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"I Had Already Mourned The Loss Of My Fertility": Elizabeth Banks Struggled To Start A Family With Her Husband Of Almost 2 Decades

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"I Had Already Mourned The Loss Of My Fertility": Elizabeth Banks Struggled To Start A Family With Her Husband Of Almost 2 Decades

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Elizabeth Banks met her husband, Max Handelman, at "a fraternity party" back in 1993 while they both were college students at the University of Pennsylvania. Handleman saw Banks outside with his friend’s little sister and decided to hit on her.

The couple had dated for a decade before he popped up a question, and they tied the knot in 2003. "We have a good yin and yan," once explained the producer. How adorable is it?

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Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s family

Not everything has been prosperous and smooth between the two partners. In particular, Elizabeth Banks and her husband struggled to start a family due to infertility issues.

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Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman have kids — Felix and Magnus Mitchell — but both were born via a gestational surrogate.

The American actress once stated:

It’s essentially a test-tube baby — it’s just that the test tube is another woman. That you can grow a baby outside of yourself! It’s just amazing!

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The Hunger Games star got used to her life right now, especially playing pregnant women on the screen, wearing a fake belly.

I had already mourned the loss of my fertility for myself, so I was past it.

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