Olivia Munn Shares Her Blended Emotions About Surrogacy


When Olivia Munn was identified with an aggressive type of breast most cancers in Might 2023, she had numerous well being choices to make. Not least of which: if she needed one other child. In an emotional new interview, the Newsroom alum opened up about her fertility journey and her sophisticated emotions about surrogacy.

In a canopy story for Vogue, Munn revealed that she just lately opted for a whole hysterectomy and oophorectomy to take away the uterus and ovaries and additional scale back her possibilities of most cancers recurrence (she beforehand had revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy final yr). She additionally froze her eggs in order that she might have one other child with boyfriend John Mulaney through surrogate if she needed (they’re already dad and mom to 2-year-old son Malcolm). Munn advised the outlet that her and Mulaney “don’t really feel like we’re carried out rising our household.” And despite the fact that she’s grateful for the chance to make use of a surrogate sooner or later, Munn nonetheless has combined feelings.


John Mulaney and Olivia Munn at the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/Variety via Getty Images)

John Mulaney and Olivia Munn on the 96th Annual Oscars held at Ovation Hollywood on March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Alberto Rodriguez/Selection through Getty Photographs)
Alberto Rodriguez/Selection through Getty Photographs

“Whenever you’re pregnant with your individual child, it’s like teamwork — you and the child working collectively to make their little life come true,” the 43-year-old mentioned. “You’re doing all this work to eat properly, attempt to not have anxiousness, simply do all the best issues throughout the being pregnant. With a surrogate, it’s important to attempt to go discover a model of your self someplace out on the planet. Someone that you simply belief as a lot as your self to reside their life as a pregnant girl the identical manner that you’d.”

There’s no person who is really precisely such as you, so it’s exhausting! Nonetheless, for Munn and plenty of different households with well being points or who can’t get pregnant, utilizing a surrogate is a wonderful selection. “However a surrogate isn’t a scary prospect to me anymore as a result of there’s nothing I can do. I don’t have the flexibility to hold a child anymore, so if we wish to construct our household, that is our possibility,” Munn continued. “This journey has made me understand how grateful I’m to have choices for not solely combating most cancers, but additionally having extra youngsters if we would like, as a result of I do know lots of people don’t have these choices.”

Munn isn’t the one one whose struggled with a surrogacy being pregnant. Khloé Kardashian just lately shared how she felt “indifferent” whereas she was anticipating her son Tatum, 22 months, through surrogate.

“Your entire being pregnant of my surrogate, I admittedly buried my head within the sand and I mentioned to Dr. A., ‘I can’t do that,’” The Kardashians star mentioned on a Might look of SHE MD podcast with Mary Alice Haney and board-certified OB-GYN Dr. Thais Aliabadi, who’s Kardashian’s physician. “And the entire surrogacy being pregnant, I used to be actually indifferent….So I didn’t get to actually connect throughout the being pregnant half.”


She mentioned she had “one of many world’s finest surrogates,” however she nonetheless struggled. “I wasn’t at a ton of the physician’s appointments whereas my surrogate was pregnant to guard her privateness, I didn’t need paparazzi discovering out…however I might all the time be on FaceTime, but it surely’s not the identical and it’s not being there…for Tatum,” the Good American founder mentioned. “When Dr. A put him on my chest to do pores and skin to pores and skin [right after he was born], my face that we filmed for Kardashians, and my face, wanting again now, it’s like I used to be a deer in headlights. I used to be so scared.”

And though issues with Tatum are nice now, that doesn’t diminish her expertise throughout the surrogate being pregnant. Like Kardashian, Munn has loads of assist. She additionally has a powerful spirit.

In an interview with PEOPLE final month, the Hit-Monkey star revealed that she is staying sturdy amid her well being battles. “You understand most cancers doesn’t care who you’re; it doesn’t care if in case you have a child or in the event you don’t have time,” she advised the outlet. “It comes at you, and you don’t have any selection however to face it head-on.”

With this angle, Munn goes to just do fantastic.

Earlier than you go, take a look at these superstar dad and mom who welcomed their infants through surrogate.
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