry Porter fantasy film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released. The movie became the highest grossing movie of the year, but more than that, it introduced us to some young actors including Emma Watson who played Hermione Granger. Many years down the line, Watson has become a sensational actress, model, and activist who has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows including Beauty and the Beast and the hit animation The Tale of Despereaux.

Facts You Need To Know About Emma Watson

1. Biography

April 15, 1990, was the day the actress was born as Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson in Paris France to parents who were both British. Of Turkish and British descent, she was raised in France by her parents Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers.

By the time she was five, her parents got divorced in 1995, after which she moved with her mother and younger brother Alex Watson to a county in South East England, Oxfordshire where she grew up.

For her education, Watson went to Dragon School in Oxford from where she graduated in 2003. Much later, she went to Headington School in Oxfordshire, and after obtaining her A levels, she proceeded to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in 2014. She also attended Worcester College, Oxford.

2. Professional Career

Since the age of 3, Watson had always wanted becoming an actress. When she was 9 in 1999, she got the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which was adapted from J. K. Rowling’s fantasy novel, Harry Potter after she blew away casting agents with her talent and confidence. She continued playing the role in subsequent films in the series.

In 2008, she did voice acting for The Tale of Despereaux, and then she got other roles including The Bling Ring (213), Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Circle (2017), and Little Women (2019). She has also had TV roles in Ballet Shoes (2007) and The Vicar of Dibley (2015).

Her career as an actress has seen her win a number of awards such as the Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Britannia Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.

3. Dating and Boyfriend

Emma Watson
Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet (Image Source)

Emma Watson has dated a number of men in the past. When she was still a teenager, she dated rugby player Tom Ducker from 2006 to 2007 when they drifted apart. Her next relationship in 2007 was with Angus Willoughby who was a drama student. The romance did not last long before fizzling off.

She was briefly linked to Francis Boulle in 2008, but nothing serious came from the relationship. The next man that entered her life was British financier, Jay Barrymore from 2008 to 2009. With 7 years between them, the relationship came to an end as a result of distance as she was still studying in Rhode Island. Watson went on to date Rafael Cebrián in 2009, George Craig in 2010, and then Johnny Simmons and Will Adamowicz in 2011.

As a student at Oxford University, she dated Matthew Janney who was also a student in the university as well as a rugby player in 2014, but they only remained together as a couple for 10 months. In 2015, Emma dated fellow Harry Potter actor, Roberto Aguire for a while before dating Silicon Valley manager William “Mack” Knight whom she remained with for the next two years. She has recently been linked to Chord Overstreet whom she began dating in 2018.

4. Net Worth

Although she has not acted in hundreds of movies, she has stamped her place with highly successful ones. In 2009 when she was only 19, Watson was named the highest grossing actress of the decade since the start of the 2000s. She was named after her works grossed a massive $5.4 billion in the box office receipts globally. This was mainly because of her role in the Harry Potter films as well as the 2008 animation The Tale of the Despereaux for which she lent her voice as Princess Pea.

At the time, Orlando Bloom was named the highest grossing actor who thanks to Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings, had a commanding $6.5 billion in ticket sales.

With that said, it is not surprising that Emma Watson has a net worth that is estimated at $80 million. Most of her fortune is from her career as an actress, with Harry Porter netting in $60 million for the actress. In 2017, she was named by Forbes magazine as the 6th world’s highest paid actress after she made $14 million from movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Circle.

5. Height and Weight

Even as she is a very beautiful woman, she is not the tallest one would meet, having a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a body weight of 53 Kg.

David Beckham Net Worth, Tattoos, Kids, Wife – Victoria and Family Facts

David Beckham

For many, the simple way to describe David Beckham is a perfect gentleman who rose from the lowliest of places to a height many can only dream. He is a retired football player who played for major clubs around the world including Manchester United and the French giant club Paris Saint-Germain as well as the England national team. He is also the co-owner of Salford City football club which plays in the English National League and the president of Inter Miami CF.

David Beckham Biography

Becks, as he is mostly known by fans around the world, was born David Robert Joseph Beckham in Leytonstone, London on 2 May 1975. He was raised by a father (David Edward Alan Beckham) who was a kitchen fitter and a mother (Sandra Georgina) who was a hairdresser.

David began playing football at a very early age and when he was asked by teachers at  Chase Lane Primary School what he wanted becoming when he grew up, he would always say a footballer even when they asked him to name a regular job. Beckham later attended  Chingford County High School.

With parents that were fanatical supporters of Manchester United, David automatically came to love the club. He attended one of the football schools of former English legendary midfielder, Bobby Charlton and was later coached by his father at a local youth team, Ridgeway Rovers. He was also coached by Stuart Underwood and Steve Kirby.

Beckham had his youth playing career at Ridgeway Rovers from 1985 to 1987 and then he moved to Tottenham Hotspur. He also played for Brimsdown Rovers and then from 1991 to 1992, he played for United’s youth team.

He began his senior career playing for the Red Devils in 1992. 11 years, 265 appearances, and 62 goals later, he moved to Real Madrid where he registered 13 goals in his 4 years and 116 appearances. From there, he moved to the MLS where he played for LA Galaxy until 2012. While there, he was loaned to AC Millan. In 2013, he moved to France where he played for Paris Saint-Germain and retired after only 10 games.

Regarded as one of the greatest midfielders the world of football has ever seen, he played in four of the five major European leagues and for some of the biggest teams in the world. More so, he has won the Champions League with Manchester United and also 6 Premier League titles. With Madrid, he won a La Liga title, while he also won 2 MLS cups with LA Galaxy and a Ligue 1 with PSG. He also has many individual awards to his name.

In the English colors, David Beckham played for the England Under-18 team and the Under-21 team. In 1996, he was invited to play for the Three Lions, with which he remained until 2009 when he retired. During his spell with the senior national team, Becks appeared in 115 games and scored 17 goals.

Kids, Wife – Victoria and Family Facts

David Beckham
David, Victoria Beckham, and their kids (Image Source)

Before meeting Victoria Adams, Beckham first saw the former Spice Girl on TV and he told former teammate and friend Gary Neville that she was the woman he was going to marry. In 1997, they met at a charity event and soon afterward, the two began dating.

In July 1999, David Beckham got married to Victoria Beckham in Ireland with Gary Neville as the best man. Before tying the knot, Becks and Posh Spice had their first child together, Brooklyn Beckham who was born on 4 March 1999. The infant was the ring bearer.

In the years that followed, Victoria and David did not only welcome more kids, they have also grown to be one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world. Apart from Brooklyn, they have other kids; Romeo James who was 2001, Cruz David (born in 2005), and Harper Seven who was born in 2011.

Here are some quick family facts:

  • Both David and Victoria are officers of the  Order of the British Empire.
  • David Beckham has a younger sister, Joanne Louise and an older sister, Lynne Georgina.
  • The highly organized former footballer has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • There have been many claims in the past that David and his wife might be heading for a divorce but as it has always turned out, they have always remained a strong couple.

David Beckham Net Worth

Beyond just a former footballer, Beckham has stakes in some football clubs. More so, he has had a number of endorsement deals as well as other investments which have all ensured that he is well off in the financial sense. David Beckham has a net worth that is estimated at well over $450 million.

Thanks to the family businesses, David and Victoria have now joined the league of billionaires as their combined net worth as of 2019 has seen the other side of a billion dollars.

While their Footwork Productions recorded a $273 million turnover in 2019, their Beckham Brand Holdings recorded $342 million, and $118 million is what DB Ventures Ltd. turned in. More so, the fashion empire of Mrs. Beckham has a $131 million net worth.


Like many other celebrities, David Beckham loves the body arts of tattoos which he has in different parts of his body. The former English skipper has a neck tattoo of a cross with wings which is drawn above the name of his second son, Romeo.

He also has “Harper”, the name of his daughter, tattooed on his neck. He later added “Pretty Lady” to it. The former Manchester United man also has tattoos of his other children and wife on his body as well as words such as ‘Let them hate as long as they fear’, ‘In the face of adversity’, and ‘Pray for me’.

Eva Mendes’s Relationship With Ryan Gosling: All You Must Know

Eva Mendes's Relationship With Ryan Gosling

There are not too many celebrity couples that attract a lot of interest of the media and fans like Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling because of how super-private the couple has been all through the years. In fact, there are times that one can forget in all genuineness that the two have been together for close to a decade and they have children.

Eva Mendes’s relationship with Ryan Gosling has been said to have survived the years while still going stronger with time because of how much the two have tried to put themselves as the emphasis of the relationship instead of trying to show off for the media. While many other celebs flaunt themselves before the lenses of paparazzi, Mendes and Gosling are all private except when it has to do with their career.

Eva Mendes’s Relationship With Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes's Relationship With Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, and their daughter (Image Source)

It was in 2011 that Ryan and Mendes first met while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. The two were first spotted working late into the night in September and then they were seen again at Disneyland having a romantic date. Unlike the elusive pair that we have come to know them as, they were very open with each other, displaying their love with hand-holding and hugs.

In 2012 when Ryan’s mom, Donna graduated from Brock University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Ryan brought Eva to Toronto to celebrate the day with his mother. That was the first time that Eva was seen with any family member of the actor.

By 2013, no one was in doubt that Eva Mendes’s relationship with Ryan Gosling was something already on a serious lane. However, in 2014, there were rumors that the two had parted ways when they were not seen together for a few months. The rumor was soon laid to rest after the actor was seen at Eva’s house.

It didn’t take too long after this that it came out in July that the two were expecting their first child together.  By then, the pregnancy had already advanced and so in September, Eva gave birth to their daughter, Esmeralda Amada. In April 2016, Amada Lee Gosling, their second daughter was born. This time around, everything was kept in secret except for very close friends.

All You Must Know

Apart from the quick timeline on Eva Mendes’s relationship with Ryan Gosling, here are all the other things to know.

1. The age difference

Cliche but true, age is only a number. Gosling was born in 1980 while his better half was born in 1974, which means that there is the age difference of almost 6 years between them.

2. There were rumors in the past that they were married

In September 2016, US Magazine reported that the La La Land actor and Eva had secretly tied the knot in a ceremony that was witnessed by their family and close friends. However, as it would turn out to be, they were not married.

3. They are both family oriented

Inasmuch as they have been together since 2011 and are still yet to tie the knot, as far as it is known, the very cryptic couple is very family oriented. According to Eva, she always prefers to be at home, spending quality time with Ryan and the kids.

4. Eva and Ryan have worked together

While partnering as lovers, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have also partnered as actors. Apart from the first movie that brought them together, they have also worked on Lost River together in 2014.  She played the role of cabaret performer Cat in the production.

The movie which is the directorial debut of Gosling became one of the last major acting roles of Eva. She stated in an interview that for now, she is strictly obsessed with her kids that she cannot tell when she is returning to acting.

5. Home and net worth

The couple now lives in Los Angeles with their two daughters. While Gosling still works as an actor, producer, and director, Eva who was ranked one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Magazine in 2004, 2005, and 2006, is working as a businesswoman. She has her fashion line, Eva by Eva Mendes, which is in partner with New York & Co.

On his part, Ryan Gosling has a net worth that is estimated at $60 million while the net worth of Mendes is estimated at $15 million.