American TV actress Michelle Stafford is expecting her first child with the help of a surrogate.
The single Young and the Restless star, 43, will welcome a baby girl this December (09) after various failed attempts at artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation.
In a statement to People.com, she says, "After a three-year journey through hell, I'm elated, ecstatic and feel ultimately lucky to be able to announce I'm expecting my own child via surrogate in December."
But Stafford admits her status as an expectant mother will make dating difficult: "Dating men and telling them I'm expecting in December is a little different. I know I just need to find someone who wants the same things as I do."