Elizabeth Banks has second son via surrogate

Elizabeth Banks and her sports writer/producer husband, Max Handelman, welcomed their second son into their lives recently via a surrogate. The new arrival, named Magnus, joins their son, Felix, who was born in March 2011. She wrote on her official website: “…nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy, Magnus Mitchell Handelman. Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand to hand combat. Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate. This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible. I now turn my attention to managing two boys under two. For which I am thankful. And all their poop. For which I am less thankful. Wish me luck.”

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  1. Sam • November 15, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

    I like her. I wonder why she has them by surrogate though?

  2. Serena • November 15, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

    Congradulations!!! I wish you and your family all the best!!!

  3. Shelly • November 15, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

    I think she’s barren.

  4. C-Dub • November 15, 2012 @ 4:36 PM

    why not adopt? Give a kid already a home. Did they pick a surrogate who was alerady prego or did they make her prego to carry their child? If that’s the case, then should have adopted a child already in need of a home.

  5. mandee • November 16, 2012 @ 3:26 AM

    c-dub they have the right to have children of their own blood if they choose to, just because they are famous doesnt mean they shouldnt have the same rights as the rest of us.

  6. Leslie • November 16, 2012 @ 12:42 PM

    From what I heard, the child is theirs biologically. Not sure why she couldn’t do in vitro though, instead of a surrogate.

  7. Rita • November 18, 2012 @ 3:41 AM

    If I was a child who was born like that, and then I was told that the woman that I was calling Mommy was Not my Real Mommy. I would ask my Dad who the woman was who had me in her tummy and keep asking if I could see her. She is my Real Mom – the woman who Gave me the gift of Life. I would then ask the woman, who I was calling my Mommy, Why did you let me call you Mommy, when your Not my mommy?? Then I would ask to see my Real Mom and want to go live with her!

  8. mandee • November 18, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    rita giving birth doesnt make you a mother anymore than giving sperm makes you a father. the act of taking care of the child, providing for the child, being there for him/her when he/she cries or is sick or needs someone is being a mother, or a father. some people are incapable of carrying babies for whatever reason, are you trying to say that these women have no right becoming a mother?

  9. MovieGoer • November 19, 2012 @ 12:44 AM

    Well said mandee

  10. Moviegal • November 20, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    Rita, are you a complete moron? That is the dumbest, most ignorant thing I’ve ever heard. The baby is biologically her and her husbands, which makes her very much her mother! The other woman simply carried their child to term.
    Mandee was right on. Elizabeth and her husband will be the ones nurturing and caring for the child. That is far more important than who delivered the child. My father adopted me when I was 3, and he is the only father I know or WANT to know. He raised me, and he is wonderful, kind, supportive…unlike my biological father who was nothing more than a sperm donor to me. I am blessed and thankful to have someone like my dad, and I’m sure their kids won’t care who carried them any more than a lot of adopted kids!

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