Elizabeth Banks is one of those actresses you’d see on the silver screen and struggle to remember her name. You’d turn to your friend and ask, “I know her! Who is she again?” Your friend would look at you awkwardly and sip from his/her Coke. There’s no denying, however, that Elizabeth Banks is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, even though her name always gets stuck between your tongue and your brain.
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.”
Felix and Magnus were both born via gestational surrogate, a method that is highly recommended for couples who are unable to conceive naturally. Banks continued, “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.” Aside from sounding like an Oscar speech, Banks also slipped in a joke or three during her long lamentation, “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. Wish me luck!” Banks has also never backed down from being honest about her fertility struggle, “It was a womb issue for me. Embryos wouldn’t implant.”
Well, we’re ecstatic for Banks, even though we won’t be able to remember her name in the next few movies!