why do celebrities use surrogates

why do celebrities use surrogates?

Today, there is a lot of news from celebrities, models and actresses using a surrogate, but why do celebrities use  surrogate? In this article of TebMedTourism, we introduce few celebrities who welcomed children via surrogacy journey.

Many factors lead celebrities to choose surrogacy. We describe in detail why the following stars say welcome to their new children via gestational surrogacy.

We introduce 15 celebrities that announce their parenthood via surrogacy. We might think the only reason that celebrities use surrogacy for having a child / children is, to keep their physical appearance in shape, but it is really not. We can name some of the reason for celebrities’ surrogacy:

  • Aging and not being in age of child bearing
  • Incapability of tolerating pregnancy complications conditions
  • Struggling with fertility
  • Morbidities such as cancer, drug and alcohol abuse
Celebrities Who Have Used Surrogates

Celebrities Who Have Used Surrogates!

Are stars just like us? When it comes to infertility and surrogacy, you ‘re right. Surrogacy is more common than you might think in Hollywood and Bollywood. Countless celebrities have used surrogates to carry their children for various reasons, and the list continues to grow. You might not be aware of these 15 celebrities who used surrogates!

Hollywood celeb moms who welcomed babies using a surrogate:

1. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, in the last interview, explained that they chose surrogacy because she had medical complications. The actress believes it was a necessary step. She described their surrogate journey as generous, lovely, and funny.

2. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick expanded their family with the aid of a surrogate. In 2009, the couple welcomed twin girls into their family. They previously had a son by natural pregnancy.
This actress explained the reasons that led her choosing surrogacy was Secondary infertility.
Secondary infertility exhibits many of the same symptoms as other types of infertility. Secondary infertility, on the other hand, occurs when you are unable to conceive or carry a baby to full term following a previous successful pregnancy. Either the man or the woman can cause infertility.

3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim gave birth to the first two children naturally, but why Kim Kardashian used a surrogate? Kim’s difficulties with pregnancy led to a condition called placenta accreta, which makes another pregnancy fatal. Placenta accreta is a dangerous complication of pregnancy that happens when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. So Kardashian chooses a surrogacy journey with a secure surrogate to prevent fatal pregnancy.
Kim said about her treatment story for the first child: “It was a long road. I was going to the doctor in Beverly hills every day at five AM to test if I was ovulating or not”. Because of the exhausting experience of the first child, Kim decided to end such a difficult struggle for a successful pregnancy and finally used a gestational surrogate for her new child.

4. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson

The reason that Khloé used a surrogate mother was the 80% possibility of miscarrying. She experienced several early miscarriages, so she chose surrogacy. Miscarriage is the other reason that celebrities use a surrogate.

5. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman successfully carried her first biological child, Sunday Rose, but the happy couple’s second daughter, Faith Margaret, was born via surrogacy in 2010. The couple did not explain why they chose this method, although according to The Australian newspaper, Kidman has a long history of fertility problems and had previously undergone IVF. As women age, the risks related to pregnancy increase. That is probably why she chose to use a surrogate to carry her fourth child (she was 43 years old at that time).

6. Kristen Wiig & Avi Rothman

Kristen and Avi were announced to be engaged by people in August 2019. They expected to give birth to twins through surrogacy in early 2020.
Wiig had been trying to get pregnant for years, but it was unsuccessful. She reported it was the “most difficult time of her life,”. However, she was against using a surrogate, and every time her doctor suggested alternative ways, she said to him: “Nope. Never again bring up the subject”.
But she eventually accepted that she needed an assistant and found the proper surrogate. Their surrogacy procedure led to their healthy twins.

7. Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg

Jamie Chung stated in the media that she feared pregnancy, despite wanting to have children. she was terrified that getting pregnant would entirely jeopardize her job. Because as she stated she may easily be forgotten if she doesn’t work within the next month of her last job.
She was one of the celebrities who was ashamed about her surrogacy journey, so for months kept IVF surrogacy private, and one year later, she announced it. However, other celebrities conveniently announce IVF and surrogacy.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo

In June 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo had twins via a surrogate, Eva and Mateo Ronaldo, who were born in San Diego like their older brother. The football player didn’t share any reason for choosing a surrogate mother. He just expressed that he is grateful that he now has twins.
Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo’s fiancé, gave birth to Ronaldo’s fourth child in July 2017. she was named Alana Martin.

9. Sally and Marcus Obermeder

After being told another pregnancy was too risky, and could stimulate the return of Sally’s cancer, Sally and Marcus decided to pursue a surrogate to carry their child. Sally was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer while carrying her first child, Annabelle, and found she had a tennis ball-sized lump in her breast.
Sally and Marcus decided to find a surrogate in the US to grow their family. They grew close to mother-of-three Rachel, who gave birth to their second child, Elyssa, in December 2016.

Bollywood celebrities who opted for childbirth via surrogacy:

10. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

Aamir Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao, became parents to their baby boy Azad Rao Khan via surrogacy in 2011. The couple even announced in a public notice that their reason for choosing the surrogacy method was the fact that Kiran had suffered a miscarriage and uterine complications.

11. Sohail Khan and Seema Khan

To have Yohan Khan, Sohail Khan and his wife Seema Khan chose the surrogacy procedure.

12. Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan

By the time Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan decided to have a third child in their 40s, they already had two children. Gauri had been trying unsuccessfully for two years to have another baby. They received advice to choose surrogacy from Sohail Khan and his wife. In May 2013, the couple finally welcomed their son Abram into the world through surrogacy.

13. Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber

Sunny and Daniel adopted a 21-month-old girl Nisha in 2017. After that, they welcomed twin boys via surrogacy in 2018. The main reason for selecting surrogacy by Sunny, as mentioned in the media, was to keep working.

14. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

Shilpa was suffering from multiple miscarriages. That is why she opted for surrogacy. She suffered from an auto immune disease called APLA and that came into play every time she got pregnant. So, after having a couple of miscarriages, she decided to try surrogacy. She further revealed that after trying to conceive for five years, Samisha was born after three attempts.

15. Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough

Preity Zinta and her husband Gene Goodenough announced the birth of their twins, Jai and Gia, in 2021. Preity finally joins the Bollywood celebrities who have chosen to use surrogacy to have children. Preity, similar to the other celebs, was happy about the incredible surrogacy journey and having twin babies.

16. Lisa Ray and Jason Dehni

Lisa Ray’s IVF surrogacy journey is a unique story because a few years ago, she battled blood cancer. Relapsing and cancer recurrence after stem cell therapy and a heavy dose of medication made her opt for a surrogacy procedure. Despite all the legal problems, she wanted to undergo surrogacy in India, but it was not possible. Therefore, Lisa first traveled to Mexico, Eastern Europe, and Georgia for her IVF-surrogacy trip, which was ultimately successful. She finally could find happiness in another part of the world.

17. Karan Johar

Karan Johar, The Indian filmmaker and TV personality, welcomed his twins, Yash and Roohi through surrogacy in February 2017. Karan is a single father and the biological mother of his children is not publicly known. He revealed that his children’s names are arrangements of his parent’s names.

18. Tushar Kapoor

Tushar Kapoor chose the surrogacy method and became a single father to Laksshya Kapoor.

19. Shreyas and Deepti Talpade

Shreyas and Deepti have a daughter, Aadya Talpade, via surrogacy. Shreyas revealed that their doctor had recommended this option due to certain issues.


How much do celebrity surrogates get paid

How much do celebrity surrogates get paid?

Celebrities choose the pricy journey of surrogacy, which costs them thousands of dollars.

First-time surrogates should anticipate paying between $30,000 and $35,000, but depending on the sort of relationship, they may get more. In some states, repeat surrogate mothers may be compensated up to $100,000.

Additionally, VIP parents may offer to pay more. In comparison, costs vary from state to state in the United States. Particularly California typically offers better legal protections for the intended parents.

As you can see, several celebrities from different zones of the world utilize IVF and surrogacy with VIP contracts through fertility and medical agencies similar to TebMedTourism that bring joy and happiness to their life with a lovely and healthy child who was born from a surrogate mother.

TebMedTourism is a facilitator in the medical tourism field by using the best fertility doctors, and high-tech hospitals provide the best for all clients, including IVF surrogacy and HIV-positive couple who want to welcome their children via surrogacy.

The cost of surrogacy journey in IRAN, as the cheapest country for surrogacy, is about 15,000$ to 30,000$, and compared with the other countries, it seems that IRAN is the best country for surrogacy procedures.



What is the process of surrogacy for celebrities?

Surrogacy is a complicated procedure. A medical and legal procedure for gestational surrogacy requires special consideration. In the case of celebrities, everything becomes more secret. In the following, we focus on the careful planning and coordination that VIP couples expect!

Privacy for VIP couples in the surrogacy procedure

The surrogacy process involves privacy in a significant way. At an early stage, when intending parents choose a surrogate, the pair decides how much personal information to divulge. Celebrities frequently decide to list their first name alone on contracts to prevent any leaking of their private data and retain their personal boundaries.

Regarding anonymous contracts, all communication is done through the agency with the surrogate. The intended parents and the surrogate each have their own attorneys, who would have all relevant contact information in the event of an emergency.

Anonymous contract

Leaking item contracts of celebrities cause a lot of legal trouble for the companies and the surrogate so setting up detailed and precise contracts is one of the signs of reliable and professional institutions.

When agencies similar TebMedTourism chat with VIPs (of course all of our clients are VIPs), most of them are scared that their private information will leak, so they keep their information limited in the early stages. But in our agency, rest at ease without any leaking information forever.

Author: Fatemeh Rahnama

This article has been approved by the TebMedTourism medical team (Dr. Bazazi and & Dr. Mohammadzadeh).


For more information Please read : All about Surrogacy in Iran

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Why Kim Kardashian used surrogates?

Why Kim Kardashian used surrogates?

Factors like fitness, miscarrying, and cancers force celebs to welcome their children via surrogacy. The main reason Kim chose a surrogate mother was placenta accreta, which makes fatal pregnancy.

Do the Kardashians use surrogates?

Do the Kardashians use surrogates?

The answer is yes. Kim’s difficulties with pregnancy led to a condition called placenta accreta, which makes another pregnancy fatal. She had a long story about her first pregnancy, and everything was very hard; that in the passage, you could read her first pregnancy story and the difficulties led her to decide to welcome her second child via gestational surrogacy.

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