Celebrities Who Have Faced Infertility
Infertility can strike anyone, including celebrities. Check out these candid quotes from some of your favorite celebrities who have faced infertility.
Before the Tonight Show host brought his daughter, Winnie Rose, home, he and his wife, Nancy, struggled for five years with infertility. “We've tried a bunch of things,” Fallon, 38, told Savannah Guthrie. “Anyone who's tried will know, it's just awful. We tried before, we told people and then it didn't happen,” Fallon said. “And it's just really depressing. It's really hard on everybody.” The couple eventually conceived via a gestational surrogate.
Nicole Kidman has lots of experience with kids, but her road to motherhood was not an easy one. After experiencing infertility while married to Tom Cruise (the couple adopted two children, Connor and Isabella), Nicole was finally able to give birth to her daughter Sunday with husband Keith Urban. Nicole then experienced infertility treatments, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage while trying to add to her brood. “I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to get pregnant,” she said. Nicole and Keith eventually brought home their second daughter, Faith, through gestational surrogate.
Infertility is difficult on its own, but it can be even more difficult living these hardships on national television. Giuliana Rancic, host of E! News, spent years trying to have a baby with her husband, Bill. Their fertility problems were the focus of the couple's reality show, Giuliana and Bill. Giuliana said she would have rather kept her infertility private. “Had you given me a crystal ball when we were signing on to do the reality show that said, ‘This is what's coming up, do you want to do it?' I would've said absolutely not. You couldn't pay me enough. But, looking back, I'm so happy that I did do it. As I would question God, ‘Why are you doing this to me, why me?' I think God knew I was a loud-mouthed Italian girl who would get out and share my story, not tuck it under a rug.”
The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks and her husband, Max Handelman, both have great careers, but the one thing they were missing was a child. After years of struggling with infertility, the college sweethearts who met at the University of Pennsylvania decided to bring a child into their lives through a surrogate. “It was, frankly, the only way my husband and I, who have been together for nearly 20 years, could have a child that was half him and half me. So, for us, it was absolutely the way to go,” Elizabeth said.
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