Completing your family by having a baby with a surrogate

The road to motherhood was anything but a straight line for Kristen Wiig.

In the September issue of InStyle, the actress opens up about the physical and emotional hoops she and fiancé Avi Rothman had to jump through before eventually welcoming now-9-month-old twins via surrogate, calling the experience “a very long road” on which “I wasn’t myself” for years.

“We’ve been together for about five years, and three of them were spent in an [in vitro fertilization] haze,” says Wiig, 46. “Emotionally, spiritually and medically, it was probably the most difficult time in my life. I wasn’t myself.”

“There are so many emotions that go with it — you’re always waiting by the phone and getting test results, and it was just bad news after bad news,” adds the Wonder Woman 1984 star. “Occasionally there would be a good month, but then it was just more bad news. There was a lot of stress and heartache.”

“It was a long f—ing time,” she continues. “It got to the point where I just kind of stopped talking about it entirely, because I would get sad whenever someone asked. It was just part of my life. I gave myself [hormone] shots in airplane bathrooms and at restaurants — and those shots are no joke.”

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