Surrogacy has been growing in popularity for over three decades. Today, many celebrities have brought this important topic to light by publicizing and normalizing their personal experiences with it. Because of this, acceptance and understanding of this intimate subject is on a rise. Many public figures have revealed their choice to use surrogate mothers for building their families, but there are some that may have flown beneath the radar. Read more about these surprising celebrities who have built their families with surrogacy.
In 2016, supermodel and actress Tyra Banks announced the arrival of her baby boy on social media. In a gracious nod to her surrogate, she wrote, “As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone.” This was not the first time she alluded to her previous struggles with having a child; after celebrity Chrissy Teigen revealed her infertility struggles on Banks’ show FABLife, Tyra opened up about her failed IVF treatments. After the birth of her first child with photographer boyfriend Erik Asla, she showed her appreciation to her surrogate and was sensitive to all those still struggling to find their miracle babies.
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo dropped the news of her baby born via surrogate in October 2014, already two months after the birth. She explained the process on a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. While speaking on the details of the insemination process and how she held her surrogate’s hand, she made sure to include how important it was for her to keep her surrogate’s privacy intact. She said, “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child. I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her – she who will remain anonymous.”
2013 was the year that actor and talk show host Jimmy Fallon and his wife welcomed their baby girl into the world. In an interview, Fallon revealed their struggles with infertility for nearly five years. As he admitted to their hiring a surrogate to carry their child, he said, “We tried for a long time, for five years. I know people have tried much longer, but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope…just hang in there.”
When actress Lucy Liu had her baby in 2015, she praised gestational surrogacy and how it was the best choice for her at the time. Understandably so, considering she was busy being the star of hit show Elementary. She said, “It just seemed like the right option for me because I was working and I didn’t know when I was going to be able to stop. I decided that was probably the best solution for me, and it turned out to be great.” Unlike many others who choose surrogacy due to infertility struggles, Liu shines light on other reasons to use surrogacy.
“Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret.” This was the thankful message actress Nicole Kidman and country singer Keith Urban gave after they welcomed their second child together into the world in 2011. After a hard pregnancy, several miscarriages, and infertility treatments, Kidman was incredibly grateful to her surrogate for their new baby. “No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier,” she said.
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