Ever wonder how some celebrities seem to bounce back so quickly after giving birth? It turns out that may be because they didn’t actually go through labor and delivery — or even pregnancy. Prominent fertility doctor Vicken Sahakian confirmed he’s worked with “a couple of” of celebrities who faked pregnancies while secretly using surrogates.
“Typically these are women who prefer not to get pregnant and not to go through the process of pregnancy for many different reasons. For instance, if you are a model or an actress and your income is based on performing and how you look and pregnancy will ruin that for year, if not more,” Dr. Sahakian told Jodie Marsh for TLC UK’s Making Babies documentary. Although he said an increasing number of women are doing “social surrogacy,” it’s still a rarely discussed topic. Dylan Lauren is one of the few people I can think of who has gone on the record to say she used a gestational surrogate because she was too busy “traveling across the globe” to take a pregnancy break.
Dr. Sahakian didn’t name any names, but confirmed some of his celebrity clients went so far as faking their growing baby bumps. “We are talking about well-known women,” he said. “It would be taboo for them to admit they used a social surrogate. I have had a couple of patients who pretended they were pregnant, yes.” He explained these clients are typically in their early 30s or late 20s and want to have children, but worry about how a real pregnancy would affect their incomes.
Although the concept remains controversial, Dr. Sahakian has no problem with social surrogacies. He said, “Who cares what people think? Do what is best for you.”
Note: We aren’t saying Beyonce faked her pregnancy, but that theory won’t go away! 😉