Lucy Liu welcomed baby boy Rockwell Lloyd Liu via gestational carrier, congrats!

I have become a late-in-life Lucy Liu stan, mostly because I enjoy her so much on Elementary and I think both she and Jonny Lee Miller are doing criminally underrated work on that show. I also have a newfound respect for Lucy because she really keeps her personal life wrapped up. The last time I heard anything about her private life, it was a report last year that she had been quietly dating billionaire hedge-funder Noam Gottesman for FOUR YEARS with barely a blip on any gossip radars. Anyway, I don’t know if Lucy is still with Noam or if he (or any other man) was involved in any way with Lucy’s new role in life. You see, Lucy is a mom now!

Lucy announced the birth of her baby boy, Rockwell Lloyd Liu, on her social media yesterday. Rockwell was born via gestational carrier and Lucy’s rep told People: “Mom and baby are healthy and happy.” Lucy is 46 years old, so I would assume (although she has not said anything about it) that her age played a big factor in choosing to have a baby via gestational carrier. Congrats to Lucy and little Rockwell!

Sidenote: Elementary Season 4 will premiere on Thursday, November 5th. I cannot believe we have to wait until November to find out the resolution to Season 3’s cliffhanger. And here’s one for the Elementary stans: John Noble will be playing Sherlock’s equally eccentric father. OMG.

Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In ❤️!

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  1. Esteph says:

    Say what?!!!!!

    Lucy is one of my favorites actresses, so happy for her!

  2. bobslaw says:

    Beautiful photographs! Happy news.

  3. Josefa says:

    Good for her! I love Lucy too. She’s such a badass. It’s funny that in Kill Bill, even after watching Vol. 2, O-Ren left a bigger impression on me than Beatrix (and I do like Uma a lot).

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Silly rabbit. Whenever I think of Kill Bill, I think of Lucy’s scenes.

      And Jonny Lee Miller is my Sherlock. I accept no substitutes

      • Maria says:

        may I share your Sherlock? <3 Elementary!

      • Bridget says:

        I loved her in Kill Bill. Based on Bellatrix’s interactions with the other Viper ladies I made up relationships and back stories – and O-ren was the only one I envisioned her actually being friends with. She and Elle detested each other, she and Vernita respected each other but were just cordial co-workers, and Budd was her boyfriend’s putzy brother. O-ren was the only one of the Vipers that got her own backstory, and considering that the movie was from Bellatrix’s POV one could guess that it was because O-ren was the only person she was close enough to that she would know that story.

        I have seen this movie way too many times.

      • Bridget says:

        Wow, I wrote Bellatrix. Or my phone autocorrected to Bellatrix. Either way, I am a total and complete nerd.

  4. Luca76 says:

    So happy for her!!!

  5. Jayna says:

    Aw. That’s sweet. I love Lucy. Congrats. She has the cutest voice. She looks far younger than her age.

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    Babies are the best of all blessings. 😀

  7. Aussie girl says:

    This is just lovely news and the pics just warmed my heart.

  8. Angel L says:

    Congratulations to her! I love her on Elementary – one of my favorite shows.

  9. Sarah says:

    I’ve never heard any negative gossip about her & i’ve been a fan since I saw Charlies Angels at a 4th grade birthday party! (my 4th grade half-asian self thought she was a totally awesome bad-ass)

    • idontknowyouyoudontknowme says:

      Well, there is the rumour about her and Bill Murray getting into a fight while filming Charlie’s angels, hence why he didn’t return for the 2nd movie.. either way she is definitely an awesome bad-ass

      • Malificent says:

        Bill also has a well-documented reputation as a curmudgeon. So, I wouldn’t necessarily hold it against Lucy if she had it out with him.

  10. NUTBALLS says:

    So is a gestational carrier the same as a surrogate? I hope she won’t get lambasted for using someone else’s womb like Dylan did. Her body, her choice.

    Congratulations to her for her little bundle of joy. Blessings to them both.

    • Manjit says:

      My views on “gestational carriers” haven’t changed but this news won’t stop me watching Elementary and loving the to and fro between Holmes and Watson. I love that show, the acting, all round, is so under-rated.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        I love everyone on that show. John Noble should be an interesting addition. I do hope Natalie Dormer is back this year. There needs to be some follow up to that prison killing of the woman responsible for killing Watson’s boyfriend

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      That was my first thought, too. So is THIS okay then because she didn’t announce that she was basically unwilling to get preggo? Everyone can assume there were medical reasons?

      I’ve loved her since Ally McBeal and Elementary is such a good show. Congratulations to her!

      • Santia says:

        She’s also 46. Not likely she could have gotten pregnant naturally.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Well, we don’t now that, do we?

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Plenty of women get pregnant in their 40’s and deliver healthy babies but the risks of miscarriage or defects are higher when over 35. She had her reasons for choosing this route and I don’t need to know why. I’m just glad she got a healthy baby in the end.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        @Santia, one of my co-workers stopped using birth control in her mid 40s because she believed as you did. At the age of 49, she thought she was menopausal because her period stopped and she was having hot flashes and was cranky all the time. She was also nauseous and gaining weight. She was in her second trimester by the time they figured out she was pregnant and she delivered her son in her 50th birthday.

        My sister had her last kid at 44 and had no problems getting pregnant

      • Betsy says:

        That’s pretty much it for me. I don’t care if someone uses a surrogate or gestational carrier or never has any children at all, but don’t give an interview in which you make it sound like you’re too busy to be pregnant. Tin earred PR or whatever, it just sounds bad.

      • Malificent says:

        Menopause isn’t some magical line in the sand that instantly happens on a certain birthday. For the average women the whole process takes a decade or longer.

        Women can and do get pregnant in there mid- to-late 40s — sometimes even the old-fashioned way without medical intervention. It’s just that most women have severely reduced fertility by 46, so it’s statistically less likely. But there are always plenty of exceptions.

        So Lucy could have used a donor egg or embryo, used her own frozen eggs, or still had sufficient fertility to have a viable egg.

      • Santia says:

        Well, color me corrected on the age. 🙂 I’m about to turn 45, myself, and just figured the baby making factory was done (what with the night sweats, and hot flashes and bloating and what not).

      • itzblissy says:

        On top be of 46, where getting pregnant is a bit harder, she is asian. Asian women tend to have children younger as such on a genetic level, after 35 it’s significantly harder to get pregnant for an asian women. My friend is 35 and her ob puts her in advance age mothers when she was trying to get ivf.

    • I read the thread yesterday–I guess I don’t see the fuss. Like she’s not in India, etc. I’m assuming that HERE, in the US, that gestational carriers/surrogates are very well protected i.e. the soon to be parents have to pay for all of her hospital bills, her food, etc. Obviously there are also ways that people get around this–but I don’t understand putting down people who do this the RIGHT way. Like take care of the person who’s doing this for them.

      I don’t know–unless someone wants to say that Lucy Lui and/or Dylan Lauren found someone who was desperate, paid the bare minimum and kept them prisoner…..then to me, saying that they’re wrong for using a gestational carrier, because some people abuse the system, is the same as saying no one should ever adopt a baby from a different country because SOME people steal babies to “sell”.

      • Luca76 says:

        The comments yesterday seemed more like some antiquated sexist shock at a woman who had the privilege to make a different choice rather than any genuine concern for the welfare of the gestational carrier.
        The abuses against carriers are usually trafficking between countries where surrogacy is illegal to poorer countries where the carriers have fewer rights and there are no ways to protect them. That’s not what’s going on here.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        There was a particularly outspoken poster who was basically condemning it because of how poor women are exploited. But like you said Luca, that’s probably not what’s going on in either Dylan or Lucy’s case. Here in the US, middle class women who are protected by legal agreements are getting first class medical treatment and are voluntarily choosing to be surrogates because they want to help others and make good money. Not the same thing as in developing countries where the same protections are not in place.

        As with any profession or work, the poor can be exploited and it is rightly condemned. While I see the ethical dilemmas and problems that can arise (ie: what something is wrong with the fetus and the parents back out? Who’s responsible for the child?), I don’t have an issue with it if there are legal agreements protecting the rights and freedoms of all parties involved and the baby is well taken care of.

      • kcarp says:

        I was shocked by the comments yesterday concerning surrogacy. I am a lot more conservative than many of the posters here, though not so conservative I do not believe in a woman’s choice on how she uses her body. If a woman wants a child and doesn’t want to be pregnant more power to her.

        Hollywood loves to pretend that all these sets of boy/girl twins are just by chance and late in reproductive life pregnancies are surprises. It’s all a big fat lie. I am not rich by any means and I had IVF, I believe many of the Hollywood moms do as well and use gender selection.

        I hated being pregnant. Hating being pregnant does not impact any of the feelings you have for your child. It is no way her fault that I ate way to much and I was miserable. If I had the money for a surrogate and I really wanted another child I would use one for sure. I am almost 4 years out from being pregnant and I am just now starting to feel like my old self.

      • @kcarp
        I guess one way to tell with the twins thing is to see how many have twins that run through their families (that might be hard though). My family (on my mom’s side) has had one set of twins born every generation as far back as we can go. My cousin had a set of twins (I hope I do)…….

        I also guess that having twins is a way to get two for the price of one, and not have to get pregnant again???? I could see that reasoning.

      • Betsy says:

        @Virgilia – depending on the kind of twins you carry, a twin pregnancy can be very dangerous, and they are so much more difficult to be pregnant with.

      • @Betsy
        Didn’t know that. In my family, it’s a mixed bag. I’m a fraternal twin, so are my cousin’s twins. But one of my great Aunts had a set of twins that were identical, except one’s head was bigger than the others. Their names were Hubert and Herbert, but they called them Big Man and Little Man.

    • JudyK says:

      Like her, hate the term “gestational carrier”–sounds like something that is robotic and not human. What can’t we just stick with surrogate.

      • Colette says:

        A surrogate and a gestational carrier is not the same.My neighbor was a surrogate for her brother and his husband three years ago.They used my neighbors’ eggs and her brother in law’s sperm so the baby is biologically related to both men.The little boy actually looks more like my neighbors’ brother than his biological father.A gestational carrier doesn’t use her own eggs.

      • Tiffany says:

        I thought that gestestional meant that genetically the kid is Lucy’s. That her eggs were used for this pregnancy.

      • Cleo says:


        No not neccesarily, especially when the mom is older. An egg from a donor is used and then placed in a gestational carrier – so not only is she carrying a child that’s completely unrelated to her by blood. The parent(s) of the child usually want it that way, so no connection is there with a birth mother. At 46 she could have used her egg, but that likelihood is slim.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It is slim but possible. There have been enormous strides in pre-implantation genetic testing. If you have the money to do multiple cycles of egg retrieval and testing, you can try as long as your pocketbook and your body can handle it. SJP’s twins from a few years ago? My guess is those are her biological children but her body couldn’t carry at 44. It could be Liu’s egg, donor sperm, and a gestational carrier.

        As women age, the blood flood to the uterus changes and makes it more difficult to carry to term. Things like acupuncture can be used to try to improve the blood flow. This is probably why 44 year old Gwen Stefani was at her acupuncturist once a week during her last pregnancy. Also why we didn’t see 49-year-old Laura Linney at all during her pregnancy, because she may have been on serious bedrest against complications.

    • lisa says:

      i dont believe in mixing people in labs, no exceptions

      but there is no reason to beat a dead horse and post it in every thread

      • Ellecommelejour says:

        @Lisa: exactly! My view hasn’t change a bot about surrogate / carrier …etc
        But happy the babies are in good health.

      • kcarp says:

        I had a baby mixed in a lab. She is exactly like any other kid “mixed” in a bed, back seat of a car, the kitchen counter, on a beach, or even on the hood of a car.

        Maybe if we want to live in the 1600’s when girls were giving birth at the age of 14 then maybe I could have conceived without the lab. Since I waited until I was in my 30’s I needed extra help.

        I have said before that I am more conservative than most people who comment here. With that said I am still baffled at people who are biased against science. This must be what a liberal feels like when trying to prove a point to a conservative who is unwilling to move with the times.

      • lisa says:

        im actually an atheist, not at all conservative

        and i love science and math. and it tells me that the planet is overrun with people, it makes no sense to me to make even more in a lab. we dont need all the ones we make the old fashioned way.

        im not being conservative at all. im being forward thinking and looking to our collective futures on this shared dirty planet.

      • Nic919 says:

        Over crowding is a problem in certain countries but not in North America or Europe where the population replacement rate is less than one. A few rich women using surrogacy won’t make a difference. What will really control over population on a world wide basis is to provide contraception to women in third world countries so they have reproductive choices.

        As for saying that you are against science intervening, then to be consistent you need to be against medicine improving cancer treatment, surgical methods, vaccines etc. because this was developed in a lab so too bad for you if you get those diseases because you need to suffer and deal with it just like the women who can’t give birth without some assistance.

        So in short, mind your own business regarding other women’s bodies. If the surrogate is consenting then there is nothing to be concerned about.

      • Ellecommelejour says:

        I really find it so dumb when people say things like : ” mind your own business regarding other women’s bodies “. It really makes no sense.
        We’re meant to live together in the same society therefore we should be able / allowed to talked about each other and to one another. Disagreeing with someone for whatever reasons doesn’t mean one of party is right and the other one wrong. It’s just different point of views.
        People keep on forgetting that nowadays and try and force their views on people! It’s sooooo annoying and disrespectful!
        That being said, I’m always happy when a baby is born. I just don’t feel comfortable whit science being used for IVF/ surrogate…Etc But that’s just my opinion !

    • Ennie says:

      First timers have a much harder time getting pregnant, even if you see plenty.
      No way it is a walk in the park to try , it is costly in many senses and an emotional roller coaster, and many times for nothing, no pregnancy, or miscarriages early on.
      Congrats to Lucy, this lady just does not age!

    • Marigold says:

      A gestational carrier would be carrying a baby made from Lucy’s egg. It wouldn’t be gestational if it were a donor egg. That would be plain surrogacy.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        “Plain” surrogacy is where the surrogate’s own eggs are used. A gestational carrier is carrying a fetus which developed from another woman’s egg, regardless of whether that egg came from the intended mother or from an egg donor.

        To reply to some other comments upthread: at 46, it is much more likely that Liu would have been physically capable of sustaining a donor egg pregnancy herself than that one of her eggs would have made a viable embryo through IVF. While some women do get pregnant naturally at 45+, the rates of success with own egg IVF past the age of 44 are vanishingly tiny. The fall-off in own-egg IVF success after age 35 is sharp, but it REALLY falls off a cliff after 42. By contrast, significant numbers of women carry donor egg pregnancies with minimal complications into their late 40s and even beyond. Which is not to say that Liu may not have had medical reasons for needing a surrogate, just that it’s *highly* unlikely her own eggs were used.

  11. Jessiebes says:

    Wow, congrats.

  12. Oh! She’s still dating that guy that she was in Italy with–they were photographed in a museum…….I wasn’t sure. I’d heard they broke up, but I’m glad they didn’t. I just LOVE Lucy! I’m so happy for her!!!

    EDIT: Er…..I just googled Noam Gottesman…….he just got married in May to someone else. I guess they aren’t still together. Beyonce and Jay-Z were at the wedding. But his wikipedia page says they’re still together. Lol.

  13. bobafelty says:

    I’m waiting to see if Lucy gets “congrats” and happy feelings or the same treatment as the other 40+ year old Ms. Lauren got ripped apart for the same thing yesterday.

    • Astrid says:

      I think the difference is that Dylan made some comment about not having time to be pregnant while she travelled around the world. If you don’t have time to be pregnant, what kind of time do you have to be a mother? was the comment threads yesterday

      • bobafelty says:

        but we have no idea if she said that to avoid questions about her own fertility. Here we just assume Lucy had to use a surrogate, not that she chose to. Dylan is 41 and Lucy is 46. Both are going to struggle to carry naturally.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        She said, “We chose to use a surrogate as the way we wanted to start our family, particularly as I was traveling across the globe on a stressful schedule to get stores open.”

        Fertility is diminished by both stress and age, so to say she didn’t have time to get or be pregnant isn’t really fair. Also, her husband wanted to be more involved in raising the children and he had more of the “mommy traits”, as she put it. I took that to mean she felt better about having kids, knowing she had a willing and capable husband to care for them while she was at work. It’s a role reversal from what we typically see, but it does work for some couples.

        We see this all the time with men, but as a woman she got panned for wanting to continue her work and allow her husband to do more of the care giving. It’s unfair and diminishes the important role that men play in raising children.

    • Lucy2 says:

      My issue with Dylan yesterday was not the surrogacy- if that is the best choice for a woman and her family that is her business and they’re not obligated to share every reason why. Dylan, however, based on that interview did not actually seem all that interested in becoming a parent, only did it to appease her husband, and didn’t sound like she would spend a lot of time with the children.

  14. t.fanty says:

    She’s 46? Damn, she looks great.

    • Original T.C. says:

      IKR? Damn I’ve been giving Halle Berry all the credit for being a vampiress but add Lucy Lui. I for one thing it’s great for younger generations of women to know they have lots of options in when to have children and what method. Then they know that it’s OK to spend their youth working at a trade or being a CEO. Always on a superficial note, older ladies are viewed as the healthy sexual creatures that they are in reality and men know they have more options than just young women.

    • Ankhel says:

      I thought, “I can see why she would need some help – she’s what, 41-42? She looks so young and pretty. What, 46?!”

  15. Kiki says:

    I say that is berate for her. I wish her and her bundle of joy the very best of life.

  16. Brandy Armstrong says:

    2 things I love about this post:
    1. Writers assessment of Elementary & how both Lucy & Jonny are underrated on that amazing, smart, funny show!!!
    2. How absolutely beautiful, peaceful & happy Lucy looks in the photo
    Yay some happy news !!!

  17. Dee Kay says:

    LOVE Liu and Miller on Elementary. And I have always been a big fan of hers. I’m so glad she pursued (and achieved!) her dream of motherhood. Good for her. Yay Lucy Liu!!!

  18. kri says:

    “Gestational carrier” makes it sound like she knocked up the mail lady. But okay..congrats on your new baby! Love Lucy.

    • Sam says:

      It’s a term of art. There are two kinds of surrogacy – traditional and gestational. In a traditional surrogacy situation, the surrogate is also the genetic mother. A gestational carrier situation is where the carrier has no genetic linkage to the baby at all. So either Lucy used her own eggs or they came from a unrelated third party.

      Gestational carriers are now the norm because traditional surrogacy contracts are void as against public policy in the US. You can’t voluntarily terminate the rights of a bio-parent, no matter what your prior agreement was. No court will do it. That just means that the carrier contributed no genetic material. Although I do agree that the term is sort of…cold, I guess. That woman did you a major, major solid. You might want to have a better term for her.

  19. GreenieWeenie says:

    I would never have guessed 46. She looks amazing on Elementary.

  20. mkyarwood says:

    Howcome she had a gestational carrier and the other lady had a surrogate?

  21. Tania says:

    Congrats! Yay Lucy! He is beautiful. And I totally agree about Elementary being underrated. I’m not shaming her for using a GC, that’s ridiculous. We don’t know what she’s been through–if she tried getting pregnant on her own but couldn’t, or if doctors advised against it at the age of 46 due to increased risk of complications for the mother. I don’t think you can fairly compare her to Dylan Lauren.

  22. Kaiser says:

    For the love of God.

    First off, I use whatever term the mother uses. Dylan Lauren said she used a “surrogate” so that was the term I used. Lucy says “gestational carrier,” so that was the term I used.

    Secondly, I don’t have a problem with surrogacy/gestational carriers whatsoever. What bugged me about Dylan Lauren – and what bugged many commenters, I feel, is the way she spoke about her surrogacy, like an afterthought to her schedule.

    • original kay says:

      seems to be in the air around here today.

      even when I don’t agree with you Kaiser, I appreciate the thought and sensitivity you bring to your posts.

      agree about Dylan Lauren too.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I don’t take issue with the terminology, but wanted clarification if they were one and the same. I didn’t find Dylan’s comments problematic. I thought she was being circumspect and intentional about how she would fit children into her already busy life. As far as we know, she’s over the moon with those kids and is glad she made the choice to have them. I didn’t see any reason to think otherwise.

        I don’t like how women who are being thoughtful about whether they can manage parenthood with a fulfilling job are thought to not want children. Some do want them but want to ensure they can give them what they need and so hesitate or delay it until perhaps a partner or spouse is eager to have them.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Pregnancy and childbirth are not a deadly diseases. It’s a natural biological process and women who choose to be surrogates are not risking their lives to do it, even in developing countries with substandard sanitation, nutrition and medical care.

    • Anniefannie says:

      Amen. To compare the 2 is ridiculous. I haaaate the mother judgement trip but you couldn’t help but be baffled at the way Lauren positioned her choice.

    • FedUpDani says:

      Doesn’t matter. One woman was open and honest about why she chose “surrogacy” and was torn apart. Just because the other woman is mum on why she chose this route does not give her a free pass. Either tear them both apart, or congratulate them both. If anything, we should be praising Dylan for being brave enough to discuss her actual reasons for not wanting to get pregnant. I find it very troubling that some around here claim to be feminists, but are still “mean-girling” some women for something that another woman does, and gets praised for. I realize this is a celebrity gossip site, but come on. We need to be sticking together.

      • Colette says:

        That’s true it’s possible Lucy wanted a baby but didn’t want to go through fertility treatments or didn’t want to get pregnant because of the the effects it has on your body.What difference does it make, it is her choice.One of my cousins just had an abortion and she is being judged by my family because she is married and has a great job.Apparently if she was uneducated and broke it would be OK or understandable for her to end an unwanted pregnancy.She is being called selfish by my aunts.
        IMO it’s about personal choices.

      • MG says:

        We should “praise” Dylan for being “brave” enough to say she didn’t really want kids and was too busy to carry them? Umm, what?

      • Sam says:

        It’s not an objection to the surrogacy per se. It’s an objection to using it as a “meh” thing when in fact it is a deadly serious thing. A surrogate/gestational carrier has to go through some serious stuff to complete the task, and has to, in reality, risk her life in the process (how easily we forget that you can still die in childbirth). That’s why “gift surrogacy” is such a big deal. Because it’s a really, really big deal to get pregnant, carry a child and birth them. Dylan Lauren reduced it to a matter of “meh, I don’t want to do it, so hey, get a surrogate.” And I think a lot of people took issue with the fact that she reduced something that is, in reality, very, very serious and reduced it down to a matter of preference (not mention that Lauren’s surrogate had twins, which is a more complicated pregnancy and birth process).

        I don’t know Lucy Liu’s situation. Normally, even with single moms and those using frozen embryos, they will often try to carry themselves (Sadie B. Hawkins did this at 50 – she used her own frozen embryos and carried the baby). I don’t doubt Lucy had her reasons, and those are her own. If Dylan Lauren had simply not said anything or said, “I had medical reasons” I doubt she would have gotten that level of judgment. But when you reveal that you were motivated by convenience, then that raises eyebrows. In addition, I think a lot of people balked slightly at how she seemed to also suggest that she wasn’t going to be a really strong presence in their lives going forward and how she suggested she “gave” her husband the kids to please him. Lucy seems to be totally enamored with the baby and will really parenting her son. So there’s that as well.

      • FedUpDani says:

        I’m not saying praise her for her reasoning, praise her for talking about it. It was her decision, no matter her reasoning. What happened to personal choice? Or is it that just because we don’t agree with your reason, so we’re going to criticize you for it? I’m sorry, in my mind it’s all or nothing.

      • FedUpDani says:

        Sam: I appreciate your thoughtful comments on the subject. Again, I realize this is a celebrity gossip site, but I just tire of reading day after day about two different people in similar situations, and one getting torn apart because they’re not liked (even though no one knows them personally), and the other one getting praise because they seem friendly. I may be bitter about it, but this is one reason why the majority of my friends are male. Women can be so catty (yes, I have my moments as well), but I try to lean towards the “get along with everyone” way of thinking. Again, I appreciate your thoughtful, respectful response!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        My comment upthread posted to the wrong place. Pregnancy is not a life-threatening disease. It’s a natural, biological process and even in poor communities where nutrition, sanitation and health care are lousy, moms are not dying all over the place. With rare exceptions, women’s bodies are made to conceive, gestate and birth a child, it’s only in the exceptions is it possibly dangerous. As long as the surrogate has access to medical oversight and care, a normal, healthy female isn’t going to be risking her life to have a baby.

        I suspect that any woman of means is going to be cautious as to who will carry their child (wanting them to take care of themselves and the baby) and will pay whatever it takes to ensure the surrogate has access to medical intervention. It’s their child that’s at risk, so they have a stake in the matter.

    • Josy says:

      Jeez, reading the comments section on this site has become really exhausting. Glad it’s not filled with ridiculous hateful racist/homophobic etc comments but still, chill the F out ppl.

      And yes, because Dylan chose to tell us that she was too busy traveling to get pregnant and that while she wasn’t into babies, seeing her husband raise the dogs made her willing to pay someone to have some kids for him gives me different feelings from this Lucy Liu story.


      Ps. CONGRATS To Dylan too. Just hope she’s not too busy to mother them.

  23. Mimz says:

    Love her, she seems like a very sweet woman. Always had a soft spot for her.
    AND I LOVE John Noble. Since, he was my favourite in Fringe, my favourite sci-fy show!!!!

    Great post, great news 🙂

  24. serena says:

    46 years old looking like 30.. barely, wow, she looks amazing. So happy for her, I really like her!

  25. Brittney B. says:

    God, she’s just so beautiful. And the love in her eyes makes her even more beautiful. As do those adorable freckles.

    Elementary is re-airing from the beginning soon, and I can’t wait to re-watch. I didn’t start watching it weekly until last season, but I remember the pilot and want to see these characters develop again. Joan is such a well-rounded character, and I applaud the show’s casting and writing teams for making such character-driven decisions. It’s not about sex or race; it’s about the motives and personalities of these human beings, and I wish more shows would try it.

    Side-note… my uncle was an English professor in Chicago who also taught and got his PhD at Oxford, and now he lives in rural England. He’s an expert in all things British literature. He turned me onto the show, which he claims is the best written adaptation of Conan Doyle he’s ever seen. He says it’s truer to the spirit and characterization of the source material than Sherlock or (no surprise) the RDJ movies. It surprised me that he’d endorse a formulaic CBS American show as a good example of British literature, but now that I’m familiar with both, I agree. If you haven’t seen it, catch up on USA!

    • Absolutely says:

      So many people rave about it I may have to break down and check it out…

    • Dee Kay says:

      I am a major fan of the Conan Doyle stories/novels and I agree with your uncle. Elementary does this great thing where they will take one of ACD’s cases and re-work it for contemporary NYC, and then bring in characters but not exactly (some different genders, different names or circumstances), so that it *feels* very ACD even though it’s never a direct adaptation of ACD. I think it’s ingenious as a literary adaptation strategy/style and doesn’t get enough notice or appreciation.

  26. Lucy says:

    I’ve loved her since Kill Bill, and I love that we have the same name hahah. Congrats to her!!!

  27. Aila says:

    I love her and I love her freckles.

  28. Hannah says:

    Congrats! Always liked her!

  29. BlancheDB says:

    The baby-daddy?

  30. Jennifer says:

    Hello all- I’m an experienced fertility RN. I’ve worked at 4 different fertility clinics, including one at a top hospital. Just to clear something up- extended fertility is pretty rare- the vast majority of women become pretty infertile by about age 40, by 44 it’s considered u ethical to do IVF. At 46 she has a less than 1% chance of having her own genetic baby. So likely she used a donor and if she is menopausal, a surrogate. Better chance of success. But to clarify- very few surrogates are middle class. Most are lower or working class and really need the money.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Perhaps, but the ones being written about in articles I’ve read were not lower/working class. Do you have any links to stats that have been collected here in the US?

      • Jennifer says:

        There are no statistics being kept as to the income levels of surrogates. First, that would be considered a violation of patient privacy. The surrogate is also considered a patient. Secondly, the in vitro industry is very loosely regulated. Thirdly, I’ve witnessed hundreds of women becoming surrogates, I’ve read their psych profiles and their personality profiles. Many many many are working class women looking for the untaxed 40K. This is only my experience- maybe there are lots of women with plenty of money who would carry a strangers baby out of the kindness of their heart. The only women I’ve seen doing it for free are sisters/cousins of the intended parents.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Even if a surrogate is working class,if they’re in good health and they have access to quality medical care, I don’t see the problem if is how they would like to earn income. If someone wants/needs their womb and they’re willing to donate it, as long as each party’s rights and freedoms are not violated, I see it as a legitimate business transaction.

        If I had the money to pay a surrogate, I’d be mainly concerned with how well they take care of themselves during pregnancy (eating well, no alcohol, taking folate etc) to ensure my child was not being put at risk in the womb. So a thorough vetting process would be necessary, along with a rock solid legal contract that delineates rights and responsibilities to keep a Baby M or some other type of situation occurring.

  31. Jag says:


    I love the photos of them together. So many celebs have photos taken where it’s all about them staring into the camera. You can tell she loves him already. Awwww

  32. paranormalgirl says:

    Congratulations to Lucy.

  33. Lucy2 says:

    Congrats to her! I’ve always liked her too, she was so great when she did a guest role on Southland.

  34. Heather says:

    Congratulations to her! I love Elementary – it’s the only show I watch regularly. She and Jonny Lee Miller are amazing as Dr. Watson and Sherlock. Cheers to her and her new little munchkin!