‘WHY WE TURNED TO SUR­RO­GACY’

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SARAH JES­SICA PARKER “[We] tried to get preg­nant, but it just was not to be,” SJP, 52, re­vealed in 2010, a year af­ter twins Mar­ion and Tabitha were born via surrogate. She and hubby Mathew Brod­er­ick, 55, are also par­ents to James, 15 this week, who SJP car­ried.

GUILIANA RAN­CIC “My first IVF I did get preg­nant – that was the mis­car­riage. But the sec­ond one, I did not,” Gi­u­liana, 43, ad­mits. Dur­ing her third IVF at­tempt in 2011, she dis­cov­ered she had breast cancer. So, she and her hus­band Bill, 46, turned to sur­ro­gacy – and the fol­low­ing year, their son Ed­ward Duke, now five, was born.

EL­IZ­A­BETH BANKS “It was a womb is­sue – em­bryos wouldn’t im­plant,” the Pitch Per­fect star says of choos­ing sur­ro­gacy to have sons Felix, six, and Mag­nus, four. “It’s a big leap, invit­ing a per­son into your life to do this amaz­ing, im­por­tant thing for you.”

NEIL PA­TRICK HAR­RIS The ac­tor and his hus­band David, 42, both “wanted to be dads bi­o­log­i­cally” so they turned to sur­ro­gacy in 2010. “We in­serted one of my sperm and one of David’s sperm into two eggs... and both took, mirac­u­lously,” says Neil, 44. The cou­ple, who’ve been to­gether since 2004, are now proud par­ents to twins Harper and Gideon.

RICKY MARTIN In 2008, the openly gay pop star knew he wanted to be a sin­gle dad, so he chose both an egg donor and a surrogate to have his twin boys Mat­teo and Valentino, now nine. Ricky, 45 – who’s now en­gaged to boyfriend Jwan Yosef – is look­ing at sur­ro­gacy again, in the hopes of hav­ing a daugh­ter.

TYRA BANKS The model, 43, has al­ways been open about her strug­gles with fer­til­ity. “I’ve had some not happy mo­ments with that,” she says of IVF. “It’s dif­fi­cult as you get older.” She and pho­tog­ra­pher boyfriend Erik Asla, 53, then turned to an “an­gel of a woman” to carry her son York, now 21 months. Sadly, Tyra and Erik called it quits ear­lier this month.

NI­COLE KID­MAN Two years af­ter giv­ing birth to Sun­day Rose, now nine – her first bi­o­log­i­cal child with Keith Ur­ban, 49 – the Big Lit­tle Lies star, 50, en­trusted a surrogate to carry their “gift” Faith Margaret in 2010. “[We] are truly blessed,” says the Aussie ac­tress.

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