Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black announce that they're expecting their first baby via a surrogate
Olympic champion Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black revealed that they were expecting a baby via surrogate on Valentine's Day, each posting a photo of themselves together holding a baby scan.
Since then, they've uploaded adorable photos of themselves shopping for baby items such as cute little clothes and the like.
They've also spoken out about their choice to have a surrogate carry their child - revealing that they were "shocked" by UK laws that prevent people from paying surrogates.
Appearing on the Attitude Heroes podcast, Tom, 23, said: "We've done research into loads of different ideas, through adoption or through surrogacy and all that kind of stuff. Well actually the laws in the UK don't actually permit commercial surrogacy."
Dustin, 43, added: "That was a bit of shock to me. That in a place like this, that seems so progressive and so far ahead still to the United States on things like employment, housing, security and marriage.
"But on surrogacy, it's not available in the same way."
UK law does not allow a surrogate mother to receive payment before, during or after a surrogacy agreement has been entered into.
However, it is expected that they would pay for expenses incurred by the surrogate mother - for example, travel expenses, maternity clothes, loss of earnings, childcare for when the surrogate mother is away from her own children and professional counselling services so she can work through any issues that arise during the process.
This article orginially appeared on Closer Online.
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Kate and Rio Ferdinand
Following their hugely popular documentary 'Kate and Rio: Become a Stepfamily', the married couple delighted fans in June by sharing an adorable video
of the Ferdinand children finding out about Kate's pregnancy. They've also recently revealed that they're expecting a baby boy!
She recently took to social media to update fans on her pregnancy progress, revealing that she tore her stomach muscles back in October.
The mum to be was answering a Q&A on her Instagram Stories when a fan asked, "How are you feeling? I'm 9 days overdue and struggling!!"
Alongside a mirror snap of her speedily growing baby bump, Kate replied, "I'm surprisingly not feeling too bad the last few weeks. I'm tired but have been feeling much better."
She went on to explain that she tore her stomach muscles around six weeks ago and was told to rest. She said, "I found that really difficult... and my mind was all over the place!!"
Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt
One of the few Love Island stars still coupled up, popular duo Camilla and Jamie who met on the reality show back in 2018 recently announced that they have welcomed their baby daughter Nell Sophia Jewitt into the world - and she's totally adorable!
Writing on Instagram, Camilla said: 'Nell Sophia Jewitt, 4:32am, 27th October, 6lb 5oz. There may be a thousand new photos on my camera roll, but none of them could ever do justice to the way you have lit up our lives 🥰'
Rochelle and Marvin Humes
We were delighted when the gorgeous pair annouced they'd be adding to their brood this year! Rochelle then shared an adorable video on her Instagram revealing that they're expecting a baby boy! Head to her Instagram
to watch the full video of little Alaia-Mai and Valentina finding out they're getting a baby brother!
Blake Hampton Humes was born on Friday the 9th of October. The singer shared some adorable photos of her son on Instagram, writing: "🧸 Blake Hampton Humes 🧸
On Friday morning at 8.44am our boy arrived to flip the switch on 2020 ✨I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love with another man but this guy has stolen my whole heart and we’ve been in a love bubble ever since..."
After six rounds of IVF, Paloma Fait announced she was pregnant with her second child with partner Leyman Lahchine in late September. The singer wrote on her instagram:
"𝖨𝗍 𝗂𝗌 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝖾𝗑𝗍𝗋𝖾𝗆𝖾 𝗉𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗎𝗋𝖾 𝖨 𝖺𝗇𝗇𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖼𝖾 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗀𝗇𝖺𝗇𝗍. 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝗀𝗈𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗈 𝖻𝖾 𝗋𝖾𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝗆𝗎𝗌𝗂𝖼 𝖺𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗐𝖺𝗇𝗍𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝖿𝖾𝖾𝗅 𝖿𝗋𝖾𝖾 𝗂𝗇 𝗆𝗒 𝖻𝗈𝖽𝗒 𝖺𝗌 𝗂𝗍 𝖼𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗌 𝖻𝖾𝖿𝗈𝗋𝖾 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖾𝗒𝖾𝗌! 𝖨 𝗅𝗈𝗏𝖾 𝗆𝗒 𝗃𝗈𝖻 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖼𝖺𝗇’𝗍 𝗐𝖺𝗂𝗍 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗍𝗈 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗋 𝗆𝗒 𝟧𝗍𝗁 𝖺𝗅𝖻𝗎𝗆 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖻𝖾 𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖺𝖻𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝗉𝗅𝖺𝗒𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺𝗌 𝗆𝗎𝖼𝗁 𝖺𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖼𝗋𝖺𝗓𝗒 𝗍𝗂𝗆𝖾 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗈𝗐 (𝖺𝗅𝗌𝗈 𝖺 𝗍𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝗇𝖾𝗑𝗍 𝗒𝖾𝖺𝗋). 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝗇𝗈𝗍 𝖺 𝗌𝗄𝗂𝗇𝗇𝗒 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗀𝗇𝖺𝗇𝗍 𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗌𝗈𝗇 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖺𝗅𝗌𝗈 𝗁𝗂𝗀𝗁 𝗋𝗂𝗌𝗄 𝗂𝗇 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗀𝗇𝖺𝗇𝖼𝗒 𝗌𝗈 𝗐𝗈𝗎𝗅𝖽 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝖺𝗌𝗄 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗆𝖾𝖽𝗂𝖺 𝗇𝗈𝗍 𝗍𝗈 𝗋𝗎𝗇 𝖺𝖿𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝗆𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗀𝖾𝗍 𝗎𝗇𝖿𝗅𝖺𝗍𝗍𝖾𝗋𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗌𝗁𝗈𝗍𝗌 𝖺𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝗑𝗂𝖾𝗍𝗒 𝗂𝗌 𝖽𝖾𝗍𝗋𝗂𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗅 𝗍𝗈 𝗆𝖾 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗆𝗒 𝖻𝖺𝖻𝗒. 𝖳𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝖼𝗁𝗂𝗅𝖽 𝗂𝗌 𝗌𝗈 𝗐𝖺𝗇𝗍𝖾𝖽, 𝗂𝗍’𝗌 𝗆𝗒 𝟨𝗍𝗁 𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽 𝗈𝖿 𝖨𝖵𝖥 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗐𝖺𝗌 𝖺 𝗌𝗍𝗋𝗎𝗀𝗀𝗅𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗀𝖾𝗍 𝗁𝖾𝗋𝖾. 𝖨 𝗁𝖺𝖽 𝖺 𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 𝗍𝗋𝖺𝗎𝗆𝖺𝗍𝗂𝖼 𝖿𝗂𝗋𝗌𝗍 𝖻𝗂𝗋𝗍𝗁 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝖺𝗆 𝖺𝗅𝗌𝗈 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗉𝗈𝗌𝗍𝗉𝖺𝗋𝗍𝗎𝗆 𝖽𝖾𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗌𝗂𝗈𝗇. 𝖡𝖾𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝗆𝗈𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗀𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗍𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍’𝗌 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋 𝗁𝖺𝗉𝗉𝖾𝗇𝖾𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝗆𝖾 𝖻𝗎𝗍 𝖨 𝗐𝗂𝗅𝗅 𝗌𝗐𝖾𝗅𝗅 𝗎𝗉 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖨 𝗐𝗈𝗇’𝗍 “𝗀𝗅𝗈𝗐”! 𝖨 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗇𝖽 𝗍𝗈 𝖻𝖾 𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗅 𝖺𝖻𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝖺𝗅𝗅! 𝖳𝗈 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗈𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗀𝗇𝖺𝗇𝗍 𝗐𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗇 𝗈𝗎𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗋𝖾 𝗐𝗁𝗈 𝖺𝗋𝖾 𝖺𝗌 𝗂𝗇 𝗅𝗈𝗏𝖾 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗂𝗋 𝖻𝖺𝖻𝗂𝖾𝗌 𝖺𝗌 𝗆𝖾 𝖻𝗎𝗍 𝗌𝗂𝗆𝗎𝗅𝗍𝖺𝗇𝖾𝗈𝗎𝗌𝗅𝗒 𝗌𝗁𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾𝗆𝗌𝖾𝗅𝗏𝖾𝗌, 𝗅𝖾𝗍’𝗌 𝖽𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗌."
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
Announcing the news of her pregnancy in serious style, singer Katy broke the news in the music video
for her song 'Never Worn White' where she revealed her glorious bump after months of hiding it from her fans. "I thought I would tell you guys in the best way through a piece of music", she told excited fans in an Instagram Live. Katy then went on to confirm the couple were expecting a baby girl in April with a photo on Instagram of fiancé Orlando's happy face covered in pink icing.
Katy and Orlando went on to welcome their newborn daughter Daisy Dove Bloom on Wednesday the 26th of August. The couple announced the news through charity Unicef alongside a donation page writing: ⠀
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.” ⠀
“But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every 11 seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies." ⠀
"In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page... By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child."
The winner of Love Island 2018 revealed she was pregnant in July, posting a photo
of herself with boyfriend Sammy, holding a scan photo. She wrote: "Little bubba can’t believe you are going to be ours. Me and Sammy are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives, feel so lucky and grateful..2021💖💙"
Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj
surprised fans with a set of elaborate and colourful photos of her cradling her bump, announcing her pregnancy in true Nicki style. She wrote: 'Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes. 💛'
Ronan and Storm Keating
Ronan Keating's wife Storm revealed they were expecting baby number 2 with Ronan posting on Instagram
: "Another little Keating on the way ♥️"
Coco Knox Keating was born 27th March 2020 with Stormy sharing on Instagram: 'A beautiful calm birth thanks to Claire Mellon and all the wonderful team at @theportlandhosp Thank you so much for taking such great care of us.'
Zoolander star Milla Jovovich confirmed her pregnancy news on Instagram
: "Knocked up again.🤫
Milla went on to give birth to a beautiful baby girl she gave the unique moniker of Osian Lark Elliot. Explaining the name on Instagram, she wrote: 'Osian is a welsh boy’s name and it’s pronounced O-shin. Now I know the name is long, but the family couldn’t agree on her middle name. Ever and my mom wanted Lark, @dashielanderson and I wanted Elliot. Then my husband Paul chimes in with another vote for Lark, so Smushy and I were out numbered 😛! At least she has many names to choose from later in life if she wants to drop a few. She’s so beautiful! Her hair is lighter than the other girls was and she’s very strong. Her little hands get in the way and they’re hard to control and she’s already lifting her head up to see what’s going on! She’s our miracle baby and we’re all so grateful to have her and completely obsessed with her!! I will obviously post more pics later, but we are all exhausted because the last few nights have been crazy! I send you all so much love from the cloud I’m flying on!!! Xoxo m❤️☁️✨⚡️⭐️💥☄️'
Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor
Former Made in Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor announced they were expecting their first baby together last November.
The couples beautiful daughter Sienna Grace was born via C-section on 1st of May 2020 weighing 7lbs. Millie told HELLO! magazine
: 'She is so adorable, even down to the little noises she makes. We've been on cloud nine; it's gone so quickly. We've been in our little love bubble at home, cherishing those newborn moments, whether that's her sleeping on me or just lapping up all the cuteness.'
Debbie Stringer and Peter Stringer
Debbie and rugby legend Peter Stringer revealed they were expecting their second child with a picture of their two-year-old Noah touching Debbie's bump on Instagram
Debbie confirmed Oscar Arlo Stringer was born in March, writing:
'Our hearts are full and we are feeling incredibly blessed. So happy to be back home with my boys.' She later went on admit the experience had been challenging due to the Coronavirus pandemic: 'Bringing Oscar home was incredible but not being able to introduce him to our families has been a little heartbreaking, but I know it’s for the best. I know everyone must be anxious with all this uncertainty but here’s hoping it passes soon. I’m trying to stay positive and be grateful that I’m able to spend this time with my little family in our little bubble.'
The former EastEnders star confirmed she had given birth to a healthy baby boy with her fiancé Robert Brendan in March. Melissa revealed the baby's name to be River Jefferson Carter-Robinson and called him "perfect". The actress regularly shares adorable photos of her son over on Instagram
, gushing: "He’s very squirmy and desperate to move about and sit up. But he’s still a pipsqueak really, even if he doesn’t think so. So excited for everything he still has to learn, about the world, about himself, and how to be the best person he can be."
After being told by doctors that she had one per cent chance of conceiving, Former Celebs Go Dating star Nadia Essex announced she was pregnant with a 'miracle' baby on Instagram
, "Never been so scared of a magazine coming out as this. But yes darlings I am with child 🎊🤰🏼🎉I don’t have a clue what I am doing so going to need ALL your help and advice!!!! So happy and thankful for this blessing & new chapter. Read my first exclusive interview in today’s @closeronline ❤️💟"
Nadia gave birth to her son
in March. "Darlings I want to introduce you to my whole world..... Ezekiel Michael Essex," she wrote. She spoke to Closer magazine
about giving birth during the pandemic and raising her child singlehandedly, admitting: "It’s been the craziest time to welcome a baby. While it’s nice to be in our own little bubble, you can’t help but be affected by what’s happening. My mum was only allowed on the ward for ten minutes following his birth, and wasn’t even able to have a cuddle with her grandson. In hospital, I remember the hand sanitiser from my bedside had been stolen – it all felt so surreal. I’ve had little contact with people, which has been tough, but I understand it’s for the best."
Ola and James Jordan
Afterr concieving their first round of IVF, James and Ola Jordan thrilled Strictly fans by announcing the birth of their daughter Ella it 9.20am on 27 February, weighing 7lb 9oz. Ola told HELLO!: "It was so overwhelming I started crying. It was a mix of anticipation and fear of the unknown and a flood of emotions that my baby was finally on her way, after all the years of longing."
Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin
Supermodel Ashley Graham and husband, Justin Ervin became parents in January, sharing on Instagram: "At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world." The model then went on to reveal her son's name and birth story on her podcast Pretty Big Deal
. "Meet Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin," she gushed.
Actress Danielle Panabaker and her husband Hayes Robbins are expecting their first baby. Danielle broke the news on Instagram
as she posted a picture onto her feed where she was 'eating for two'.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Actor Chris Pratt is expecting his first child with wife Katherine after the couple married in 2019. Chris already has 7-year-old son Jack with his ex-wife Anna Faris. Praising her husband on his birthday and Fathers Day, Katherine wrote on Instagram: 'I thank God every day for you. Blessed to live life with you, watch you grow, and one of the greatest gifts has been watching you be the most loving and fun father.' Speaking in a recent TV interview
, Chris admitted: 'I found myself complaining the other day about a little bit of low back and hip pain and how in quarantine I’ve gained a little weight… and she just looked at me sweetly. I was like… ‘Oh, right, right, I don't really get to complain about that to you right now, do I?’”
Former TOWIE star Lauren Pope announced her pregnancy back in March.
Lauren confirmed the gender of her baby in July, uploading a photo of her with her beloved pooch and large baby bump, writing: 'Me n my girls 🤰🏼🐶🥰'
Lauren's daughter arrived in July and the reality start told fans the news on Instagramt writing: "Our little lady has arrived! Raine Anais Keterman 11/7/20 💗You really are so perfect little Raine, thank you for choosing me to be your Mummy. We love you so, so much 🥰"