Some women are lucky enough to find the man they want to settle down and have kids with before their biological clocks tick away. Monica Cruz, Penelope’s 35-year-old lookalike sister, took matters into her own hands. She recently announced on her blog for Spanish newspaper El Pais that she got pregnant through artificial insemination by an anonymous sperm donor.
“So I've decided to talk about it: I have resorted to artificial insemination in order to get pregnant," Cruz wrote. "I also wanted to talk about it because it is an opportunity to show my gratitude to all those anonymous donors that help a lot of women, like me, fulfill their lifetime dream. If with this I can help others that are in doubt, here I am for whatever you may need.”
Monica, who was previously romantically linked to Spanish actor Alex Gonzalez, began blogging for El Pais in late December and in January, blogged from a gynecologist appointment before revealing the news.
"A 40-year-old woman is very young and she feels very young but the maternity thing goes another way, it is measured with another clock that unfortunately we do not control," wrote Cruz. "I've become very informed on the subject. It turns out that after 37 the possibilities of becoming pregnant decrease at an alarming rate."
Although the Agent Provocateur lingerie model may have jumped the gun (she had a few more years before she really had to make a decision), most women will agree baby envy is no joke. You go, Monica!