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Now, just a few months after the picture was taken, Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets—Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr., Josiah, Elijah and Isaac—are here!
Mia, the sextuplets' mother, says they became an Internet sensation by accident after she posted the photo on her Facebook page so her husband's family could see it. "The next thing you know, everybody [was] tagging each other," Mia says. Now, the McGhee multiples are known all over the world.
Growing up, Mia says her mother was on welfare, and her two older brothers were caught up in criminal activity. "[My brothers] didn't make it out," she says.
Mia and Rozonno's lives changed when they started dating in high school. "I used to see her walking down the hallway, and she always held books in her hands like she was on a mission," Rozonno says. "I knew that she was my wife."
They got married when they were only 18 and 19 years old and were determined to create the family they never had. "Since I didn't have a father, I've always wanted my children to have a father," Mia says. "I wanted, of course, to graduate from high school, go to college, get married."
After establishing their careers and buying a home, Rozonno and Mia started trying to have a baby.
But Mia went into pre-term labor and the unthinkable happened in the delivery room just after they were born. "They were kicking and moving and everything. But when they clipped the cord is when they died," Mia says through tears. "I remember when it hit me. [I thought,] 'My God, why did this happen to us?'"
Still grieving the loss of their twins, Rozonno and Mia tried again and got the shock of a lifetime—they had sextuplets!
Mia stays at home with the sextuplets while Rozonno runs his carpet-cleaning service called McGhee Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. "If you live near Columbus, Ohio, and you need your carpets cleaned, please call this man," Oprah says. "He needs your business."
See what a typical day is like for the McGhees
Thankfully, the McGhees say they also get a lot of help during the week. "Most days, maybe two or three people come throughout the morning and then the night to help with baths and help with cleanup," Mia says.
In order to keep the house tidy, Mia sticks to a schedule and has a system for getting everything done. She says she cleans the babies' bottles as soon as they're done eating and disposes of diapers and trash regularly. "That keeps the smells down," she says.
After eight months of practice, Mia says she can change six diapers in just 10 minutes! "When I was at the airport, I actually held one baby and changed another," she says.
Mia works hard to be the best mother she can be to the sextuplets, and she has inspiring dreams for her family.
"I want to make sure I instill values in them. First love God—know God and love God first because he brought them here with purpose," Mia says. "But I want them also to get an education, a good education. That's something we're still working on, which we're going to do. ... And just be productive citizens."
"Well, there are some very caring neighbors in your community," Oprah says. "These are folks who work at your local Walmart, and let me just tell you this, they are looking forward to meeting all of you."
Surprise! Walmart is giving Mia and Rozonno $250,000 in store credit. "That's more than enough to take care of your family needs for years to come," Oprah says.
"Oh my God," Mia says. "Wow."
The McGhees are speechless, but Oprah says, "Take a breath because we're not done..."
So thanks to Oprah and Celine's friends at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas—the home of Celine's spectacular new show—the McGhees are going on a dream honeymoon!
See Rozanno and Mia's Vegas-sized surprise
"Oh, my God!" Mia says.
Rozanno and Mia will stay four nights in the Forum Tower Emperor's Suite at Caesars Palace, which comes complete with butler service. While at Caesars, they'll receive tickets to Celine's show and Matt Goss Live, dine at Rao's, enjoy luxurious spa treatments and go on a $500 shopping spree at the Forum Shops!
In true Vegas fashion, Rozonno and Mia aren't the only two who are hitting the jackpot. Oprah announces that everyone in the audience is getting two tickets to Celine's show and two free nights at Caesars Palace. "Today's your lucky day!" Oprah says.
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