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On August 20th, 2008, Ricky Martin revealed to the press that he had become the proud dad of twin boys Matteo and Valentino via a surrogate mother.Â Following the announcement, a storm of rumors surrounding the singer's sexual orientation became the talk of the town until finally admitting he was gay a few months later.
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The Australian actress and her husband, singer Keith Urban, became parents for the second time with the arrival of their daughter Faith Margaret, who was born on December 28th in 2009 from The Women's Hospital at Centennial in Nashville, TN. The couple told People.com, "Our family is truly blessed and so grateful to have received the gift that is our baby Faith Margaret."
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The world famous singer and his husband, David Furnish, realized their dream of becoming parents once and for all. The couple had previously attempted to adopt two orphaned brothers in the Ukraine, but was unfortunately denied the right by authorities. Today however, they are the happy and proud parents of young Zachary, and which John expressed, holding him in his arms is: "a feeling he will never forget."
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NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
The actor and his partner, David Burtka, became first time parents with the birth of their twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this past October.
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SARAH JESSICA PARKER
In July 2009, the 44 year-old actress and her husband, Matthew Broderick, age 47, shared with the public their joy of becoming parents to that of twin girls who were born at East Ohio Regional Hospital. The couple also has a biological son: James Wilkie. At the time when Parker made the announcement of the newborns, the actress described the surrogate mother as "a strong woman," aside from being "incredibly generous in making the choice to forming a part of their lives together."
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The famous soccer star surprised the world this past July when he sent a release to the media which read: "It is with great joy that I announce I am now the father of a child," said the 25 year-old Forward for the club Real Madrid. "In agreement with the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, my son will be under my sole custody."
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The one and only Dr. Frasier Crane, and his third wife Camile Donnatacci –whom split up just last year –, had two children through a surrogate mother: Mason Olivia, born on October 24th, 2002 and Jude Gordon, born on August 28th, 2005.
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Controversy consumed the life of the King of Pop, some true and some false, but all of which have become legend since his untimely death. His eldest children, Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, born in 1997, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, born in 1998, were conceived while he was together with a nurse named Debbie Rowe. While his third child on the other hand, Prince Michael II Jackson, or known to many as "Blanket," was born in 2002 with the help of a surrogate mother.
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The popular actor and his wife, Kimberly Buffington, became parents of twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace on November 8th, 2007. Ten days after their birth, the hospital staff administered a lethal dose of medicine known as Heparin, which put the lives of the children at risk and forced the actor to pin a lawsuit against the medication's manufacturer.
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Last November, the singer who rose to fame thanks to American Idol (FOX) and his wife, Deanna, welcomed their newborn twins Adalynn Rose and Noah James, born that of a surrogate mother as well. After their birth, the singer declared to PEOPLE that his family "was grateful and blessed by these two gifts from God." The couple already had two older children, Hannah and Griffin.
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The well known journalist and famed author has become a mom on two occasions via a surrogate womb –topic which she has repeatedly defended publicly –. Lunden married for the second time to Jeff Konigsberg in 2000. The couple had two set of twins: Max and Kate, who were born in June of 2003; as well as Jack and Kimberly, born in March 2005.
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