Congratulations to actress Elizabeth Banks and her husband, producer Max Handelman, who just welcomed their first child into the world. The baby was born via gestational surrogate because, as Banks says, “I have a broken belly.”
Banks elaborated on her blog, writing “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.” And with that, they found a carrier who gave birth to baby Felix. Banks says of her new baby “Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.” Congratulations to the new parents! We just hope this doesn’t mean Avery Jessup is on maternity leave from 30 Rock for too long.