Paris Hilton was one of the celebrities to kick off the celebrity baby boom of 2023 when she welcomed her first child via surrogate last week. She’s the latest in the long line of starts to become a mom this way and her baby news started a heated debate about surrogacy in Hollywood.
Hilton was very open about her surrogacy journey before welcoming her first child with Carter Reum. She did in vitro fertilization (IVF) process before welcoming a baby via surrogate and said she’s excited to move on to the next step of her life.
Hilton revealed she was introduced to her doctor by her friend Kim Kardashian, who famously enlisted the help of a gestational carrier after two high-risk pregnancies. The list of celebrities who became parents this way is pretty long, and it includes everyone from Rebel Wilson and Priyanka Chopra to Khloe Kardashian and Kristen Wiig.
Hilton’s baby news led to a heated debate about surrogacy in Hollywood, with many people noting it’s much more common among the rich and famous than the general population. Since it often comes with a high price tag, surrogacy isn’t something that most people can afford, especially in the case of commercial surrogacy.
Many have also questioned the reasons why celebrities opt to become parents this way, but that shouldn’t be up to debate. Some of them have been very open about their surrogacy journey, but every parent has their own very personal reason to go down this road that they don’t have to share with the rest of the world if they don’t want to.