Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas deserve congratulations!
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have become the latest celebrity couple to conceive a child through surrogacy after announcing the birth of their daughter.
Despite the fact that the couple’s baby’s name has not been revealed, she was delivered last Saturday at a Southern California hospital, according to numerous news outlets. In a Friday Instagram post, Jonas, 29, and Chopra, 39, confirmed the birth of their child via surrogate but provided little further details.
“We are overjoyed to confirm that we have just welcomed a baby via surrogate,” Chopra Jonas posted on Instagram. “We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family.”
In 2018, the pair married in two ceremonies, one Christian and the other Hindu, in Jodhpur, India. Chopra told People months before the wedding that she “absolutely” wants to have children and that “it’s going to happen in the next 10 years.”
The couple, who marked their third wedding anniversary in December, have previously expressed their desire to start a family, but have kept their plans under wraps. Chopra Jonas, 39, told Vanity Fair in January that “kids are a significant part of our aspirations for the future.” “By God’s grace, things happen when they happen.” While neither Chopra nor Jonas have openly discussed their fertility or family planning process, it has taken place.
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Jonas and Chopra are far from the first celebrity to use a surrogate to have a child. In recent years, a growing number of celebrities have revealed that their children were also born in this way.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose surrogacy for their third and fourth children after Kardashian’s first and second pregnancies were complicated, putting any future pregnancies at danger.
Having a child through gestational surrogacy (in which a surrogate carries an embryo to which she is not genetically related) is still uncommon. Between 1999 and 2013, less than 31,000 pregnancies in the United States used a gestational surrogate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—roughly 2% of all pregnancies arising from assisted reproductive technologies during that time period. It’s possible that this is due to the legal complexities of surrogacy. According to the New York Times, most states now allow some sort of paid gestational surrogacy, but surrogacy contracts can be limited. Legal gestational surrogacy is significantly less common outside of the United States.