Not everyone has an easy time conceiving and when the bird and the bees don’t work out like planned, many couples choose to turn to alternate ways to start or expand their family. After struggling with pregnancy these famous mamas and daddies turned to surrogacy for help – and they couldn’t have been more grateful! Here’s a look at 7 celebrities who have welcomed their bundles of joy with outside help.
Tyra Banks is the latest star to welcome a baby via gestational surrogate. In January, the model mogul and her photographer boyfriend, Erik Asla, welcomed a boy named York. Tyra has been extremely open with her fertility struggles and had this to say about her story -"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.”
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After struggling to conceive again (the couple have one son), Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick opted to add to their family via surrogacy and welcomed twin girls in 2009. The Sex and the City star spoke very highly of their gestational carrier, calling her “strong, bright, independent, thoughtful, caring, gracious and generous.”
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How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and hubby David Burtka had a long road to fatherhood. First, the couple used an anonymous egg donor to create two embryos (one fathered by each of them). After both eggs were successfully implanted in their chosen surrogate - they are now proud papas to 2-year-old twins Harper and Gideon!
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The Oscar-winning actor and wife Grace Hightower De Niro welcomed their baby girl through a surrogate mother in 2011. Joining big brother Elliot, 13.
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Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy went through a difficult five-year fertility struggle that the comedian has described as "depressing" and "awful." After deciding to go the surrogate route, the couple welcomed their adorable daughter Winnie Rose in 2013.
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After years of infertility, Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks welcomed her “miracle” baby boy Felix in 2011. A year later, little brother Magnus joined the family via the same surrogate.
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Ricky Martin developed a deep connection with the surrogate of his twin boys and even commented that he would give up his life for the "angelic" woman who helped bring his sons into the world.
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