Surrogacy is common in Hollywood, as evidenced by Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen and these other celebs who’ve had their children carried by another person.

Elizabeth Banks

Magnus Mitchell and Felix were both born via surrogate after Elizabeth Banksand husband Max Handelman took “a big leap” of faith.

“This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime,” Banks said of the surrogacy process following Magnus’ birth.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is dad to twin boys Matteo and Valentino, born to a surrogate mother in August 2008.

“Adoption was one option, but it’s complicated and can take a long time,” the singer told PEOPLE that December.

“Surrogacy was an intriguing and faster option,” he explained. “I thought, ‘I’m going to jump into this with no fear.’ I put my name on the list for one baby and then found out I got two!”

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo—mom to son Eli Christopher and daughters Sienna May and Stella Luna with husband Chris Ivery — used a surrogate for Sienna.

“It’s important to protect the privacy of the surrogate, but don’t forget, I am the same girl who had the mayor of New York City marry me and it didn’t get out for five days,” Pompeo joked in 2014 after announcing her younger daughter’s arrival. “I’m good at that!”


Star Wars mastermind George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson welcomed their daughter Everest in August 2013 via gestational surrogate.

Lucas has three adult children through adoption: Jett, Katie and Amanda.

“It was only through fate, really,” John added of becoming a dad through son Zachary Jackson Levon and Elijah Joseph Daniel (both boys were born to the same surrogate).


After struggling with infertility, miscarriage and breast cancer, Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill welcomed their son Edward Duke in August 2012.

“I love that she was honest”.

“It made me realize that the important stuff is what I should be listening for, and that’s when I knew she was the one.”

GloZell Green

Sadly in early 2017, YouTube personality GloZell Green shared that her surrogate Shawna Johnson was going to miscarry her second child.

But Green and husband Kevin Simon are parents to daughter O’Zell Gloriana De, whom Johnson gave birth to in August 2016.

“To say, ‘What Shawna is doing for us is the greatest gift,’ is an understatement.”

“She truly is an angel in our lives and we will be forever grateful to her for her generosity toward us.”


Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez and husband Jonathan Rollo became fathers in December 2015, when daughter Francesca Isabella was born to their surrogate Dayna.

“I love Jon and Joey. When I think about giving birth and placing her in their arms, that’s what it’s all about for me — their joy, their emotions.”

“That’s what’s going to get me to the end.”

In April, Dayna delivered the couple’s second child, son Jake Stone.

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