Marissa Jaret Winokur is looking forward to making her 19-month-old son Zev a big brother.
“Of course,” the 37-year-old actress tells OK! when asked if she and her husband Judah Miller plan on adding to their family. “I’m actually really happy with just my one son, but I can’t imagine my son growing up without any siblings. I’m the youngest of four. I have a really supportive family. For my son, I want him to have what I have with my siblings.”
Marissa, who underwent a hysteroctomy after being diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 27, also opened up about her experience with surrogacy.
“Having a surrogate is a life-changing experience. At the end, you’re going to have a baby. For me, my surrogate is still in my life, my surrogate is still 100% part of my son’s life. That’s how I wanted to deal with it. Other people don’t want to deal with it.”
The Broadway star adds, “For people out there who don’t understand surrogacy, it’s very important that they understand it’s not about someone in Hollywood who doesn’t want to gain weight. It’s not like Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t want to have her own baby. For everybody that has a surrogate, that was their last chance. That was their last option – that was their only option. It’s the most amazing, wonderful thing, but it’s also a really hard decision to make because you’re trusting the most important thing to somebody. For me, that was the only way I was going to have a baby, so I was like ‘I’m in, let’s go.’ There was no looking back. But for a lot of women, there are lots of different options, so it’s important to figure out what’s the best option for them.”