Apart from Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, many celebrities have chosen surrogacy to have children. There are various reasons behind this, including being a single parent, same-sex couple, or struggling with infertility. Many celebrities have already used this method of parenthood; meanwhile, Priyanka and Nick contribute to the long-chain, as there is no way to embrace parenthood.
On January 22, 2022, they welcomed their baby girl three weeks earlier via surrogacy. Priyanka did not have any problem with fertility. Despite their busy schedules at the age of 39, Priyanka chose surrogacy as an easy option.
Here are other 15 celebrity couples who opted for surrogacy:
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
Baby via surrogacy: AbRam
Date of Birth: May 27, 2013
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan got married in 1991. Although Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan already had two kids, Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan, they still wanted to have another baby in their 40s. So Sohail Khan and his wife Seema Khan advised them to go for surrogacy. Abram was a premature baby born at 34 weeks.
In a media interaction, Shah Rukh Khan explained the meaning of his son’s name, “AbRam is a Jewish connotation of Hazrat Ibrahim, so I think it is a good mix,” he also added,” It sounds very nice with the name of Hindu God, Ram, in it.”
Baby via surrogacy: Laksshya
Date of Birth: June 1, 2016
In an interview, Tushar Kapoor revealed that after turning 35 years old, he decided to become a single father. He welcomes his son, Laksshya, on June 1, 2016, via surrogacy.
Tusshar Kapoor said as a single parent, “Never, because I wouldn’t have gone through the process of becoming a single parent if I had any doubts about it. I did it at a time and age when I was ready for it and willing to take on the responsibility,” and he also added, “I feel like I’m taking the right step. And as of today, I feel like my day is fulfilled because I have so many things to do with my son.”
Baby via surrogacy: Ravie
Date of Birth: January 27, 2019
Ekta Kapoor, as a single parent, opted for surrogacy. In an interview, she revealed that she had stored her eggs when she was 36. In 2019, she welcomed her son, Ravie, via surrogacy. She named her son, Ravie after her father, Ravi Kapoor. Unfortunately, Ekta Kapoor failed multiple times to get pregnant, even after multiple cycles of IUI and IVF.
Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber
Baby via surrogacy: Asher and Nosh Weber
Date of Birth: February 11, 2018
Gender: Twin Boys
Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber got married on January 20, 2011. In 2018, they welcomed their twin boys, Asher, and Nosh Weber, via surrogacy. Sunny was struggling to have a baby due to infertility. In 2017, the couple had adopted a 21 months old girl Nisha, and later in 2018, they opted for surrogacy. After adoption, the couple found out that they had twin boys. Sunny said,” We call that God’s plan”.
Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough
Baby via surrogacy: Gia and Jai
Date of Birth: November 18, 2021
Gender: Twin Boys
Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough got married in 2016. In November 2021, they welcomed their twin son, Gia, and Jai, via surrogacy. Preity Zinta had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, for which the chances of her conceiving a baby were less. It is the reason the couple opted for surrogacy.
Baby via surrogacy: Yash and Roohi
Date of Birth: February 7, 2017
Gender: Twin boy and girl
Karan Johar, a single parent, welcomed his twins, Yash and Roohi Johar, via surrogacy. After altering her mother’s name, Hiroo Johar, he named her daughter and his son after his former father, Yash Johar.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Baby via surrogacy: Azad Rao
Date of Birth: December 5, 2011
Aamir Khan and his Ex-wife Kiran Rao got married in 2005. On December 5, 2011, they welcomed their baby boy, Azad Rao, via surrogacy. As Rao faced a problem conceiving a baby due to miscarriage and medical complications, they decided to opt for surrogacy.
Aamir said,” I am so humbled by the completeness Azad makes me feel.” Further, Aamir has a son, Junaid and a daughter, Ira, from his former wife, Reena Dutta.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Baby via surrogacy: Samisha
Date of Birth: February 15, 2020
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra got married in 2009. On February 15, 2020, they welcomed a baby girl, Samisha, via surrogacy. In an interview, Shilpa Shetty revealed that she was facing miscarriages and waiting for adoption, despite surrogacy being their only option. The couple already had a seven-year-old son, Viaan.
Shilpa said,” Our prayers have been answered with a miracle”. She also explained the meaning of Samisha’s unique name as ‘Sa’ in Sanskrit means “to have” and ‘Misha’ in Russian stands for “someone like God”. She further said,” You personify thus name our God Laxmi and complete our family”.
Shreyas Talpade and Deepti Talpade
Baby via surrogacy: Aadya
Date of Birth: May 4, 2018
Shreyas Talpade and Deepti Talpade got married in 2004. Over 14 years of marriage, they faced problems in having a baby, so they opted for surrogacy and were blessed with a baby girl, Aadya, in 2018. Shreyas said,” I think she looks more like Deepti with her round face” and also added,” but her features are changing every day.”
Sohail Khan and Seema Khan
Baby via surrogacy: Yohan Khan
Date of Birth: June 2011
Sohail Khan and Seema Khan got married in 1998. In 2011, they welcomed their second child, Yohan Khan, via surrogacy. After their first child, Nirvaan, the couple faced problems in having a second child. So, after 10 years of the birth of their first child, they opted for surrogacy.
Lisa Ray and Jason Dehni
Baby via surrogacy: Sufi and Soleil
Date of Birth: June 24, 2018
Gender: Twin girls
Lisa Ray and Jason Dehni got married in 2012. Before marriage, Lisa was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer in 2009. They had a tough time having a baby due to the actor’s cancer medication. So they opted for surrogacy in the actor’s 40s. In 2018, they welcomed twin girls, Sufi and Soleil, via surrogacy.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Baby via surrogacy: Chicago and Psalm
Date of Birth: January 2019 and May 2019
Gender: Daughter and son
Kim Kardashian and her ex-husband Kanye West got married in 2014. Kim has the condition of placenta accreta. Due to this condition, Kim suffered during her pregnancies with her son, Saint, and daughter, North.
Kim always had a big family. It left surrogacy as the safest option for her to have more children. So, the couple opted for surrogacy and welcomed their third and fourth child, daughter Chicago and son Psalm, in their family. Kim mentioned on her website,” We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give”, and she also added, “to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care.”
Kristen Welker and John Hughes
Baby via surrogacy: Margot Lane Welker Hughes
Date of Birth: June 12, 2019
Kristen Welker and John Hughes got married in 2017. Kristen failed to conceive a baby, and after three years of failed IVF treatment, they decided to opt for surrogacy. On June 12, 2019, they welcomed their baby girl, Margot Lane Welker Hughes, via surrogacy. Kristen said,” I was the first person to catch her and to hold her, I felt the most incredible bond with her, and that maternal instinct kicked in immediately,”
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Baby via surrogacy: Gideon Scott and Harper Grace
Date of Birth: October 12, 2010
Gender: Twin boy and girl
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka got married in 2014. Being a same-sex couple, surrogacy was the only option to embrace parenthood. They opted for surrogacy via the help of an egg donor and a surrogate.
Harris said,” We found an egg donor anonymously through a hilarious process of looking at people’s profiles and then an amazing surrogate who had helped a same-sex couple before. And then we inserted two eggs, one with my sperm, one with David’s sperm, and they both took.” Moreover, Burtka added,” We don’t know whose is whose.”
Baby via surrogacy: Wyatt
Date of Birth: April 27, 2020
Anderson Cooper welcomed his son, Wyatt, via surrogacy. He named him after his journalist father. Wyatt weighed 3.3 Kg during birth and the proud father, Cooper, also said,” and he is sweet, healthy, and soft, and I am beyond happy”.
Cooper, on his Instagram, posted his one picture with an emotional caption which said,” As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child”, and he also mentioned that “I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth”. He continued,” Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing that she and all surrogates give to families who can’t have children.” He also added that his surrogate has a beautiful family of her own and a very supportive husband and kids.
Conclusion: Surrogacy is a sensitive topic to which many people are not open yet. People still believe in the traditional method of having a baby and still have narrow thinking about surrogacy. Hope that surrogacy opens up acceptance of infertility and parenthood worldwide. These celebrities are spreading awareness of opting for surrogacy without any narrow thoughts. Also, surrogacy is not possible without remarkable surrogates and their wonderfully supportive family, who make it possible for the incapable parents to have a child.