Martha Stewart might want to start knitting those baby booties! The domestic diva’s daughter, Alexis Stewart, has decided to have a child via surrogate after years of trying to get pregnant with in-vitro fertility treatments.
“Alexis has now decided on having a baby via a surrogate, and Martha is fully supportive,” a source close to the situation tells Page Six.
The identity of the surrogate is not known and a rep for Martha and Alexis would only say, “We do not comment on personal matters.”
However Alexis has been very open in the past about her desire to have a child and previously revealed that she’d spent up to $27,000 a month on fertility treatments over the course of two years.
During an interview a few years ago Alexis opened up about her struggle to conceive and how important it was to her to become a mother. “I’m single now, but having my own kid is the most important thing in my life, so I am trying everything I can: fancy doctors, expensive drugs, high-tech procedures,” she said.
“A child is your legacy. What better thing can you do in life than put a really good person in the world who’s going to make it a better place?”
And apparently mom Martha is just as eager to become a grandmother. “My mom’s just desperate. She has wanted grandchildren forever…She’s always like, ‘For my birthday, I would like you to be pregnant.’ And I’m like, ‘Me, too!’”