The couple welcomed triplets in January, Pharrell's rep confirmed to Vanity Fair Tuesday. The rep did not provide the babies' names or sexes, but told E! News, "The family is healthy and happy." Married since 2013, Pharrell and Helen are also parents to son Rocket Williams, 8.
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In a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell revealed how Rocket got his name. "In the same way the Indians named their children after a force or animal or element," the musician said, "we named him after a man-made machine that was meant to go up, meant to ascend."
Speaking to The Guardian in 2014, he described Rocket as "the best song I've ever co-written."
Pharrell is expected to attend the 2017 Oscars, as Hidden Figures is nominated for Best Picture alongside Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight; he produced the movie with Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi and Jenno Topping. The film, based on a true story, stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer; it received three nominations total.
10 things about Pharrell's wife, Helen Lasichanh, you never knew
By now, you probably know that Pharrell Williams is a happily married man. But being that his gorgeous wife Helen Lasichanh is conspicuously missing from social media, there's not too much info about her out there for public consumption.
So who is the woman who stole the heart of one of music's (former) most eligible bachelors?
1. She cares about giving back
For the past two years in a row, Lasichanh and Williams have been spotted serving food to the less fortunate at the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Celebration.
2. She's a model and designer
In fact, Lasichanh regularly makes Huffington Post best-dressed lists and has garnered some serious love from them along with other news outlets.
3. Pharrell had to be super patient to win her over
When Williams and Lasichanh met, she had a boyfriend and wouldn't look twice at the handsome musician. He had to settle with just being friends with her for two and a half years, until she became single again, and even then he had to work hard. According to an interview with Oprah, she played hard to get, not even responding to half his texts! Looks like her ploy worked, though, because Pharrell doubled down on his determination until she fell for him.
4. She was his longtime girlfriend before they got hitched
Once they started dating, neither Williams nor Lasichanh were that eager to walk down the aisle until they were good and ready. The couple dated for years before confirming their engagement in July 2013 and were married just a few months later in October.
5. She wore plaid at her wedding
What else would you expect from an avant-garde fashionista at her wedding? On their big day, the trendsetting bride and groom reportedly wore plaid from head-to-toe, and many other guests dressed in tartans.
6. They look amazing together
Pharrell has always kept his fashion — and his music — out-of-the-box, and for that reason, we believe he chose the perfect mate. At awards shows, like the Grammys, and at Fashion Week, Lasichanh and her beau are known for showing up in complementary, cutting-edge styles, dressed to the nines.
7. She and Pharrell made the most adorable mini-Pharrell
Lasichanh and Williams have a son named Rocket Ayer, who will probably be the most fashionable young man in his kindergarten class. Seriously, look at that face!
Williams wrote a song for Rocket that you can hear on the soundtrack to Despicable Me. It's called "Rocket’s Theme" and is all about how happy Rocket makes his parents.
8. She was a volleyball player
Lasichanh was a star volleyball player at St. Thomas University in Miami. Can't you just imagine her model face fiercely staring down opponents on the courts? Talk about intimidating!
9. She and Pharrell are besties
Williams has said that everyone should marry their best friend, and he told Today that "every night is like a sleepover" when it comes to his marriage to Lasichanh.
10. She just had baby No. 2 babies No. 2, 3 and 4
Lasichanh and Williams confirmed in September that they are expecting their second child, and the couple were spotted out and about over the holidays, with Lasichanh's cute baby bump on full display. Then, in late January, Williams' rep announced that they had welcomed triplets. No details have yet been released on the names or sexes of the babies.
Pharrell Williams, wife Helen Lasichanh welcome triplets
Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh are celebrating some happy news.
The pair has welcomed three new bundles of joy, according to a representative for Williams.
Williams and Lasichanh, who have been married since 2013, already have a son, Rocket.
"Pharrell, Helen and Rocket Williams have welcomed triplets," Williams' rep tells CNN. "The family is happy and healthy!"
The babies' names have not been announced.
Williams, a former "Voice" coach, is currently on the publicity trail promoting his work on the soundtrack for Oscar nominee "Hidden Figures."