Elizabeth Banks welcomes baby boy No. 2, also born via gestational surrogate
Elizabeth Banks and her husband, sports producer Max Handelman, have welcomed their second child - another baby boy, who was also born via a gestational surrogate.
The 38-year-old actress, known for roles in films such as "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Our Idiot Brother" and "The Hunger Games," announced the news on her website on November 14.
"As 2012 winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, I have much for which to be thankful - personal, professional, and Presidential. However, nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy, Magnus Mitchell Handelman," she wrote. "Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand to hand combat."
"Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate," she added. "This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible."
The couple's first son was born in March 2011. Banks had also announced his birth on her website at the time and opened up about her fertility issues, saying: "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.'"