In light of Jimmy Fallon and his wife's recent birth of their second daughter to surrogacy (Congratulations)! I thought I would look into what other celebrities have gone through infertility in their journey to parenthood. Here's a list I found (via todaysparent.com). I only knew of three of them! This list also fails to mention Beyonce, who went public about her miscarriage.

1. Mariah Carey (miscarriage)
2. Jimmy Fallon (surrogacy)
3. Hugh Jackman (IVF & adoption)
4. Lisa Osbourne (miscarriage)
5. Celine Dion (IVF - 6 times!)
6. Gwen Stefani
7. Sarah Jessica Parker (surrogacy)
8. Nicole Kidman (surrogacy)
9. Courtney Cox (miscarriages)
10. Kim Fields (miscarriages)
11. Brooke Shields
12. Giuliana Rancic (IVF)

Who would've thunk! I think it's great when celebrities can share parts of their story. Raising awareness is really important. It can be such a "taboo" topic to talk about.

I really love Jimmy's quote from an interview he gave after the birth of his first daughter via surrogacy:

"If there's anyone out there who is trying and they're just losing hope … just hang in there... 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." 

So inspiring!


1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that all of these celebrities needed help. Very interesting!