Elizabeth Banks has become a mother via surrogate. The ’30 Rock’ actress announced on her blog that she and husband Max Handelman have become the parents of a baby boy named Felix.
“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally. I have had untold number of opportunities to work with inspiring people, on great projects as an actress, and I have had a fantastic long term relationship of nearly 20 years with my now husband, Max”, the 37-year-old actress said.
“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. We have maintained a great deal of privacy throughout this process, and hope to continue to honor Felix’s privacy going forward. Thanks to all our friends, family, and fans for your support. If you need me, I’ll be changing dirty diapers and trying to get some sleep”, the actress also said.
Banks married Handelman on July 5, 2003.