Congratulations to Monica Cruz, the dancer, model and business owner sister to actress Penelope Cruz on the solo birth of her daughter on Tuesday, May 14 in Madrid, Spain. Sis Penelope was at the hospital when the baby arrived.
The younger Cruz sister used artificial insemination of an anonymous donor because at age 36, she didn’t think she had time to find the perfect mate, but wanted a baby before it was too late.
Monica said she stayed away from the limelight and “isolated” herself to avoid answering tough questions about the circumstances of her pregnancy.
“I wanted to avoid, above all, that they spoke about possible fathers, or the possible candidates to be it,” she told a Spanish magazine El Pais in January. She decided later to not perpetuate an already taboo subject and to come out in public with the news. “So I have decided to tell all. To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives.”
|Penelope Cruz on May 14th on her way to meet her niece at the hospital sister Monica delivered in Spain.|
The new baby will be the cousin to Penelope and husband Javier Bardem‘s 2nd child due this Summer. The couple are parents to son, Leo, 2.