Los Angeles: "What to Expect When You're Expecting" star Elizabeth Banks has become a second-time mother after welcoming her son, Magnus Mitchell Handelman.

The actress revealed that her and husband of nine years Max Handelman's newborn son was conceived via gestational carrier, just like their firstborn, reported a website.

"As 2012 winds down and Thanksgiving approaches, I have much for which to be thankful - personal, professional and Presidential. However, nothing can match the joy and excitement my husband and I felt when we recently welcomed our second baby boy, Magnus Mitchell Handelman. Magnus joins older brother Felix, thus commencing a decade or more of close hand-to-hand combat," she wrote on he blog.

The 38-year-old had Felix in March 2011. "Like Felix, Magnus was born via gestational surrogate. This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a relationship that will last a lifetime. I am also so very thankful to our family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as the Center for Surrogate Parenting for helping make all this possible," she added.

(Agencies)

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