When we look at celebrities like Elton John, Ricky Martin, or Neil Patrick Harris who have had children over the years it's a no- brainer that they used an egg donor to create their families. But when we hear about female celebrities around the globe who have had children in their 40's, we wonder - "Did she or didn't she?" Society perceives that if you look young, your eggs are young. However, the reality is when you are in your mid-forties and early fifties, your eggs aren't going to work even though your body may very well carry a pregnancy to term and you may look great doing so. So why all the secrecy surrounding celebrities who may or may not have used egg donation or IVF treatment in general. Is it ego? Is it shame? Is it because infertility treatment equates to being older which equates to being less marketable as far as Hollywood, Bollywood or the rest of the entertainment world is concerned?
Is IVF and egg donation the global entertainment world's dirty little secret? Now, we're not saying that any of the following women used IVF or egg donor to have their children… in fact, most have not admitted reproductive help of any kind (although some did admit to at least IVF help - particularly the ones who used gestational carriers). But take a look at the following list and draw your own conclusions: