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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Jump on Hollywood's Surrogate Trend

'Sex and the City' Star Is the Latest Famous Woman to Have Kids Through Surrogate Mom

April 30, 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's announcement Tuesday that they are expecting twins this summer wasn't exactly the announcement many had expected.

Only recently, the couple had been dogged by rumors that they were divorcing -- something Broderick's rep Simon Halls told was "ludicrous and untrue." Included in the surprise announcement was the news that Parker, who had given birth to the couple's first child, son James Wilkie, now 6, would not be carrying the twins, rather, a surrogate would. 

"Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate. The entire family is overjoyed," their reps said in a statement widely reported in the press. 

While many questions remain unanswered about why Parker, 44, and Broderick, 47, have gone the surrogacy route, they are certainly not alone. The couple joins a long line of other celebrities who have chosen this increasingly common path to having children and aren't afraid to talk about it. As a result, some of the stigma that once accompanied surrogacy seems to be diminishing.


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