Elizabeth Banks Welcomes Baby Son Magnus Mitchell

Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman welcomed baby boy, Magnus Mitchell, via gestational surrogate.

The Hunger Games actress took to her official website to announce the happy news.

“Magnus was born via gestational surrogate. This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible,” she told.

“I now turn my attention to managing two boys under two. For which I am thankful. And all their poop. For which I am less thankful,” she finished.

This is the second child for the couple. The first son Felix was born in March 2011.

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  1. […] The actress and her husband Max Handelman recently had the privilege of welcoming another baby into their lives. World, please say hello to the oddly named Magnus Mitchell Handelman, as announced on Banks’ website on Wednesday. This baby cuddle of joy joins his older brother Felix, 20 months, as the second baby for Banks and her husband. Banks wrote on her website, “As 2012 winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, I have much for which to be thankful – personal, professional, and Presidential. However, nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby. Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand-to-hand combat.” […]

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