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09/22/2014 03:34 pm ET

Courtney B. Vance Discovers A Rebellious Slave In His Family Tree

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In their book Friends: A Love Story, actor Courtney B. Vance and his actress wife, Angela Bassett, laid bare their seven-year struggle with infertility, along with their unwavering faith that they would someday conceive a child. They ultimately gave birth to twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah, with the help of a surrogate.

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