The latest Hollywood stalwart to have a pandemic baby is none other than Amber Heard, Jonny Depp's ex-wife.
The first-time mom excitedly shared the news with the twitterverse and her 4m Instagram followers announcing the arrival of her baby girl, Oonagh Paige Heard, via surrogate on 8th April, 2021.
"I’m so excited to share this news with you. Four years ago, I decided I wanted to have a child. I wanted to do it on my own terms. I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way."
The 35-year old actress stunned her fans with the news just months after former husband Johnny Depp lost his libel case involving her.
Through her tweets she revealed that her journey to motherhood was 4 years in the making. Shedding light on the concept of having a child without having a partner, the Aquaman star went on to write that she hopes we, as a society, "arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib."
Heard was previously married to Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2016, and the two have since been embroiled in a very public legal battle.
Through the announcement, the actress also made it a point to reaffirm that her private life was not anybody's business yet she felt the need to take control of the situation by explaining her stance on it.
Oonagh was born on April 8 with the help of a surrogate after Heard was told she would never be able to carry her own baby, friends revealed.
A source who knows the star said: “Oonagh is absolutely gorgeous and Amber is besotted. She always knew that she wanted to be a mum, and this is her greatest wish come true. She’s so grateful to the wonderful woman who helped bring Oonagh into her life.
“The most important thing for Amber is that she’s open about Oonagh’s birth,” the source continued. “There are so many women who feel they can’t talk about their fertility and are worried and embarrassed; Amber wants them to feel supported and realize that there are a multitude of ways to have a baby even if you have fertility issues.”
Heard is not the first celebrity to explore the multitude of fertility options now available thanks to drastic advancements in fertility science in recent decades. Ellen Pompeo, Nicole Kidman, Tyra Banks, and Sarah Jessica Parker are just a few of the many Hollywood A-listers who have used surrogates to have children.