Rebecca Romijn: My Husband Is Just Like the Dog

05/18/2011 at 03:00 PM EDT

Rebecca Romijn: My Husband Is Just Like the Dog
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After being married for nearly four years, Rebecca Romijn knows a few things about her husband, Jerry O'Connell. One thing she can say for certain? O'Connell is just like the family dog, Binn.

"I always say that Binn and Jerry are the male versions of each other," Romijn told PEOPLEPets.com at the Wella Professionals Care and Styling Launch at Pipino 57 in New York on Tuesday.

The actress explained that what seemed like a jab to her husband is actually a compliment.

"[They both have] just endless amounts of energy, like to exercise a lot, and are very positive in life," Romijn said. "They're dog male counterparts and human counterparts of each other."

And there are plenty of pictures to prove Romijn right. O'Connell is frequently photographed near his Calabasas, Calif. home doing the same thing: Running with Binn.

The family shares their household with two other canines, Taco and Better, and Romijn and O'Connell's 2-year-old twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip. The statuesque beauty also highlighted another of Binn's qualities –his protective behavior towards the twins. "Our German Shepherd is their personal bodyguard."

How do the recipients feel about the attention? "It's so sweet, he just wants to be near them wherever they are, to the point where they're like, 'Get away, stop licking my face!'"

Read more about celebrities and their pets on PEOPLEPets.com:
How Nicole Richie Accidentally Took in a Pack of Stray Cats
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