Here's something you won't read in any The Young and the Restless spoilers - Michelle Stafford is expecting her first child this December, via a surrogate!
Stafford, 43, has won two Emmys on the CBS daytime drama. She relied on a surrogate mother after struggling through fertility treatments and surgeries.
"After a three-year journey through hell, I'm elated, ecstatic and lucky to be able to announce I'm expecting my own child via surrogate," Stafford said.
She also confirms she's expecting a girl.
Michelle Stafford, who is single, first tried artificial insemination, then vitro fertilization. She looked into adopting after deciding to start her own family.
"I never wavered in my desire to be a mother," she says. "But I did waiver on aspects of the process. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life."
"This entire process has been very, very difficult to do on my own," Stafford says, "and has made me realize the importance and reason for a partner."
"Dating men and telling them I'm expecting in December is a little different," she adds. "I need to find someone who wants the same things as I do."
Congratulations to the expectant mom!