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When you’re Zsa Zsa Gabor, first comes love, then comes marriage (ahem, nine times), then comes partial paralysis, a stroke, amputation, and finally (really? really?) a baby in a baby carriage.
Sure, she’s 94, bedridden and—according to her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt (shown here with Gabor in 1993)—can no longer talk. But before you waste your time getting all outraged, none of this is anybody’s business, as the petulant pop-to-be barked at Joy Behar this week in a televised interview. The couple wants a baby and they’re going to have one (via a surrogate, thank God), and they "don’t give a damn what people think about it."
Clearly, this is nuts, but is it even legal? Seeing as egg-harvesting didn’t even exist a half century ago when Zsa Zsa was last fertile, the baby wouldn’t be biologically hers. Surrogacy laws vary by state, but apparently in California she’d have to adopt the child once it is born, which would only work if she was still alive. In one of the endless news rants, CNN quotes a reproductive biologist who adds that in light of the circumstances Gabor would have to undergo psychological evaluation in order to be awarded legal custody, something in her condition she may not be capable of consenting to, no less passing.
When asked the obvious question about his limited time with his child, the hopeful baby-daddy retorted that after a dozen or so years, you can’t teach kids anymore because they “know everything already.” Which they may or may not forget in fifty years.