*Mariah Carey has told Life & Style magazine that she and her hubby Nick Cannon are expecting boy and girl twins.

“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,” said the singer. “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 was expecting twins in December.

“In order for my wife and I to have our life, we need to be up front and I need to be able to share things with you and be real,” he said on his radio show at the time. “I didn’t even tell my wife I was gonna do this. I’m probably gonna get yelled at for not getting permission. We’re having twins!”

The babies are due in April.