'It was the happiest day of my life': Caprice welcomes a baby boy by surrogacy... just weeks before second child is due
Model Caprice has become a parent for the first time after a surrogate mother gave birth to a son. The 41-year-old, who fell pregnant herself shortly after signing up for a carrier, was present at the birth in Los Angeles alongside her partner Ty Comfort, 46.
A friend told the paper: ‘He was early- but all the family are doing well. Cap was the first one to give him a cuddle and she was overwhelmed. ‘Cap is due at the end of September and can’t wait to introduce him to his brother.’
In June of this year the underwear and swimwear designer revealed that she was expecting two children – the second with a surrogate, after three IVF attempts weren’t successful. At the time she said she would have ‘given up all the fame, money and magazine covers’ to become a mother.
Caprice met her partner, Ty Comfort, in June 2011, and in time the pair decided to try for a baby. Just one month later, they were delighted to discover that she was pregnant, but at a six week scan, the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat. Sadly, four days later, she suffered a miscarriage. The couple then attempted to have three rounds of IVF in America, but when that didn't work, doctors suggested using a surrogate.
After contacting a Californian surrogacy agency last autumn, the couple decided on a 34-year-old woman who already had four children and didn't want any more of her own. Then at Christmas, they discovered she was pregnant and shortly afterwards came the surprise that Caprice was expecting too.
Yet more heartache was to come when Caprice started bleeding. Fearing a miscarriage, the star then received a phone call from the surrogate to say that she had also lost one of the twins. Submerged in grief, Ty persuaded her to have a scan, and thankfully it revealed the baby Caprice was carrying still had a heartbeat and she is expected to give birth within the next few weeks.