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Yahoo Celebrity: Lucy Liu Defends Decision to Have a Baby

Rockwell Liu
Rockwell Liu

Lucy Liu, 47, will celebrate her first mother’s day as a mom this Sunday.

The co-star of the CBS hit show Elementary gave birth to Rockwell in August with the help of a gestational surrogate.
Liu has proudly shared some adorable photos of Rockwell on social media, but those photos while adored by most, have made her the actress the target of criticism.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

A photo posted by Lucy Liu (@lucyliu) on

“I’m a single mother who had a baby through a gestational carrier, and I know that people had opinions about how it was done,” said Liu to Yahoo Celebrity. “And I think it’s really important that people also embrace that it’s not about those details, it’s about how you carry on from the point of having your child and loving your family.”

Liu says she wasn’t even aware of the criticism until friends brought it to her attention. She says she makes it a point not to follow the reaction after posting her pictures.

“I thought, ‘How can anyone have any discouraging words for a baby? For having had a baby.’ I find that really shocking, and I felt it was strange and odd in this day and age that people would have a negative slant on someone having a family, or having judgment on how someone had a family.“

When it’s your birthday and you’re feeling…

A photo posted by Lucy Liu (@lucyliu) on

What do you think of the reaction to Liu having a baby at age 47 through a surrogate?


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  1. RE: Lucy Liu defends decision to have a baby: People are so mean. I am so happy for her. Anyone woman can have a child…but not everyone deserves to be called mom. Lucy deserves to be called mom.

  2. RE: Lucy Liu Defends decision to have baby: She can do whatever she wants with her body and her own family. After all. she is the one who does the work and pays her bills.


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