Celebrities Who Have Faced Infertility

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Infertility can strike anyone, including celebrities. Check out these candid quotes from some of your favorite celebrities who have faced infertility. 

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Jimmy Fallon

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.

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Nicole Kidman

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.

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Giuliana Rancic

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.”

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Elizabeth Banks

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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Celebrities Who Have Faced Infertility

Amanda is a social media manager for a health care organization by day, a blogger and freelance writer by night, and a celebrity news junkie all the time! She's also mom to an amazing 2 year-old boy and wife to a great guy who indulges all her celebrity gossip (and sometimes tries to scoop her!) Amanda loves coffee, fashion, nail polish, cats, and Tim Gunn (not always in that order.) For more celebrity gossip, fashion, beauty and DIY, visit Amanda's blog, It's Blogworthy. ... More

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  1. Profile photo of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Whatever status one may have, facing infertility is hard as I can imagine. Patience and faith paid off for these celebrities. I was inspired with Guiliana’s battle. It was not easy facing infertility (on nationwide TV) and breast cancer.

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