Here are 16 celebs who have utilized surrogacy to fulfill their yearning to become parents – and are very proud of it.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick had their first son James Wilkie Broderick in the year 2002. The couple struggled to have a second child and decided to turn to surrogacy. Their twin daughters Tabitha Hodge and Loretta Elwell were born through a surrogate mother in June 2009.
2. Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen tried to have a baby for several years without success. They then opted for surrogacy which led to the birth of their two daughters Winnie and Frances in the years 2013 and 2014 respectively.
3. Lucy Liu
Actress Lucy Liu had her son Rockwell through gestational surrogacy in August of 2015. Being a single mom brought Liu so much joy and happiness. “Every day is a dream and a miracle, because everything is different each day”, the actress was quoted to have told reporters.
4. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks, the former host of America’s Next Top Model recently revealed that she and her boyfriend Erik Asla have welcomed a baby boy through surrogate. Their new kid is named York Banks Asla.
5. Elizabeth Banks
After several years of trying to get pregnant without success, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman her husband decided to try surrogacy. The couple had their first child, a boy named Felix in the year 2011. They also had a second son named Magnus in the year 2012. Like Felix, Magnus was born through gestational surrogate.
6. Matt Bomer
Popular TV star Matt Bomer and Simon Halls his husband are the parents of three sons – 11 year old Kit and 8 years old Walker and Henry who are twins. The kids were all born via the assistance of surrogacy.
7. Nicole Kidman
Actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban her husband had their first child named Sunday Rose in the year 2008. In December 2011, the couple had their 2nd daughter named Faith Margaret through surrogate.
8. George Lucas
George Lucas became a father once more at age 69. The famed producer and his wife Mellody Hobson have a two years old daughter (Everest) who was born through surrogate. Lucas also has 3 adopted kids named Jett, Katie and Amanda.
9. Robert DeNiro
The Oscar-Winner Robert DeNiro and his wife Grace Hightower have a daughter (named Helen Grace Hightower) via a surrogate mother. DeNiro has 4 other kids – Raphael and Drena with previous wife Diahnne Abbott, in addition to twin sons Aaron and Julian born through a surrogate mother with former girlfriend Toukie Smith.
10. Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal welcomed her 3rd child at the age of fifty by means of a surrogate mother. The popular actress had two kids from a previous marriage however she and her writer-producer husband Kurt Sutter wanted a child together. Despite the couples’ age, their daughter Esme Louise was born through a surrogate mother in Los Angeles.
11. Elton John
Sir Elton John and David Furnish, his partner, have two sons: Elijah and Zachary. Both boys were born by means of a surrogate, three years apart. At the time of Zachary’s birth, the couple was quoted to have told the press, “He is very healthy and doing very well, and we’re extremely proud and happy parents.”
12. Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin had always wanted to be a father and he followed his dream. The singer and actor selected an egg donor and his twin boys Valentino and Matteo were born with the aid of a surrogate.
13. Angela Basset
In the year 2006, Actors Courtney B. Vance and Angela Basset welcomed their twin sons Slater Josiah and Bronwyn Golden through a surrogate mother. The couple struggled to have a child for seven years before they opted for surrogacy.
14. Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry and wife Deanna had their twins via a surrogate. In the year 2006, Deanna underwent a partial hysterectomy which made her unable to carry and bear a child. The couple later had 2 healthy kids thanks to In Vitro Fertilization and a gestational surrogate.
15. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson had his youngest boy, Blanket, through a surrogate mother. The late pop king had his 2 older children, Paris and Prince with Debbie Rowe his ex-wife.
16. Michelle Stafford
Michelle was still unmarried when she reached age forty; however she was determined to have a child of her own. The actress had problems conceiving even after several fertility treatments which included artificial insemination and In Vitro Fertilization. After trying for 3 years unsuccessfully, she finally welcomed her daughter Natalia by means of a surrogate and a sperm donor.