10+ Celebrities Who Had Their Children Through Surrogacy

Surrogacy has become increasingly more common over the past two decades — especially in Hollywood. For some, the decision is career-centric. For others, it's done out of necessity.

Below are 10+ examples of celebrities who had their children through surrogacy. Have a look and discover which families had a little bit of help from their surrogate friends.

Tyra Banks

After more than 7 unsuccessful attempts at in-vitro, Tyra decided to pursue other options and found a surrogate.

After the baby was born, she wrote "The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," on Instagram.

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen made the announcement about her plans to pursue surrogacy while making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The actress went on to say how she is forever grateful to the young woman carrying her unborn child.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah began to have difficulties with conception after the birth of her first son.

She and her husband Matthew Broderick utilized a surrogate to help them grow their family and grow it did. They wound up having twins!

Amy Smart

Amy and her husband Carter Oosterhouse had tried for years in vain to get pregnant. There was a point where Amy vehemently believed that it would never happen for the two of them.

They found their surrogate who nine months later gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Nicole Kidman

During an interview with CNN, Nicole Kidman explained how she's been able to experience motherhood in a variety of ways:

“I’ve experienced adoption, birthing a child and I’ve experienced surrogacy. I’m like when it comes to it, I just wanna be a mama.”

Anderson Cooper

Anderson welcomed his first child via surrogacy and couldn't be happier.

When he was asked if he intended to have more children, the renowned journalist and CNN anchor hinted that he may indeed have plans to give his son a brother or sister.

Elton John

Elton and his husband David Furnish have two surrogate children, both born by the same woman.

It was reported that after the unnamed surrogate gave birth the second time, Elton forked over £20,000 as compensation. If they want to have a third, it will cost them even more.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth freely admits that the decision to use a surrogate wasn't easy and that she still feels judged by women in some circles.

She's working to grow the conversation and lessen the stigma surrounding the subject of surrogacy.

Lucy Liu

Lucy turned to surrogacy because she didn't want to make the choice between pregnancy and her career.

She welcomed her son Rockwell, who just recently had his 5th birthday! My how the time does fly when you have children.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil and his husband each fertilized one of two eggs. When Neil was asked if he ever wonders who the boys' biological father actually is, he says that he couldn't care less.

As far as Neil and David are considered, they're both parents and that's all that matters.

Katey Sagal

Katey has said that when she and husband Kurt Sutter first began their relationship, Kurt had no interest in fathering children. By the time they decided otherwise, Katey was 52.

They decided on surrogacy after challenges arose with the adoption process.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy has nothing but empathy for couples who can't conceive on their own. He and his wife fought desperately for five years to try and have kids and were unfortunately unsuccessful.

As of today, they've had two daughters via surrogates.

Kristen Wiig

Kristen has said that she made the difficult choice to pursue a surrogate after her own lengthy struggles with infertility.

She introduced her twins to the world just this past January. Kristen has said that her goal is to help other women feel comfortable talking about infertility issues.

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

Cameron Diaz tried absolutely everything under the sun to get pregnant but to no avail. After years worth of supplements acupuncture, etc. — she and Benji Madden enlisted the aid of a surrogate.

After going through so much, the couple feels that their daughter, Raddix, is truly a miracle baby.

Kim Kardashian

Kim was diagnosed with a condition known as placenta accrete. This makes the birthing process incredibly painful and even dangerous for the mother.

Rather than risk her health, Kim and Kanye opted to use a surrogate to conceive their child.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin

Alec and Hilaria surprised the world when they announced the birth of their sixth child just a few months after the birth of their fifth.

Up until that point, no one knew that the couple had enlisted the help of a surrogate.

Andy Cohen

I've been watching a lot of Below Deck during this most recent lockdown, so I feel like Andy and I are old friends.

The Watch What Happens Live host welcomed his first child via surrogacy a little more than two years ago.

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

When it came to choosing her surrogate, Gabrielle Union was searching for one quality above all others — she wanted a reader.

Gabrielle is a self-confessed bibliophile and says that she loves the smell of old book pages. It sounds weird, but I can totally relate.

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly are the parents of fraternal twins and welcomed them into the world via surrogacy.

Dennis' son Jack that he had with ex-wife Meg Ryan is 15 years older than his younger twin siblings, and only a few months apart in age from his current stepmother.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey and ex-wife Camille enlisted the services of a surrogate to help combat Camille's health issues relating to pregnancy and conception.

The couple famously split a decade ago when it was revealed that Kelsey was having an affair.

Matt Bomer

Matt has three boys, all of whom were born via surrogacy.

His twins, Henry and Walker, are turning 13 this year and his oldest Kit is 16 and will be learning how to drive. Yet Matt somehow doesn't look a day over 21.

Michael Jackson

To conceive his most recent child, nicknamed Blanket, the late King of Pop turned to an unknown surrogate.

In case you were wondering, Blanket is the child that Michael infamously dangled from a hotel window while visiting Berlin.

Angela Bassett

Angela and her partner Courtney B. Vance tried in vain to get pregnant and were tired of facing the constant disappointment of not being able to conceive.

When a friend introduced them to the idea of surrogacy, their lives changed forever.

George Lucas

There are plenty of 'Force jokes' that I could make but I'm going to do my best to refrain.

In the same year that George sold his company for more than $4 billion, he welcomed a newborn daughter via a surrogate.

Chris and Deanna Daughtry

Chris Daughtry is a man of many talents. Not only is he an incredible singer and musician, but he's also a formidable comic book artist in his own right.

His wife Deanna had a partial hysterectomy years earlier and was hence unable to conceive.

Robert De Niro

When Robert announced the birth of his baby girl via surrogacy in 2011, he was 68 years old.

Robert also has twin boys that were born in 1995 from a previous relationship. Can you imagine becoming a father (again) at 68-years-old?!

Kandi Burruss

If you're a Hay U subscriber, then you'll more than likely recognize Kandi from her tenure on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Kandi was deemed a high-risk pregnancy by her doctors and turned to surrogacy as a way to protect herself and her baby.

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana and her husband Bill gave birth to their son via surrogacy in 2012.

The couple always intended to have another baby but sadly their surrogate miscarried with their final embryo. Giuliana and Bill were understandably heartbroken over the news.

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley

Tom and his partner Richard Buckley first said hello to their baby boy (nicknamed Jack) back in 2018.

During an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Tom remarked on how much happier fatherhood has made both he and Richard.

Fredrik Eklund

Does anyone else have a soft spot for the Million Dollar Listing cast or is it just me? Fredrik and his longtime partner Derek Kaplan are each the respective biological fathers to their twin boys.

I'm happy for you Fredrik but I'm still Team Flagg all the way.

Jordana Brewster

Jordana admits that at first, it was difficult to come to terms with surrogacy as a reality.

Now, she couldn't be more thankful. Jordana says that without her surrogate, she might never have known the joys of motherhood and starting a family.