In June 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo had twins, Eva and Mateo Ronaldo, via surrogate. In addition to big brother, Cristianinho, Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez welcomed a baby girl named Alana Martin to the family in July 2017. When asked about his rapidly expanding family, Ronaldo told the Portuguese paper Correio da Manha that his son, Cristianinho wanted more brothers and sisters. "He wants seven, the magic number" - Ronaldo's jersey number - "and I think that's good."
Olympic diver Tom Daley, and his husband Dustin Lance Black welcomed a son, Robert Ray, via surrogate on June 27, 2018. Daley and Black announced the birth of their son in The Times newspaper in June, and Daley also shared the happy news in an Instagram post. He wrote: “27/06/18. Welcome to the world our precious little Robbie Ray Black-Daley. The most magical moment of my life. The amount of love and joy you have brought into our life is immeasurable. Our precious son.”
In November 2018, the NBA star and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union-Wade, surprised fans when they revealed that they had secretly welcomed a baby girl via surrogate, daughter Kaavia James. The couple announced their daughter’s birth on Instagram. Union, who previously opened up about her fertility struggles, announced that “we are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate.” She went on to say, “11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days. Welcome to the party sweet girl! #onelastdance #skintoskin @dwyanewade.”
In October 2019, Colombian reports announced that REAL MADRID star, James Rodriguez, has "done a Cristiano Ronaldo.” Rodriguez welcomed his son, Samuel via surrogate, and announced the happy news on Instagram. Written in Spanish, the caption read, “Hello, I want to share with you an immense joy. Today God has enabled me to become a father again, honouring us with the arrival of Samuel in our family. We are happy at home and experiencing this marvellous moment. Many thanks for your kindness, respect and wisdom.”
One of Australia’s greatest Olympians, swimmer Ian Thorpe, has confirmed that he and his long-term boyfriend, Ryan Channing, are currently in the process of planning a family with the help of a surrogate. Channing explained that the couple was investigating the surrogacy process in the US because in Australia, paid surrogacy is banned in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. "Becoming parents is something that Ian and myself would love to make happen," Channing told news sources in January 2019. "Unfortunately the laws in Australia are difficult for same-sex males in regards to surrogacy."