Elizabeth Banks Welcomes a Son
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Elizabeth Banks is a new mom on 30 Rock — and in real life as well.
The actress and her husband, writer-producer Max Handelman, welcomed son Felix via a surrogate mother, Banks announced on her blog Wednesday.
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"I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally," Banks wrote. "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.'
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"From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity," Banks continued. "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."
Banks and Handelman, both 37, met on their first day of college at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. They wed in 2003.