15 Celebrities who delivered Children through Surrogacy just to keep their Figures
Celebrities are popular for their hot bods and their constant media presence looking their finest but what happens when the time comes for becoming a mom? You’ll be surprised at what some celebrities resort to just for maintaining their figures. Celebrities use surrogates to carry their babies. While some celebrities might use surrogacy to maintain their figures, other celebrities, and the average person likely use surrogacy for more complex reasons that means pregnancy is unattainable. Most are an intended parent that for whatever reason, cannot conceive due to problems with miscarriages, fertility issues or illnesses that the adults suffer from that could potentially harm them or the baby during pregnancy and labor. For many of us, the cost is outside of what most of us could afford, starting around $95,000. But these celebrities have different priorities to the rest of us. While some do it because of work reasons others do it only for the purpose of not going out of shape. Here are 15 Hollywood celebrities who used surrogates to carry their babies.
15 Tyra Banks had age against her
Tyra banks first child York from photographer boyfriend Erik Asla was born from a gestational surrogacy. The couple has failed in several attempts earlier to conceive and at 43 she did not think it healthy to carry a child so she opted for a surrogate and got to retain her figure.
14 Elizabeth Banks had womb issues
Elizabeth banks the hunger games star and husband Max handleman had their first two children Felix and Magnus via surrogacy. The star revealed in an interview that she suffered from womb issues and opted for a surrogate pregnancy from the center for surrogate parenting.
13 Lucy Liu opted for surrogacy because of work
Lucy Liu decided to have her son Rockwell Lloyd Liu from a gestational surrogacy in 2015. The Charlie’s Angel star admitted that she did it because of her career which kept her busy the whole time and the idea of a surrogate was the best solution for her.
12 Ellen Pompeo opted for surrogacy for her second child
The Grey’s Anatomy star opted for surrogacy for her second child Sienna may Ivery. However it wasn’t sure why she chose to do so when she had already delivered a first child herself. On Jimmy Kimmel she said “This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child. I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her—she who will remain anonymous. I was there with her when they inseminated her, and we held hands.”
11 Nicole Kidman, not a fan of being pregnant
Among celebrities who used surrogates, Nicole Kidman never really liked the idea of being pregnant after delivering her first daughter in 2008. The actress and her husband Keith Urban decided to deliver their second daughter Faith through surrogacy which they kept a secret. Kidman never gave any reasons for doing so. It’s rumored that she did use a gender test Australia to find out the sex of the baby though. Perhaps the excitement of a second child got too much and they just couldn’t wait for a surprise!
10 Dylan Lauren was too busy to carry a child?
Dylan Lauren the owner of Dylan’s Candy bar and daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren was married to Husband Paul Arrouet when she opted for a surrogate who delivered her twin son cooper and daughter Kingsley in 2015. Lauren had no apparent reason for doing so although she admitted she did cry during the delivery as it was an overwhelming experience.
9 Jordana Brewster had problems conceiving at a young age
Jordana Brewster the Fast and Furious star had two children through surrogacy with husband Andrew Form. The actress said that she did so because she had no choice because of her struggle to get pregnant but even IVF did not help her.
8 Camille Grammer could not conceive because of severe irritable bowel syndrome
Camille Grammer wife of Kelsey Grammer suffered from severe IBS and as a result conceiving was a problem for her. It could have also harmed the baby. The couple had both their children daughter Mason Olivia and Son Jude Gordon via surrogacy. Several people felt that the only reason she did so was to maintain her figure.
7 Grace Hightower was too old to get pregnant
Grace Hightower married Robert De Niro in 1997 when she was 41. A year later she delivered a child. After a planned but aborted divorce, the couple were together again and delivered their second child through a surrogate mother because by then Grace was already 55 years old.
6 Sarah Jessica Parker had no Time to get pregnant
Sarah Jessica parker, The Vampire Slayer along with husband Mathew Broderick decided on a surrogate pregnancy because she found it hard to conceive after their first son James. The second pregnancy resulted in twins Marion and Tabitha. Many assumed that Parker used a surrogacy because of her work constraints.
5 Giuliana Rancic was too thin to conceive?
Guiliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic revealed it was hard for them to conceive since 2009. Rancic also had a miscarriage in 2010 and could not get pregnant despite two IVF transfers. She was also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. In 2012 she was finally able to have her first child Son Edward through surrogacy. Guiliana had always been too thin which was the possible reason for her difficulty in conceiving.
4 Angela basset used a surrogate after seven years of bad luck
Angela Basset fought hard for seven years trying to conceive a child but failed. She revealed this on Oprah way back in 2007. Through the information provided by a friend, the actress with her husband Courtney Vance finally decided for surrogacy and the couple was finally blessed with twins Daughter Bronwyn and son Slater.
3 Cindy Margolis needed to keep her figure for her modeling career
Cindy Margolis delivered her son Nicholas in 2002 but her twin daughters Sabrina and Sierra were born from surrogacy in 2005. At the time Margolis was modeling for companies like Vidal Sassoon and Reebok so she needed to maintain her figure. In 2006 she also appeared in Playboy.
2 Cheryl Tiegs’ body couldn’t handle a baby
Known as the first American supermodel, Cheryl Tiegs was married and divorced four times. After her first child Zackary with husband Anthony Peck, her second pregnancy was a surrogacy that gave her twins Theo and Jaden. Tiegs was by then 52 years old.
1 Kim Kardashian didn’t want to lose her curvy figure again
Kim Kardashian gained a huge amount of weight when pregnant with North and saint. The reality star took a long time getting back to her normal curvy self. After that she felt that pregnancy was awful and that she would never get pregnant again. Kim then revealed this month that she would be having her third child through a surrogate. Kim is one of the celebrities who used surrogates just because she doesn’t like the idea of being pregnant.