12 Celebrity Couples Who Went the Extra Mile to Experience the Joys of Parenthood

According to studies, every eighth couple experiences problems with conception and the maintenance of a pregnancy. These are hard times for both spouses. But the stories about couples who’ve managed to beat infertility can provide support to those who have to deal with similar problems. Some celebrities broke the silence and shared their stories too.

At Bright Side, we respect these strong people who believe in miracles and are ready to do anything for the sake of their dream.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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In 2020, Meghan had a miscarriage. The then-Duchess revealed that when she was changing her son’s diaper, she suddenly felt a sharp pain. She lowered down to the floor still holding the baby and singing a song to him, trying to calm him and herself down. She realized then that she was losing her second baby.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle managed to recover from their loss. In 2021, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Lilibet Diana.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

The singer revealed that she began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach her lessons she didn’t know she needed. Having miscarriages taught her that she had to mother herself before she could be a mother to someone else. By giving birth to Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi, Beyoncé felt reborn.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

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Chrissy and John had a long road to endure before they became parents. The couple had to go through a few IVF procedures. Teigen blamed herself for not being capable of conceiving a child. Eventually, the couple gave birth to their daughter Luna in 2016 and their son Miles in 2018.

Two years later, they were expecting their third child, but the pregnancy ended tragically. Chrissy compared her loss of the baby to a hole in her heart. And she’s trying to heal it with love for her children, who help her reconcile with the loss.

Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse

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In 2016, the actress and her husband, Carter Oosterhouse, became parents. After years of fertility struggles, they turned to surrogacy. Smart confessed that she was infinitely thankful for their kind, loving surrogate for carrying their daughter.

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise


Emma and Greg have been open about the fact that their daughter, Gaia, was conceived through IVF. However, they didn’t stop there. 4 years later, they adopted a boy and became the happy parents of 2 wonderful children.

Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney

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The Desperate Housewives star had dreamed of having a baby long before she turned 30. In her forties, she started considering adoption or IVF.

At 42, she got married. She and her husband, Tom Mahoney, skipped a honeymoon to start IVF treatment. Everything worked well. Now Cross and Mahoney are happy parents of 2 girls, Savannah and Eden.

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman


The actress empathizes with people who are struggling with fertility. Hathaway confessed that her attempts to conceive a child were unsuccessful for years.

But Anne and her husband, Adam Shulman, wouldn’t give up. In 2016, they beat infertility and had their first son, Jonathan, and then their second son, Jack, in 2019.

P!nk and Carey Hart

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At 17, Pink had a miscarriage. The singer revealed that it was a very painful memory for her. Years later, Pink married and had 2 children — daughter Willow and son Jameson. But the couple had several miscarriages. Pink believes that it’s important to talk about it because it helps soothe the pain.

Emma Bunton and Jade Jones

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Soon after the Spice Girls broke up, Bunton was diagnosed with endometriosis. And this condition led to infertility. These were hard times for the singer because she wanted to have children.

But she would never give up hope, and after 5 years of struggling with fertility issues, Emma got pregnant. Bunton and her partner, Jade Jones, have 2 sons — Tate and Beau.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have 4 children. Kim gave birth to her 2 eldest children herself but experienced severe complications which ended in 5 operations to fix internal damage. Her other 2 children were born via surrogates. Despite the complications, Kardashian and West are thankful for their wonderful children.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

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When Kidman was married to Tom Cruise, she suffered an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage. At the time, she was told it was unlikely she would ever conceive, so the couple adopted 2 children — Isabella and Connor.

After their divorce, the children remained with Cruise while Nicole planned to live alone and thought about having and raising a child by herself. But suddenly, Keith Urban appeared in her life. And some time later, Kidman found out that she was pregnant. Again, she was told that there was a chance it wouldn’t work out. Nevertheless, the spouses had 2 children, Sunday Rose and Faith.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

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In 2002, the couple welcomed their first baby — son James Wilkie. Unfortunately, it turned out to be impossible for Sarah to get pregnant for the second time. So, the spouses decided to turn to surrogacy. In 2009, their twins, Tabitha and Loretta, came into this world. The couple was over the moon with happiness.

Did you change your opinion about some celebrities after you found out what they’d been through? Tell us in the comments below.

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