Jimmy Fallon, Elizabeth Banks and 16 More Celebs Who Used a Surrogate

Get the details on how Giuliana and Bill, Elizabeth Banks -- and 16 other celebs -- used surrogacy to expand their families! (20 Photos)

Christine Petrozzo on Aug 9, 2013 at 5:00PM

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Jimmy Fallon, Elizabeth Banks and 16 More Celebs Who Used a Surrogate

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks hilariously played a pregnant mama in What to Expect When You're Expecting, but in real life Banks never had the opportunity to carry a baby to term, explaining to Lucky magazine that "embryos wouldn't implant" in her womb. Although she admitted that turning to a surrogate was "a big leap," it was ultimately the right choice, which happily led to the birth of son Felix in March 2011. She also told Women's Health that "It helps that other moms had said that once they had their babies, they forgot they were ever pregnant," she says. "So once my focus became the baby and not the pregnancy, it was a very easy decision."

On November 14, 2012, Banks announced that she and husband Max Handelman welcomed another son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman, into their family, also via gestational surrogate.

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