16 Celebrity Parents Who Had a Baby Using a Surrogate

by Effie Orfanides

16 Celebrity Parents Who Had a Baby Using a Surrogate

Having a baby doesn’t come easy for everyone—celebrities included. Whether there are complications, difficulties getting pregnant, or a celeb deciding to have someone else carry her baby for other reasons, surrogates aren’t all that rare in Hollywood. Of course, surrogates are popular choices for gay couples as well. Check out these 15 celebrities who used a surrogate to have a baby.


Tyra Banks



The America’s Next Top Model star announced in January 2016 that she is a new mom. “We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before. But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik,” Banks told People Magazine. Her son, York, was welcomed into the world in late January.


Perez Hilton



Perez Hilton is a proud dad of two super-cute kids. The blogger is very happy being a parent and often shares sweet messages and pictures of his kids, JR and Mia, on social media.


Lucy Liu



After wanting kids for many years, Liu decided to have a gestational carrier for her baby boy, Rockwell Lloyd Liu. Rockwell was born early November of 2015.


Sarah Jessica Parker



The Sex and the City actress and husband Matthew Broderick welcomed twins, Marion and Tabitha, who came via a surrogate. The couple tried to get pregnant after their son arrived in 2002 but faced complications.


Elton John



Elton John and David Furnish wanted to become parents so they had a surrogate carry their children. The same woman carried both boys, Zachary and Elijah. Sources say that the couple is very close to the woman who carried their sons.


Elizabeth Banks



The Pitch Perfect star and her husband welcomed both of their sons, Magnus and Felix, via surrogate. In 2012 Banks opened up to Women’s Health about her pregnancy struggles. She said that having her kids helped her “forget” that she was never actually pregnant.


Giuliana Rancic



After being diagnosed with cancer, Giuliana Rancic had a very difficult time trying to conceive a baby. Although she and husband Bill tried just about everything, they decided to have a gestational carrier make their dreams of becoming parents a reality. The Rancic’s son, Duke, was born in 2012. While they would like to give Duke a sibling, the couple’s surrogate has had some complications as well.


Camille Grammer



The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star welcomed her two children with Kelsey Grammer via a surrogate. The couple ended up getting divorced in 2011. Kelsey got remarried to Kayte Walsh that same year, and the two have two children together.


Nicole Kidman



Kidman and husband Keith Urban’s daughter Sunday Rose came naturally, but the couple chose a surrogate for their second baby. Faith Margaret joined the family in 2010.


Michael Jackson



The late pop icon’s third son joined the family via a surrogate. Blanket Jackson (who has since changed his name to Buckley because he was bullied for many years) was reportedly carried by a Mexican nurse named Helena.


Neil Patrick Harris



The How I Met Your Mother actor and his husband, David Burtka, welcomed twins in 2010. Gideon Scott and Harper Grace are the greatest joys in their parents’ lives.


Ricky Martin



The singer is the proud father of twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, born in 2008. Two years after he came out as being gay, Martin looked to a surrogate to carry his kids.


Kimberly Buffington



Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington, his wife, welcomed two children (twins) via a surrogate. Thomas and Zoe were born in 2007.


Matt Bomer



The hunky actor and his partner, Simon Halls, have three children via surrogate.


Jimmy Fallon



Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, welcomed two children via surrogate. In 2013 Winnie Rose arrived, and in 2014 Frances Cole joined the family.


Katey Sagal



Years after having her first two children, Katey Sagal and her husband decided they wanted another child. They had their daughter via surrogate in 2007.