In her surprise baby announcement, the Aquaman star revealed that her journey to first-time motherhood was four years in the making. "I wanted to do it on my own terms," she wrote. "I now appreciate how radical it is for us as women to think about one of the most fundamental parts of our destinies in this way."
While Heard wrote that she would like to "uphold that my private life is none of anyone’s business. I also get that the nature of my job compels me to take control of this." She is not the first celebrity to explore the fertility spectrum. Kim Kardashian, Elizabeth Banks, and Gabrielle Union also used surrogates to have their children.