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Celebrities Who Used Surrogates to Have Babies


There are so many celebrities who used surrogates to help welcome their precious babies into the world. Which of your favorite stars decided to enlist the help of a surrogate?

Ricky Martin

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When Latin sensation Ricky Martin revealed that he was gay in 2010, he said that he wanted to be authentic to set a good example for his children. In August of 2008, Ricky welcomed incredibly adorable twin boys via surrogate named Valentino and Matteo.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

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In January 2011, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban released a surprise statement that they were the new parents of a baby girl. Nicole and Keith welcomed the baby via surrogate and she is their biological daughter. Born on December 28, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban joins big sister Sunday Rose born in July 2008.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and her hubby Matthew Broderick were happily raising son James Wilke (born in 2002) and their family appeared complete. That all changed in June of 2009 when Sarah and Matthew welcomed twin girls named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge via surrogate.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

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How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his partner were happy in their relationship but wanted more. The two decided to become parents via surrogate and in October 2010, they welcomed adorable fraternal twins. The babies are named Harper Grace and Gideon Scott.

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance

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Actress Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance wanted so much to have children but were having difficulty conceiving. Seven years of failed attempts led them to the idea of trying a different route. In 2008, they finally welcomed twins Slater Josian and Bronwyn Golden via surrogate.

Elton John and David Furnish

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After spending many years together and nurturing two successful careers, David Furnish and Elton John decided to bring a child into their family. The little miracle arrived via surrogate on Christmas in 2010. They named their son Zachary Jackson Levon John Furnish.

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