Alexis Stewart, daughter of mogul Martha Stewart, has been trying to have a baby for over five years. And finally, through surrogacy, her wish has come true! She is now ready to introduce the world to her daughter, Jude.
“Getting Jude was lucky,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m happy, but this has been rough.”
At one point, Stewart was spending over $27,000 a month on IVF treatments and an additional $6,000 for medication.
“This is my other job that I don’t talk about,” says the host of the Sirius radio show Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer. “But if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford it and you have time, what’s the downside?”
And Stewart is looking forward to sharing her world with her brand-new life partner.
“I took ice skating lessons all winter so I can skate with her,” she says. “I want her to do everything.”
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