Celebrity Babies Born Via Surrogate Mothers

Hollywood’s baby boom includes a variety of different ways in which celebrities add to their families. Many stars choose to adopt children, others conceive naturally, and others enlist the help of a surrogate mother to bring their bundles of joy into their lives.

Click below for a closer look at some of the celebrities whose babies were born via surrogate mothers.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are the proud parents of James Wilkie, 7 1/2, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, 11 months.

Tabitha and Marion were born via a surrogate mother after Sarah Jessica Parker shared that she “tried and tried and tried to get pregnant.” But when she was unable to conceive, she and Broderick decided to use a surrogate mother to add to their family. She spoke very highly of the surrogate mom they chose, calling her “strong, bright, independent, thoughtful, caring, gracious and generous.”

Parker also shares, with regard to meeting her babies for the first time,

Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s—suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and—I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary. I am very poor at describing it. But it’s amazing.

Due to the nature of her high profile pregnancy, sadly, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s surrogate mother, Michelle Ross, was plagued by scandal when two police chiefs were accused of breaking into her home with the hopes of finding information they could sell to the tabloids.

But we’re glad to report that the end result of the drama is a happy family blessed with two adorable twin girls.

Pop singer Ricky Martin‘s twin boys Valentino and Matteo were born via surrogate mother in August 2008.

Of his decision to use a surrogate mother instead of adopting children, the singer told People Magazine,

Adoption was one option, but it’s complicated and can take a long time. Surrogacy was an intriguing and faster option. I thought, ‘I’m going to jump into this with no fear.

Martin also added that he flies solo when it comes to raising his kids, and does not enlist the help of a nanny saying,

I don’t have a nanny. I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I’m taking care of them, but I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep.

According to reports, the surrogate mother of Martin’s twin boys received such perks as “a weekly massage and a housekeeper.”

Ricky Martin also attributes his proud and bold move to come out as a homosexual to being inspired by his sons saying, “To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with.”

Click here to read more of Martin’s statement on coming out and feeling blessed.

Broadway actress of the famed musical Hairspray, Marissa Jaret Winokur underwent a hysterectomy at the age of 27 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Surrogacy was her “last chance” to become a mother and she elaborates on the decision to use a surrogate mother to add to your family saying,

For people out there who don’t understand surrogacy, it’s very important that they understand it’s not about someone in Hollywood who doesn’t want to gain weight. It’s not like Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t want to have her own baby. For everybody that has a surrogate, that was their last chance. That was their last option – that was their only option. It’s the most amazing, wonderful thing, but it’s also a really hard decision to make because you’re trusting the most important thing to somebody. For me, that was the only way I was going to have a baby, so I was like ‘I’m in, let’s go.’ There was no looking back. But for a lot of women, there are lots of different options, so it’s important to figure out what’s the best option for them.

Jaret Winokur is thrilled to be the mother of her adorable son Zev, two this July, with husband Judah Miller.

She is still in contact with Zev‘s surrogate mother sharing,

Having a surrogate is a life-changing experience. At the end, you’re going to have a baby. For me, my surrogate is still in my life, my surrogate is still 100% part of my son’s life. That’s how I wanted to deal with it. Other people don’t want to deal with it.

Emmy Award winning Young & the Restless star Michelle Stafford told People Magazine in 2009,

After a three-year journey through hell, I’m elated, ecstatic and feel ultimately lucky to be able to announce I’m expecting my own child via surrogate in December.

After unsuccessful attempts to conceive with several failed surgeries for egg retrieval, artificial insemination and invitro fertilization, the star says the process of trying to become pregnant was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Stafford’s dreams came true when her daughter, Natalia Scout Lee Stafford was born on December 21, 2009. Her rep released the jubilant news that Michelle’s baby “is healthy, gorgeous, and amazing…” and that “Michelle is out of her mind happy.”

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer and wife Camille have two children who were born via a surrogate mother, Mason Olivia, 8 and Jude Gordon, 5. Here the adorable kids are seen splashing in the ocean in Miami with their doting parents.

Grammer’s Frasier co-star Peri Gilpin and her husband, painter Christian Vincent had twin girls Stella and Ava, who just turned 6 years-old via a surrogate mother. The actress told People Magazine,

Finding out we were going to be parents was one of the happiest days of our lives.

The gleeful new parents added that the feeling of holding their girls for the first time was “the best, best, best in the world, world, world.”

Debbie Rowe is one of the most famous surrogate mothers ever known, having been thrust into the spotlight by giving birth to two of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s children, Prince and Paris. She was also briefly married to Jackson from 1996-1999 and upon their divorce, surrendered her parental rights to Jackson.

According to reports, Rowe’s eggs were not used when she acted as the surrogate mother, and the biological father is unknown, (although tabloids report that the father is Rowe’s former employer and Jackson’s dermatologist Arnold Klein), but in the custody hearings for Jackson’s children after his untimely passing, Rowe’s lawyer insisted that she was the biological mother of both children. Jackson’s third child, Blanket was not born of Rowe, and according to our previous reports here on Celebrity Baby Scoop, “the identity of Blanket’s mother has not been released by Jackson, but he has said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm cells.

After Michael’s death, Rowe’s attorney said that Debbie, “…is inconsolable… she will always love Michael and she always considered him a dear friend.”

Jackson’s children are currently being raised by his mother, Katherine Jackson, in accordance with his will.

Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington‘s 2 1/2-year-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, were also born via surrogate.

The family experienced a terrifying health scare when they babies were 12 days old and were accidentally administered a near fatal dose of blood thinning drug heparin at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Quaid Family has since settled with the hospital for $500,000 and free health care with regard to the heparin overdose.

The precious duo is now healthy and adorable and we spotted them here last week out and about with mom and dad.

The next celebrity baby born via surrogate mother may be the child of actor Neil Patrick Harris. Last year we reported that the star was searching for a surrogate. The actor responded to reports with the statement: “We are not currently expecting a baby. Maybe someday.”

Filed under: Celebrity Dads,Celebrity Kids,Celebrity Moms,Dennis Quaid,Exclusives,Kimberly Buffington,Marion Broderick,Marissa Jaret Winokur,Matthew Broderick,Michael Jackson,Michelle Stafford,Neil Patrick Harris,Peri Gilpin,Prince Michael Jackson II,Ricky Martin,Sarah Jessica Parker,Tabitha Broderick

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  1. CDionFan21

    I absolutely adore what SJP said about her daughters! She is such a wonderful mom! And Matthew is a great dad! James, Loretta and Tabitha are very lucky children to have such great parents!

  2. Sari

    As the mother of twins born through surrogacy, I am so happy that people like Sarah Jessica Parker and Marissa Jaret Winokur are willing to go public with their stories. Their wonderful experiences will hopefully change whatever negative opinions people have about this amazing option. No, it may not be the answer for everyone struggling with infertility, but at least we can get the word out that it’s a viable alternative. My experience was nothing but positive, and my husband and I are not only blessed with beautiful twins, but eternally grateful to the incredible woman who got them here!

  3. Suzane

    if anyone who speaks spanish reads this I’ve got a friend of mine doing a translation and she needs to know how to translate “surrogate mother”??? Some people told her “alquiler de vientre” (alquiler=rent) but she is unsure due to the rent term…cause you are not supposed to pay to a surrogate mother. http://www.womenhealthcenter.net/surrogate-motherhood.html

    I aprecciate if anyone could help!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous

    Surrogate Mother = Madre Subrogada (spanish) 😉

  5. Anonymous

    Okay, so if you want to look good on film, you have to have a personal trainer, a hair stylist, a makeup artist, director of photography, lighting specialists, ghost writers to adapt the screenplay, voice coaches, etc. etc. etc. If the script calls for a close-up of a hand (or a foot), special actors/models are hired to play the part of a celebrity hand. If the script calls for something dangerous, a stunt double is hired to put on a wig and risk everything for the ingrate who can’t afford to take that risk. Now we come to find out that there are movie stars who don’t want to wreck their figure so they hire a surrogate mother? Why not just play the Sims and abuse your virtual children without ever actually harming actual people? My surrogate parents did their best for me, but even they had an impossible job. You expect some Hollywood megalomaniac to do a better job than my parents did?

  6. Anonymous

    with all the children in the world needing adoption, why go surrogacy? These kids want parents too!

  7. confi

    Dear friend,
    I welcome your idea of surrogate mother preferably TS. We are a happily married couple but since my wife has uterus problem so nature won’t allow her to be a mom. In spite of all the medical treatments no baby for my wife and she really misses the biggest gift of life. You have a gift please don’t go for abortion and before it is too late (body clock is ticking away) get or even give the best gift of life that is a child. Please email and contact with any suggestion and feedback confident00100@yahoo.com.

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