Marissa Jaret Winokur: 'This is the most intense time of my life'
In a segment on this morning’s Good Morning America, Marissa Jaret Winokur — who in 2003 won a Tony Award for her performance in Hairspray and is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars — talked more about her battle with cervical and uterine cancer, and the baby boy she’s expecting via surrogate with husband Judah Miller. Marissa says that she recently sang to her son, whom the couple have decided to name Zev, in utero and got quite a surprise in return when she felt his first kick. An emotional Melissa described her feelings about impending motherhood for her interviewer, DWtS host Tom Bergeron, telling other women who may be struggling with their ability to have a baby,
You can find a way to do this. If you want to have a baby, you can adopt, there’s in vitro, there’s surrogacy. With my surrogate, its a whole different world. There is no, like, ‘Is she going to change her mind?’ It’s my egg, it’s my biological child…This is the most intense time of my life.
Marissa — who proudly proclaims "I wear my heart on my sleeve" — revealed that her surrogate has attended the taping of several DWTS shows.
The baby (has been) in the audience. He’s out there. One day I’ll be able to say ‘Zev — I was being a crazy person dancing on a TV show and you were, like, in the womb, there… And that’s just like. Yeah…(tearing up)…I’m very emotional.
Marissa and Judah, a comedy writer, were married in 2006. Zev is due on July 17th.
Source: Good Morning America