In light of the recent news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye west may use a surrogate to carry their third child, we rounded up our favourite celeb couples who have used surrogacy to welcome their children to the world.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Although Kimye had North and Saint the ol' fashioned way, Kim's struggles with pregnancy lead to a condition - placenta accreta - which makes another pregnancy life-threatening. So the couple have reportedly found a surrogate through an agency, in the hopes of having a third child. More info on the alleged decision can be found here.
Tyra Banks and Erik Asla
In January 2016, Banks and Norwegian partner Erik Asla welcomed their “miracle boy”, York Banks Asla to the world. Banks shared to Instagram, “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.”
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Thanks to surrogacy, Banks and her partner Max Handelman now have two children, Felix and Magnus. Banks wrote, "This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
NPH and his partner David Burtka became the proud parents of two children, a son and a daughter, who were born via surrogate back in 2010. The actor took to Twitter to share the amazing news, “Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold. All of us are happy, healthy, tired and a little pukey.”
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Pompeo welcomed daughter Sienna May with her husband Chris Ivery in 2014 thanks to surrogacy. Pompeo shared, “I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her.”
Bill & Giuliana Rancic
After being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, E! News host Giuliana Rancic underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction and then struggled to fall pregnant. Rancic and partner Bill then used surrogacy to welcome baby boy, Edward Duke Rancic.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
After many years of failing to fall pregnant the late night host and wife Nancy Juvonen decided to try surrogacy. They welcomed daughters Winnie and Frances via surrogate.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
In 2010 the happy couple welcomed their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, via surrogacy. The couple, who also have daughter Sunday Rose, said in a statement: "No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier."
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick added to their family with the help of a surrogate. The couple, who already had son James Wilkie, welcomed twin girls Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick in June 2009. Speaking of the surrogate mother, Parker said: “She's made a really big choice to be part of our lives and I think she's an honourable person."
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish welcomed two sons, Zachary and Elijah, via gestational carrier. They used the same surrogate for both of their children and consider her, “part of the family.”
The King of online blogging, Perez Hilton (a.k.a Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.), has had two children via surrogacy both of whom he is raising as a single father. His son Mario was born in 2013 and his daughter Mia was born in 2015.