Stars–they’re just like us? When you’re talking about infertility and surrogacy, that statement rings true. Surrogacy is more common in Hollywood than you’d think. For a multitude of reasons, countless celebrities have used surrogates to carry their children, and the list just keeps growing. You may not have known about these 7 celebrities who used surrogates!
1. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West hired a surrogate to carry their third child. With her first pregnancy, Kim suffered preeclampsia, which forced her to deliver at 34 weeks. After her second pregnancy, her doctors advised against trying to become pregnant again.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twin girls Lorette and Tabitha were both born via surrogate in 2009. The couple struggled with getting pregnant after their first child was born.
3. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burkta
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burkta’s 7-year-old twins were born via an egg donor and surrogate. Today, they are known well for their incredible family halloween costumes!
4. Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen Fallon
Jimmy Fallon and his wife tried naturally for years before they had both of their children born via surrogate. “We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody,'” he recalled. “It’d be just more fun if it’s just private between me and my wife. And then we get to introduce her to everybody,” he told US Weekly.
5. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks’ son York was born in 2016 via gestational surrogate. She posted on Instagram, “The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin. 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. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.”
6. Elizabeth Banks
Pitch Perfect star Elizabeth Banks’ children were both born via surrogate. She opened up to news sources saying it was “a womb issue for me. It’s a big leap, inviting this person into your life to do this amazing, important thing for you,” she said.
7. Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo, star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, is a mom to two children born via surrogate. She spoke on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “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,” she said at the time. “I was there with her when they inseminated her, and we held hands. I looked into the microscope and I saw the embryo. I saw the baby, and they put it in a thingy, and they inseminated her. And then we held hands, and we prayed, we talked to God, and if she was meant to be. He said he was going to try to help us out, and now we have a gorgeous baby girl.”
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