Elizabeth Banks Has A Son Via A Surrogate

Elizabeth Banks

The actress and her husband welcomed a baby son, Felix, into their family.

Following in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, 37-year-old actress Elizabeth Banks has welcomed a baby son named Felix Handelman this week, via a surrogate mother.

The 30 Rock actress broke the news on her blog and described Felix as a "very happy baby and a blessing in our life." Elizabeth also candidly discussed her struggle to have a baby after many failed attempts and fertility treatments:

"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.' Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Have A Secret Baby Via A Surrogate

"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."

The actress has been married for the past eight years to her college sweetheart, writer and producer Max Handelman. According to Instyle, Elizabeth met Max on her very first day at the University of Pennsylvania and converted to Judaism after he proposed ten years later. (The couple even read their college love letters in place of traditional vows at their wedding - how cute.)

Congrats to the happy family!

Photo Credit: INF