Marissa Jaret Winokur has been trying to conceive another child but she’s “still not pregnant”.
The Hairspray actress describes her “different feeling” trying to get pregnant with a surrogate the second time around. She and husband Judah Miller have been “trying for a year”, she said in an interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop.
“We keep trying! We’ve tried a few times now but it’s not working as easily as we thought it was going to. We’ve been working with another surrogate and it just hasn’t been going easy. But we’re not giving up yet,” she said.
Marisa underwent a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 27. She and Miller welcomed Zev via a surrogate mother.
“It’s a weird thing — now I’m even more grateful for Zev! I always knew it was such a miracle to have a child through surrogacy. It’s such a complex, mad-science thing. But when you have a child, you’re like, ‘See, it works and it’s all meant to be,’ and you forget about all the trauma and all the problems that led up to it. But now we’re going through it again and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, we were really lucky!'”
Going through it a second time proves to take an emotional toll. But her difficulties have made the Dancing with the Stars alumni even more grateful for her son, Zev.
“I believe that in the end, it’s all meant to be. We can’t control it. If we can’t get pregnant through surrogacy this time, we’ll go another route.”
It really makes me appreciate Zev! As much as he’s a crazy wild animal right now, he’s such an amazing blessing.”
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