Celebrity Parents Who Opted for Surrogacy

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Back in 2017, after much speculation, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced that they hired a surrogate to carry their third child, Chicago.

Though not an uncommon decision among Hollywood couples, it's rare that such a choice is publicized as majorly as Kimye's. Fertility problems are more or less glossed over in the public eye, although so many people (famous or not) deal with them throughout their lives.

In a surprise move, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced that they also welcomed their first child via surrogate in 2022, adding one more high-profile couple to the list.

Scroll down below to find out which other celebrities have opted to have a baby via surrogate.

01 of 09

Tyra Banks and Eric Asla

Tyra Banks and Eric Asla
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Early last year, Tyra Banks (master of the smize) and her photographer boyfriend Erik Asla welcomed their son, Yorks Banks Asla, via gestational surrogate.

"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," Banks shared in York's Instagram birth announcement.

02 of 09

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
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The Sex and the City alum and her actor husband welcomed their second and third children, twin girls Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge, via surrogate in June 2008.

03 of 09

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
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Banks and her husband, Max Handelman, welcomed two children via surrogate: Felix, 6, and Magnus, 4. "Once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision," the actress told Women's Health of embracing surrogacy.

04 of 09

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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The Australian couple's second child together was welcomed through a surrogate in December 2010. "I suppose my maternal instincts and drive has always been there since I was little ... and that's a huge driving force of who I am, which is why I probably played it out in so many different ways. I am a mother because I love being a mother," Kidman told CNN in February.

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Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu
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In August 2015, Liu introduced her Instagram followers to the "new little man" in her life—a baby boy named Rockwell Lloyd. "It just seemed like the right option for me because I was working and I didn't know when I was going to be able to stop," Liu told People of her decision to use a surrogate. "I decided that was probably the best solution for me, and it turned out to be great."

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Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
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The celebrated actor and his wife of 20 years welcomed their second child together, Helen Grace, using a gestational surrogate in 2011. Aaron and Elliot De Niro, the actor's twin sons with former girlfriend Toukie Smith, were also born via surrogate back in 1995.

07 of 09

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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NPH and his chef hubby's ultra-photogenic twins, Gideon and Harper, were birthed by a surrogate in October 2010. One of the twins is biologically Harris's, and the other Burtka's, though neither parent knows which.

08 of 09

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade slide
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After years of struggling with fertility, Union and Wade welcomed a baby girl via surrogate on Nov. 7. Baby Kaavia James Union Wade joins Wade's sons from a previous marriage. "A LOVELY DAY" the actress wrote on Instagram. "We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl!"

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Nick Jonas
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In January 2022, Priyanka Chopra shared that she and Nick Jonas welcomed a child together via surrogacy. Without sharing many more details, she posted a note to Instagram announcing the news.

"We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family," she wrote.

After the couple's wedding, Chopra told People that she wasn't going to have a child right away, saying that she and Nick were taking things day by day: "I always say, 'Man proposes, God disposes.' So I'm not taking any chances," she said. "We definitely want kids, and when the time is right, it will happen."

In 2019, she told InStyle that children were in her plans: "I want my existence to have meant something. I want my kids to turn around and be like, 'Yeah, that was my mom.'"

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