17 Celebrity Parents Who Opted for Surrogacy
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.
VIDEO: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Hired a Surrogate to Carry Their Third Baby
Scroll down below to find out which other celebrities have opted to have a baby via surrogate.
Tyra Banks and Eric Asla
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.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
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.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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.
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.”
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
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.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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.
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
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!"