Actress Elizabeth Banks Welcomes Son Via Surrogate


Actress Elizabeth Banks has welcomed her first child, born via surrogate.

“30 Rock” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” actress Elizabeth Banks and her husband, Max Handelman, have welcomed their first child after years of failed fertility treatments.

Banks announced her happy baby news on her personal blog today.

The actress wrote, “The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: We make a ‘baby cake’ and bake it in another woman’s ‘oven’.

“From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means happy and lucky in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.”

Banks married Handelman, her college sweetheart, in 1992.

Congrats to Elizabeth and Max on their baby boy!

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