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People have been wondering when Ricky Martin would welcome another child into his family for years. He welcomed sons Matteo and Valentino in 2008 but now, a decade later, he announced that he and husband Jwan Yosef welcomed a baby girl named Lucia in December 2018. The singer has been said to have used a surrogate to welcome his children, making him one of many celebrities to go down that route in order to become parents. 

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but you have to admit that her decision to be so open and honest about her personal life is pretty darn refreshing, especially when it comes to her fertility issues and her journey with surrogacy. Not all celebs are quick to get real about something as private as hiring a gestational carrier to carry their baby but she's been super transparent about it.

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In fact, days after her daughter Chicago West was born in January 2018, Kim wrote a post on her website KimKardashianWest.com about how difficult it was not being able to carry her own baby. "Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or think it's the easy way out is completely wrong," she wrote at the time. "People assume it's better because you don't have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me, it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint."

Kim is far from being the only celebrity who has opened up about using an alternative method to grow her family. Have a look at other celebrities who have shared details about their experiences and other stars who are rumored to have also become parents through surrogacy.

Kim has been open about the fact that a gestational carrier or surrogate is not for everyone. 1

There are so many reasons why a couple might need a gestational carrier or a surrogate. I’m so grateful for modern technology and that this is even possible,” she wrote after welcoming baby Chicago through a surrogate in January 2017. “It’s not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I’ve ever had. Our gestational carrier gave us the greatest gift one could give. The feeling at the end of the whole process is so rewarding.” 


Kim and husband Kanye West are reportedly expecting a fourth child through surrogacy. 2

After having such a positive experience the first time around, it was reported in January 2019 that the couple are expecting a second boy through a surrogate. 


Perez Hilton used a surrogate for all three of his children. 3

He confirmed that he used an egg donor and surrogate for all three of his kids, 4-year-old son Mario Armando Lavandeira, 2-year-old daughter Mia Alma, and his new daughter, Mayte Amor, who was born on October 4, 2017. 

Zoe Saldana still hasn’t revealed how she welcomed her third child. 4

This is something we’re being very meticulous about because of the process of how we completed our family,” Zoe told People regarding how her and husband Marco Perego Saldana had their third baby, son Zen. “When we’re there, when the time comes and our third baby is a little older, and all the forces that helped us have him with us are comfortable then we will share it because we know it would very positive and inspiring to many families that are looking to complete themselves and are not able to do it in the conventional way.” 


Giuliana Rancic used a gestational surrogate due to health problems. 5

Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic welcomed their son Edward Duke Rancic via gestational surrogate. Her miscarriages and failed IVF attempts is what led them to take this alternative route. Because Giuliana had been diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2011, it was risky for her to get pregnant shortly after. "If she’d gotten pregnant, it probably wouldn’t have been a very good outcome because of all the hormones. It would have made the cancer surge. So this was the best option,” Bill told Us Weekly

In 2008, Ricky Martin welcomed his twin sons via a surrogate. 6

The surrogate woman's identity has always been kept very private, but Ricky seems very happy with his twins, Matteo and Valentino. The boys apparently get along wonderfully with his new husband, Jwan Yosef. 


Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef welcomed another baby together in 2018! 7

The couple revealed in December 2018 that they had welcomed a daughter together. The singer revealed that he and his husband along with his two sons had fallen in love with their baby girl Lucia. 

Cristiano Ronaldo already has three children of his own all, welcomed via surrogate. 8

The soccer player's sexuality has been questioned numerous times after having three children via surrogate. But he's currently expecting his third child with girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez. 


In January 2016, Tyra Banks confirmed that she welcomed a son via a surrogate with boyfriend Erik Asla. 9

"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world," Tyra captioned a picture on Instagram announcing the news. 

Lucy Liu welcomed her son Rockwell Lloyd in 2015. 10

“It just seemed like the right option for me because I was working and I didn’t know when I was going to be able to stop,” she shared with People.


Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban welcomed their daughter Faith Margaret via surrogacy in 2008. 11

Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban welcomed their daughter Faith Margaret via surrogacy in 2008.


Nicole Kidman adopted her two eldest children Connor and Isabella with ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Her and current husband, Keith Urban, had daughter Sunday Rose together but used a surrogate to welcome their daughter Faith Margaret

Sarah Jessica Parker and and Matthew Broderick had twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, with help from a surrogate. 12

Sarah Jessica Parker and and Matthew Broderick had twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, with help from a surrogate.


“This was one of the things we discussed with seriousness that had real possibilities for us," she said in 2009. 


Jordana Brewster's sons, Julian and Rowan, were both welcomed using alternative methods. 13

"I couldn't carry a baby. It [surrogacy] taught me a lot to have to rely on someone else to carry my baby for me, because I'm such a private and self-sufficient person. It's the most intimate leap of faith and trust you can take," she told Cosmo For Latinas in 2014.

Miguel Bosé surprised the world when he revealed that he had four children. 14

The Spanish actor and singer has four kids that he welcomed via surrogate. Funny thing is, no one had seen their faces before an internet hack that exposed them. 


There was always a lot of confusion surrounding Michael Jackson's three children. 15

There was always a lot of confusion surrounding Michael Jackson's three children.


According to reports, Michael used a surrogate to carry his three children Prince Michael, Paris, and Blanket. It is also believed that Michael wasn't the biological father of at least two children, which many suspect to be Prince Michael and Paris. It was all so mysterious. Remember that time he waved baby Prince Michael over the balcony of a hotel in Berlin, Germany? Seriously, how can anyone forget that?

Elton John and husband, David Fubish, welcomed two babies via surrogate. 16

Their sons, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John and Zachary, were welcomed on this earth via surrogate. They actually used the same surrogate mom for both babies too. 


Neil Patrick Harris had two sons with his husband, David Burtka. 17

 Neil Patrick Harris had two sons with his husband, David Burtka.


Their kids, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, were both born via surrogate. The eggs were fertilized with one sperm from Harris and one sperm from David.

Gabrielle Union welcomed a bundle of joy in November 2008. 18

The actress, who has been open about her long struggle with fertility, revealed that she had welcomed her baby daughter Kaavia through surrogacy. "We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days," she captioned gorgeous Instagram pics of herself and husband Dwayne Wade with their baby.


Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, have expressed their support for surrogacy. 19

The Tonight Show host and his partner welcomed two daughters via surrogacy and he has opened up about their journey. "We tried for a long time, for five years. I know people have tried much longer, but if there's anyone out there who is trying and they're just losing hope ... just hang in there," he said on the TODAY show. "Try every avenue; try anything you can do, 'cause you'll get there. You'll end up with a family, and it's so worth it. It is the most 'worth it' thing. I'm just so happy right now. I'm freaking out."

Actress Amy Smart welcomed a baby girl in December 2016. 20

She shared an adorable Instagram pic in January 2017 to announce the news and she captioned it: "Feeling so grateful to have her in my arms... after years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her."


Elizabeth Banks welcomed two sons through a surrogate. 21

Elizabeth Banks welcomed two sons through a surrogate.

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She struggled getting pregnant but later opted for surrogacy and now has sons, Magnus and Felix. "It helped that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant," she told Women's Health in 2012. "So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision."