Surrogate parenting is an arrangement in which one or more persons contract with a woman to bear a child for them and relinquish it after she gave birth. Here we make a list of celebrities who had surrogate babies.
1. Erin Andrews - Jarret Stoll
Erin Andrews is married to ice hockey player, Jarret Stoll. The sportscaster who beat cervical cancer in 2018 chose a fertility plan of in vitro fertilization to get pregnant. The couple’s son Andrew was born in July 2023 via surrogacy.
2. Elton John - David Furnish
The gay icon and his spouse David Furnish had their first child, a son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, on 25 December 2010 in California via surrogacy. The couple had their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, on 11 January 2013, through the same surrogate.
3. Jordana Brewster - Andrew Form
Jordana Brewster had two sons with her first husband, producer Andrew Form, via surrogacy: Julian, born in September 2013 and Rowan, born in June 2016.
4. Elizabeth Banks - Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks had two sons via gestational surrogacy with her husband, Max Handelman: Felix, born in March 2011 and Magnus, born in November 2012.
5. Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas welcomed their first child, a daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, in January 2022, via surrogacy.
6. Khloé Kardashian - Tristan Thompson
Khloé Kardashian who already had a daughter with her basketballer boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, had a son, Tatum, with him via surrogacy in July 2022.
7. Chrissy Teigen - John Legend
Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend, who already had three children who were conceived via in vitro fertilization, had their fourth child, a son Wren Alexander Stephens, via surrogacy on June 19, 2023.
8. Matthew Broderick - Sarah Jessica Parker
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker who were already parents to a son, James, had twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, who were born on June 22, 2009, via surrogacy.
9. Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd who had previously talked about getting abortions, had her second child with her second husband Lamar Sally, a son Lamar Jr. via surrogacy in August 2014. She challenged her surrogacy contract in the court as the child was conceived using a donor egg, but the court ruled that Shepherd was legally responsible for the child.
10. Kim Kardashian - Kanye West
The couple are parents to four children. Kim experienced difficulties during her first two pregnancies. She was forced to deliver at 34 weeks, during her first pregnancy, as she experienced pre-eclampsia. After her second delivery, she experienced placenta accreta, because of which she underwent a surgery to remove the placenta and scar tissue. As her doctor had advised her not to become pregnant again, she had her third and fourth child, two sons, Chicago and Psalm, who were born in 2015 and 2019, via surrogacy.
11. Amber Heard
The troubled actress took to Twitter and Instagram to reveal that she welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Oonagh Paige Heard, with the aid of a surrogate on April 8, 2021.
12. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, had a biological son, York Banks Asla, born in January 2016 via gestational surrogacy.
13. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson who publicly came out on Instagram in June 2022, revealing her relationship with Ramona Agruma, also announced on Instagram in November 2022, the birth of their first child, a daughter Royce Lillian, via surrogacy.
14. Jimmy Fallon
The talk show host and his wife Nancy Juvonen had two daughters via surrogacy: Winnie Rose, born on July 23, 2013, and Frances Cole, born on December 3, 2014.
15. Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig and her husband Avi Rothman, became the parents of twins, a boy, Shiloh, and a girl, Luna, via surrogacy in January 2020.
16. Grimes - Elon Musk
17. Paris Hilton
18. Nicole Kidman - Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and her second husband Keith Urban, had their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, on December 28, 2010, through a gestational carrier.
19. Cristiano Ronaldo
20. Ricky Martin
The “King of Latin Pop” became a father to twin boys named Matteo and Valentino, in August 2008, born via gestational surrogacy. He explained later that he chose surrogacy over adoption, as it was less complicated.