Martha Stewart is a grandma!
The domestic goddess’ daughter, 45-year-old Alexis Stewart, welcomed baby girl Jude with the help of a gestational carrier on Tuesday (March 8), reports PEOPLE.
Though Alexis’ mom might be thrilled with the idea of being a grandmother, it looks as though she won’t be taking to the role in a traditional fashion: “Martha is going to be called, ‘Martha,’” explained Alexis on her radio show, Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer. “She seemed to have no problem with it… I was like, ‘Do you really want to be ‘grandma’? I don’t like the term grandma!”
“Grandma”, however, is already busy spoiling her tiny granddaughter!
“She was born at 1 in the morning… and [Martha] bring this huge box from Bergdorf [Goodman],” said Alexis. “I open it up and I look inside and it’s full of baby clothes, all with embroidery, and I’m like, ‘Wow, I guess I’m going to be allowed to buy myself something pretty nice because all this stuff’s going back!”
In an interview several years ago, Alexis opened up about her struggle to conceive and how important her goal of motherhood was: “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.”
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?
In November 2010, Alexis confirmed her decision to have a child via gestational carrier.
Congratulations to the entire Stewart family!