Elizabeth Banks — on whom my husband has a not-very-well-disguised crush (funny how us wives can pick up on subtle signs, like bucketfuls of drool streaming from the mouth when certain women appear on-screen) — and her hushand Max Handelman have welcomed son Felix via gestational surrogate, Elizabeth Tweeted earlier today.
Even a smarty-pants such as myself has to admit this is actually a touching story:
“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally,” Elizabeth, 37, wrote on her blog.
“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.”
“From that came two miracles,” she continues. “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.”
Awwww. And get this: Elizabeth and her husband, who got married in 2003, met on her first day of college back in 1992. A love that’s endured competitive games of Beer Pong and the Freshman 15… that is true love, indeed.
Congrats, you crazy kids!