Twins on the Way for Chris Daughtry

05/17/2010 at 03:20 PM ET
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Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna are expecting twins via surrogate in November, the rocker announced on his Web site Monday.

“Deanna and I are overjoyed about this double blessing,” Daughtry, 30, said in the statement.

“Thank you for your expressions of love and support and for respecting for our privacy during this special time.”

The babies were conceived via IVF and — due to Deanna’s partial hysterectomy four years ago — were transferred to a gestational surrogate who will carry them to term.

The American Idol alum and his wife are already parents to son Griffin and daughter Hannah.

— Sarah Michaud

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Etsy on

Wonderful news. He always seems to be a loving, family man. I am glad he’s been so successful since AI.

Christina on

Awesome news!!!

tomfool on

AWW…!! Congrats to Chris! That’s so great for them!

melanie on

Awww Congrats!!!! I’m so happy for them especially since DAUGHTRY is my fav group!!!!!!!!!

MomTo3BeautifulBoys on

How exciting! Best of luck during the pregnancy!!

Janet on

Congratulations Chris & Deanna on your very special blessings! This is wonderful news and such a joyful time for both of you and your son and daughter at home!

Brooke on

That is WONDERFUL news!~! Congrats Chris and Deanna!!!!

urbanadventurertales on

Congrats to them, hope for a healthy pregnancy!

I wonder, though, if you have 2 biological children and you aren’t able to carry anymore, why would you go to the lengths of having IVF and paying for a surrogate? I think adoption is a much better option personally.

romy on

Urban, I think both are fine choices. It’s nice that we have these choices. There are also more unknowns in adopting so maybe they felt more comfortable this way. I don’t care either way what route other people decide to take.

Jaime on


the two children listed are deanna’s biological children, chris has adopted them. i believe their father died. he has no biological children of his own.


Debbie on

So Happy for the two of you that is such wonderful news I wish you the best

JM on

i hate it when people judge other people’s choices about whether they have a surrogate or whether they adopt. it’s nobody’s business but their’s. you could just as easily say if you’re able to have two children biologically you should adopt the third one. there is no moral imperative to adopt. people should only adopt if they really really want to, not as a second best option.

Jen on

Thanks JM.

People should only go into adoption with their whole heart, it needs to be what they want, not second prize.

If people want to go via IVF or surrogate, that’s obviously what’s right for them, and if they want to go for adoption, then obviously,that’s what’s right.

Bernadette on

Congrats to Chris and his wife Deanna.

jessicad on

I agree with JM. seems like people are looked down on for not adopting. It’s an amazing thing to do, but it’s not for everyone.

Congrats to them!

Jenn on

This is so exciting! I love Daughtry. I always wondered why they didn’t have any biological children together; not that it’s a big deal, I was just always curious. I figured it was because of him, not her. Totally knew nothing of her partial hysterectomy. (And yes, none of that is any of my business. Couldn’t help but speculate anyway out of generalized curiosity, though).
Happy news!!! 🙂

Mandy on

Correct me if I’m wrong… IVF is in-vitro? So, was she pregnant and then they transferred the babies to the surrogate? The article is confusing me just a bit. Thanks!

izzy on

@urbandadventuretales- adoption isn’t for everyone. if they have a surrogate, its because that’s what they wanted and its none of your business to suggest something. if she’s able to have children but not carry them, then why not go the surrogate route? it would be a shame they just gave up. everyone should have a biological child if God gives them the ability to have one and the desire to be a biological parent. adoption is amazing and i plan on adopting one day but in no way should you judge someone for not choosing adoption at the moment.

CelebBabyLover on

Mandy- Yes, IVF is in-vitro. And no, Deanna was never pregnant. It says in the article that she had a partial hysterectomy four years ago (which means that she had her uterus removed, but not her ovaries), which is why the used the surrogate.

Now let me attempt to explain how IVF works. The mother’s eggs are “harvested” from her body (basically, an ultrasound is used to locate the eggs, and then they are retrieved using a needle) and then fertilized with the father’s sperm in a petri (lab) dish. In this case, the fertilized eggs were then placed into the surrogate’s uterus.

Also, just a little interesting factoid: At the moment, it is impossible to transfer a pregnant woman’s baby to another woman. This is also why, in an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, the baby can’t just be surgically placed in the mother’s uterus. 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

Oh, and what was meant by that part of the article is that the babies were concieved via IVF, and then placed into the surrogate’s body. 🙂

ChereeB on

Mandy, since it was a partial hysterectomy she may still have ovaries, therefore its likely the eggs would have been ‘harvested”, mixed with his sperm outside the womb (in vitro is latin for within the glass) then the fertilised egg/s would then have been transferred into the surrogate’s uterus.

Geo on

@ Mandy

IVF just means that the sperm and the egg are brought together outside of the body, and then the fertilized egg is released into the woman’s uterus, with the hopes of it implanting. So no, she was never actually pregnant I don’t believe, since it said she had a partial hysterectomy which means she probably wouldn’t be able to actually get pregnant through the traditional route. Hope that helps.

jazzy jeff on

Mandy, IVF means the embryos were created by a doctor with Deanna’s eggs (I assume they’re hers) and Chris’ sperm THEN they are transferred to the surrogate. I hope that clears it up.

My friend went the surrogate route twice, using donor eggs and her husband’s sperm, and they have three beautiful children now. Her husband was against adopting and wanted biological children. She couldn’t give that to him so they went the surrogate route. Personally I would adopt but it’s not for everyone.

melissa on

Congrats to them! That is awesome, they always seem so happy together.

jes on

congrats to them!!! he seems like such a great caring dad, what a blessing to add to their familiy!

Mandy on

Ah got it! Yeah, I knew what IVF was but the article confused me lol. I also read it when I was really sleepy so I don’t think my brain was functioning so well.

Thanks to everyone for the responses!

Luna on

Great news and go twins! I wonder what combination they’ll have. I have identical twin girls and that is certainly a handful 🙂 Congrats to Chris, Deanna, Griffin, and Hannah.

Bev on

I wish you the best, having 7 grandchildren I know what a blessing it can be add to your family. I’ve been a fan of yours Chris since the Idol days when you should have won!!

glee fan on

congrats! i love his band! he seems like nice genuine,down to earth kind of guy! hope the twins are boy-girl!

Megan on

How exciting! My husband and I went through IVF and now have 17 month old fraternal twin girls! Best of luck!

Meg on

Chris has no biological children. Hannah has a relationship with her birth father and Chris adopted Griffin as a baby. Congratulations to the family on the upcoming arrival of the twins! How wonderful!

Karen Hannickel on

Congrats to you both! What a GREAT Present to receive around the Holliday season! God Bless and Good Luck!