Tig Notaro, Wife Stephanie Welcome Twin Boys: See Ellen DeGeneres’ Cute Congratulations Message
By Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon
Double trouble! Tig Notaro and her wife, Stephanie Allynne, have welcomed twin boys, Finn and Max, into the world via a surrogate.
“Max and Finn Notaro arrived happy, healthy and really, really cute on June 26.
The couple announced a few months ago that they used Stephanie’s eggs to have the twins via a surrogate.
Tig was the subject of the documentary Tig, which highlighted her battle with cancer and her famous standup set, “Hello, I Have Cancer.”
Notaro’s pal Ellen DeGeneres was one of the first to wish her and wife congratulations with a typically amusing message.
“Congrats to my friend @TigNotaro and her wife @StephAllynne who are the parents of twins!” the daytime television host tweeted. “Hello twins. Goodbye sleeping thru the night,” she quipped.
The birth of her two little boys is a happy ending for Notaro, who endured a catalog of tragedies within the space of four months in 2012 when she was diagnosed with C. diff, lost her mother and then received a breast cancer diagnosis.
But having beaten her illness, Notaro’s life took a turn for the better when she met Allynne on the set of 2013’s In a World. Her career went from strength to strength, culminating in a topless performance at the New York Comedy Festival in 2014, where she proudly displayed her postmastectomy figure.
“Healthy, sick, boobs, no boobs, cancer or no cancer. This is just life and this is my body, relax,” she told Rolling Stone of her brave performance.
Notaro announced her pregnancy in January with a post on Facebook. The babies were carried by a surrogate. Notaro has been open about her struggles with fertility, as seen the 2015 documentary Tig. The film showed the cancer survivor’s unsuccessful attempt to have her eggs carried by a surrogate.
“When Stephanie and I got together, after so much excessive travel and work, we imagined a life where we could eventually raise a family amongst our own family one day,” she wrote.
“Now it blows our minds that our dream has been realized over the past nearly 3 years in the making. I have really come to believe SO MUCH in the saying that ‘it takes a village’ and we have taken that to heart by creating our own little village tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles.”
She went on to explain that she had built a “compound” so she could live with her future babies, her wife and her wife’s “entire wonderful family.”
“With the loved ones and wildlife that tread across our yard daily, we truly can not wait to share this world with Itsy and Bitsy upon their eagerly anticipated arrival into our lives,” the excited future mom wrote. “With every twist and turn over the past couple of years, I can honestly say that I couldn’t be a happier and better person for it all.”
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