We live in a world where anything’s possible, and this is especially true when it comes to having children. With new ways to conceive anyone can now be a parent, but did you know that many celebrity parents use surrogates to bring their little ones into the world? Here are the most interesting examples.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Carrie Bradshaw made no secret of the fact that she never wanted kids with Mr. Big, but the same can’t be said for Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP and Matthew Broderick have been married since 1997, and they welcomed their first child naturally into the world in 2002. After the arrival of their son, the couple then decided to go down the surrogacy route. In 2009, they became the proud parents of twins, but they also had to deal with the identity of their surrogate being leaked to the press.
Lucy Liu is one of the most recognizable faces in the world, and she has made a name of herself over the years for her place in movie franchises such as Charlie’s Angels and “Kill Bill.” She has always been an incredibly strong and independent actress, so fans were not too surprised when she decided to become a single mother in 2015. Her son, Rockwell Lloyd, was born via surrogate, and she has noted that it was one of the most incredible experiences of her life. She may have received backlash for this, but she ignores the haters.
Dennis Quaid & Kimberly Buffington
Dennis Quaid is a huge name in the world of Hollywood, and everyone remembers his iconic marriage to Meg Ryan. The couple welcomed a son into the world before parting ways, and Dennis soon moved on. He married Kimberly Buffington in 2004, and the couple used a surrogate to expand their brood. Twins Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone entered the world in 2007, but they almost passed away just hours after being born. They were given too much medication by the hospital, and Dennis made sure to sue them for this.
Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks has become a leading figure in the world of acting and producing, but it’s fair to say that she has also made a name for herself as a loving mom. Over the years, Elizabeth has been very open about the fertility problems she has faced with her husband, Max Handelman. Because they could not conceive naturally, the couple used a surrogate to welcome Felix into the world in 2011, and Magnus a year later. Since then, Banks has noted that using a surrogate has changed her life in a way she could never have imagined.
It’s no secret that Michael Jackson is still one of the most influential musicians in the world, and his passing still haunts fans across the world. While he is known for his high-profile relationships, Michael is also remembered by his famous children. Both Prince and Paris were conceived naturally during his marriage to Debbie Rowe, but the birth of Blanket is still a mystery. Michael confirmed that Blanket was born via a surrogate in 2002, but it’s not known why or who Michael used as a surrogate.
Ellen Pompeo & Chris Ivery
After they first met in a grocery store in the early ‘00s, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery knew that they were meant to be together. They also knew that they wanted to become parents, and they welcomed their first child naturally into the world in 2009. Although they were hopelessly in love with their daughter Stella, the couple wanted to expand their brood even further. In 2014, they used a surrogate to welcome Sienna into their family. In 2016, they opened their hearts to their first son, Eli, but they have not stated whether they used a surrogate for the second time.
Katey Sagal & Kurt Sutter
Katey Sagal has made waves over the years for her incredible movie and television roles, but it was her time on Sons of Anarchy that changed her life in more ways than one. She fell in love with the creator of the show, Kurt Sutter, and they tied the knot in 2014. Although Katey was already a mother to four kids, Kurt desperately wanted children of his own. Because of this, they made the decision to use a gestational surrogate to bring their daughter into the world. They are now a family of seven.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and his family are famous for bringing some of the greatest Halloween costumes into our lives, and it’s clear to see that Neil and his husband love their children more than anything else in the world. When the couple decided that they wanted to become parents, they used both of their specimens. Before they knew it, they were expecting twins, and they welcomed Harper and Gideon in 2010. They still don’t know which of their specimen fertilized the egg to this day, and they want to keep it that way.
Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance
Angela Bassett is one of those celebrities that seems to have everything. She is talented, she is beautiful, and she has been married to her husband since 1997. However, things aren’t always as perfect as they seem. As soon as Angela and Courtney tied the knot, they tried to start a family. They were devastated to learn that she wouldn’t be able to carry her own child, but they felt happy about the prospect of surrogacy. After years of trying, they were eventually able to hold their twins in their arms in 2006.
Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse
Amy Smart has been gifted with some mind-blowing opportunities over the course of her career, but she always knew that she wanted to be a mother. After marrying Carter Oosterhouse, they set about building their very own family – but it just wasn’t happening. They struggled with fertility issues, and they eventually resigned to the fact that they wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally. This didn’t stop their efforts, though, and they eventually welcomed their little Flora into the world in 2016. To this day, Amy can’t thank her surrogate enough for what she did for them.
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls won over fans when they announced their marriage, and we couldn’t get enough of how adorable they looked together. Yet, it seemed as though these two were on a quest to make their family even more adorable because they wanted to become parents. To do this, they found the perfect surrogates to carry their three children, and they are now a proud family of five. Their son Kit was born in 2005, and they welcomed their twins, Walker and Henry, just three years later.
Giuliana Rancic & Bill Rancic
Giuliana Rancic and her husband have allowed cameras to follow some of the most emotional moments of their lives, and it was through this show that we heard the devastating news. Because Guiliana was diagnosed with cancer, they would not be able to expand their brood naturally. However, they did not lose hope, and they knew that they would become parents in one way or another. They eventually decided to use a surrogate, and their “miracle baby” was born in 2012. Duke Rancic is now their pride and joy.
Elton John & David Furnish
Elton John is by far one of the most famous men in music, and fans have been able to follow his marriage to David Furnish for many years. This couple first got together in 1993, and after nearly 20 years together they decided to add a few other members to their family. In 2010, they became the proud parents of Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was carried by a surrogate. Just three years later, they went through the process again and said hello to the adorable Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
Jordana Brewster & Andrew Form
It’s no secret that Jordana and Andrew Form are an adorable couple, and their love story is a true Hollywood romance. They first met on the set of the horror movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, where she was cast as an actress, and he was producing the film. They tied the knot in 2007, before welcoming their first son into the world in 2013. Jordana carried Julian, but they decided to go down another route for their second child. Rowan made an appearance in 2016, after being carried by a surrogate.
It’s not just women who decide to become single parents, because some of the biggest male celebrities in the world have also taken the plunge. After an impressive musical career, Ricky was desperate to be a father, and his dream came true in 2008 when he welcomed his twins into the world. His specimen was used in the process, but his sons were carried by a surrogate. Since then, Ricky has got married and introduced Jwan Yosef to his children. Thankfully, Jwan has taken the twins under his wing and loves them dearly.
Despite being one of the most famous soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo likes to keep his personal life under wraps. Because of this, he has kept many of the details surrounding his four children close to his chest. While we know that he has one child with his model girlfriend, and another from a woman whose identity remains a secret, he also has two other children. In fact, he has twins! Cristiano went through the process of surrogacy to bring these twins into the world when he was single.
Kim Kardashian West & Kanye West
Although KUWTK fans will know that Kanye West wants 7 children, they will have to use a surrogate again to do so. After suffering from numerous health problems during her first and second pregnancies, Kim Kardashian West was advised against carrying her own child again. So, when they decided to have another child, Kimye decided to enlist the help of a surrogate to bring their little Chicago into the world. They now have North, Saint, and Chi, and we can’t help but wonder if they’ll choose equally as unusual names for their next child.
Cindy Margolis & Guy Starkman
Cindy Margolis and Guy Starkman were married for 11 years from 1998 until 2009, and fans loved to see their marriage develop. The model and the restaurateur seemed perfectly happy before they got divorced, and they decided to make their home into a true family home. Cindy carried their first child after a series of IVF, but they decided to use a surrogate to bring their twins into the world. While they may longer be together, they are still committed to bringing up their children in a happy environment.
Tyra Banks & Erik Asla
Over the course of her career, Tyra Banks made no secret of the fact that wanted to become a mother. The model and television host has notoriously been incredibly independent, and at one point it just didn’t seem as though parenting would be on the cards. During her four-year relationship with Erik Asla, the couple tried for a baby, but could not conceive naturally. In the end, they utilized the help of a surrogate to bless them with a son. Now, Tyra Banks thanks surrogates every single day for the work they do.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Although Nicole Kidman is now married to Keith Urban, she adopted two children while married to Tom Cruise. When their marriage came to an end, Nicole found love with the country singer, and they immediately set about having a family of their own. In 2008, they welcomed Sunday Rose naturally into the world – but they decided to go down another path for their second child. The couple used a surrogate to bring Faith into their lives, and it’s believed that Nicole would use a surrogate again for more children.
Jimmy Fallon & Nancy Juvonen
Jimmy Fallon is known for his incredibly late night talk show, but did you know that he is also a father? Fallon and his wife tried to conceive naturally for a whopping five years before they resigned to the fact that it just wasn’t going to happen. In the end, they looked into various other options and eventually decided on the surrogacy route. In 2013, they welcomed their daughter Winnie into the world, and she was soon blessed with a sister a year later. The couple loves to watch Winnie and Frances grow up.
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are two of the most artistic people in the celebrity world, and their eye for interior design has won them some of the biggest clients in the business. The handsome couple has won over fans in the past, and they were excited to learn that they were expecting a baby in 2015. They used surrogacy to bring their daughter Poppy into their brood and spent three years giving her all of the love in the world. In 2018, the welcomed her little brother, Oskar.
Kelsey Grammer & Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer may have built up a reputation for himself as an incredible actor and comedian, but he has also built up a reputation for himself as an infamous bachelor. He has been married four times over the course of his career, and he has welcomed seven children into the world within these marriages. While married to Camille Grammer – which was his third marriage – the couple opted to use a surrogate to bring their children into the world. They welcomed Jude in 2001, and Mason in 2004.
Dylan Lauren & Paul Arrouet
As you can tell by the name, Dylan Lauren is the daughter of the hugely famous clothing designer, Ralph Lauren. If that wasn’t cool enough, she also owns her own chain of candy stores! Dylan’s life seemed to be perfect when she married Paul Arrouet in 2011, but they always knew that they wanted to be parents. While it’s not known why the couple decided to use a surrogate to bring their twins into the world, it is known that they will forever be thankful for having Cooper Blue and Kingsley Rainbow Arrouet in their lives.
Shayne Lamas & Nik Richie
Most of the time, couples do not know their surrogate before they go through with the process. Yet, there are instances where family members are used – and this is exactly what happened when Shayne Lamas and Nik Richie welcomed their second child into the world. After giving birth to their daughter naturally, the couple struggled to conceive a second time. When Shayne suffered a devastating miscarriage, the couple decided to look at other options. In the end, her stepmother offered to stand in as a surrogate! It was the perfect plan for them.
Deanna Daughtry & Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry has been married twice, and he already had two step-children when he met Deanna Daughtry. However, after they tied the knot in 2000, the couple decided to take the next step in their relationship. Although they wanted to become parents, Deanna could not conceive naturally because she had previously undergone a partial hysterectomy. In the end, they decided to go down the route of using a surrogate. In 2010, they were over the moon to welcome their twins into the world. They are now utterly in love with Adalynn Rose and Noah James.
Mellody Hobson & George Lucas
George Lucas is the legend behind movie franchises such as Indiana Jones and Star Wars, but did you know that he’s also a husband and father? During his first marriage to Marcia Lou Griffin, the couple decided to adopt a child, and George later adopted two more children when their marriage came to an end. When he married Mellody Hobson in 2013, he was eager to have a child that was biologically his. They used a surrogate to bring their daughter into the world, and they called her Everest Hobson Lucas.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has played some rather scary father-figures in the past, but you’ll be happy to know that he is a loving father in real life. In fact, he has a total of six children, and he loves them all dearly. While Robert was in a relationship with Toukie Smith, they decided to go down the surrogacy route and were eventually blessed with their twins, Julia Henry and Aaron Kendrick. While married to Grace Hightower, he enlisted the help of another surrogate to bring Helen Grace into their lives.
GloZell Green & Kevin Simon
GloZell is a famous YouTuber, and although her videos may be silly, she is far from it in real life. She is a doting wife, and she is now a doting mother. GloZell has always dreamed of being a mother, and she hoped that her time would come after her marriage to her manager, Kevin Simon. However, after years of trying, the couple had to explore other options. They eventually found a surrogate to bring their child into the world, and they are now focused on bringing their daughter up in a loving home.
Joan Lunden & Jeff Konigsberg
There’s a high chance that you’ve seen Joan Lunden on your screens before because she is one of the most famous journalists in the world. She has worked on various news stations, and she has also been married twice. Over the course of her career, Joan has been a keen advocate for the process of surrogacy, and four of her seven children were born via surrogate. After tying the knot with Jeff Konigsberg, the couple has welcomed two sets of twins using surrogate mothers. She has a lot to thank the process for.
Cheryl Tiegs & Rod Stryker
Cheryl Tiegs is one of the most famous supermodels ever to enter the modeling world, and she has worked with some of the biggest brands over the course of her career. This beauty has attracted four different husbands, and she has had three children from these marriages. She has carried two of these children herself, but while married to Rod Stryker, the couple decided to use a surrogate. Like with many surrogacies, they were blessed with twins. She feels incredibly blessed to have Theo and Jaden in her life.
Michelle Stafford is one of the most famous soap opera stars in the world, and she has made a name for herself as Phyllis Summers on the popular show, The Young and the Restless. Although she has had a string of partners over the course of her career, she decided to take the plunge into parenthood as a single mother. In 2009, Michelle used a surrogate to welcome her daughter Natalia into the world. She also welcomed her son into the world in 2015, but it’s not known whether she used a surrogate again.
Taylor Dayne made her way into the world of show business in the 1980s, and she instantly became a success. Everyone knew who the singer was, and this fame has continued into the present day. Although she is still performing, Taylor is now spending most of her time with her children. After all, she has twins to contend with! In 2002, Taylor decided not to wait for a husband to have children and used a surrogate to welcome her twins into the world. She is now a doting mother.
Adrienne Maloof & Paul Nassif
Adrienne Maloof is largely known for her time on the reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as her marriage to the famous plastic surgeon, Paul Nassif. The couple was married for 10 years before they divorced in 2012, and they welcomed three children into the world during that time. Although Adrienne carried their first child, they later used a surrogate to welcome their twins. This news was revealed by another cast member on the reality show before the couple had told their twins.
Deidre Hall & Steve Sohmer
Deidre Hall is a legend in the world of acting, and she will always be remembered for her role as Dr. Marlena on the popular soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Although she has been married numerous times, the actress has only ever had children with Steve Sohmer. During their 15-year marriage, the couple welcomed two sons into the world, and they used the same surrogate both times. Although her identity has remained a secret, we now know her as Robin B.