Erin Andrews and her husband, Jarret Stoll, have welcomed their first baby via a surrogate
Sportscaster Erin Andrews is a mom! The ESPN legend and her husband, former NHL player Jarret Stoll, had been battling infertility and undergoing IVF for nearly a decade before welcoming their first baby via a surrogate. They haven’t shared any public details, other than that the baby is a boy.
In 2021, Andrews got candid about her IVF journey on her blog, “The Real Deal with Erin Andrews.” At the time, she wrote that she was striking a difficult balance between working 14 hours per day to maintain her successful career while going through the “time-consuming and emotionally draining process” of IVF.
“This is my seventh one, and I’ve been going through these treatments since I was 35 years old,” she wrote, noting that her age made the process even more difficult. “You feel bloated and hormonal for a week and a half. You could go through this whole experience and get absolutely nothing out of it—that’s the crazy part. It’s a ton of money, it’s a ton of time, it’s a ton of mental and physical anguish. And more times than not, they’re unsuccessful.”
Andrews opened up more in an interview with Us Weekly back in January, saying, “It’s not easy. It’s been one of the most challenging things in my life, and I know in my husband’s life as well,” but adding, “I’m doing OK. We’re doing well.”
Though Andrews acknowledged that she and Stoll have faced a lot of heartache over the nine years they’ve been trying to conceive, it’s brought them closer together and helped them find a rock-solid support system.
“You know that you’re strong and that you can deal with it, and it will get better,” she said.
Congratulations to both Erin and Jarret, and happy birthday to their new baby boy.