Much like everyone else, celebrities have their fair share of challenges in health and reproduction and many of them have looked to surrogates to help them start and grow their families.
Their experiences have become a beacon of hope for others who are now learning to embrace their flaws and shortcomings, and not be ashamed of asking for help when they need it. Here is an article about celebrities and surrogacy.
Below are the stories of a few celebrities who have used surrogates to grow their families.
Renowned talk show host Andy Cohen has been a strong advocate for surrogacy for a few years. His first son, Benjamin Allen Cohen was born in February 2019 via a surrogate. Recently, on 29th April 2022, he announced the birth of his second child, Lucy Eve Cohen, on Instagram, also born via a surrogate.
When he first announced that he would become a father, he iterated that he had wanted to have a family of his own all his life.
He said that even though it had taken him longer than most to arrive at that point in his life, he could not wait for what he envisioned to be the most rewarding chapter of his life yet.
Cohen expressed immense gratitude for the surrogate who carried and birthed his newborn daughter Lucy.
Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton
On 16th August 2022, the former co-host of The Real talk show sparked some joy in news outlets and tabloids when she shared a photo on Instagram of her and her husband holding their newborn son.
In her caption, she revealed that the couple had the baby through surrogacy and that they have been praying while sitting on the magnificent secret for months on end.
Bailon had previously discussed the difficulties she and her husband experienced when trying to conceive, and that trying to get pregnant wasn’t what she thought it would be.
The talk-show guru admitted to thinking it would happen easily for her and it just did not pan out the way she thought.
In her Instagram caption, Bailon thanked her loved ones and her ‘angel surrogate’ who stood with the couple for over 5 years on the journey to parenthood.
She closed out her remarks by heartily joking that she and her husband Houghton have never been happier to lose sleep.
Renowned film actress Amber Heard took to Twitter and Instagram to announce the birth of her daughter birthed through surrogacy.
News sources indicate that fertility specialists informed the actress that she could not carry a child herself, thus rationalizing her choice to turn to surrogacy.
Speaking to her millions of followers on social media, Heard revealed that some years ago she decided to have a child on her terms. She emphasized that she hoped society arrives at a point where it is considered normal to not have to get married to have a child.
While admitting that part of her wanted to uphold some privacy in her life, her line of work compelled her to take control of the narrative to avoid ceaseless speculation.
Heard named her daughter Oonagh Paige Heard, in honor of her late mother and commented that the child was the beginning of the rest of her life.
Tristian Thompson and Khloe Kardashian
After publicly discussing that doctors revealed she would have a high-risk pregnancy if she chose to carry her second child, Khloe Kardashian sought to bring more love into her life by having a child through surrogacy.
Despite their tumultuous relationship, Khloe Kardashian and Tristian Thompson conceived a baby boy via a surrogate.
Khloe expressed her immense gratitude to her extraordinary surrogate who she thanked for a beautiful blessing, after which the family requested kindness and privacy so that they could focus on their new arrival.
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison welcomed her daughter Sophia through surrogacy in 2019. She described the birth of her child as emotional, historic, and hugely exciting for her family.
Davison commented that she had dreamt of having a baby traditionally and that experiencing some failure prompted her to opt for the surrogacy route.
The top model added that the choice to do surrogacy was not arrived at lightly and she braced herself to deal with the legal challenges as they occurred along the way.
She expressed her gratitude to the Irish Government, the Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy, and everyone else involved in helping her realize her desire to have a child.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Since getting married in 2018, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have marveled the world by sticking together during difficult times amidst busy personal schedules and growing popularity in the entertainment scene.
The couple surprised the world in January of 2022 when they took to Instagram to confirm the news that they welcomed a baby via surrogacy. They requested privacy during the special time as they sought to focus on their family.
The couple did not reveal the baby’s name or gender, choosing to keep it to themselves as they embarked on a new chapter of their lives.
A host of other celebrities like actress Karen Gillian and singer Joe Jonas took to social media to congratulate the couple and to wish them well as they embarked on a journey of parenthood.
Surrogacy is gaining fast traction, and the experiences of celebrities are generally helping people welcome the idea and consider surrogacy in their lives.
You can reach out to members of our surrogacy community to explore the experiences of others and to help you discover whether surrogacy can work for you.