This mom sure could use an extra hand!
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Aww! How nice!
Their close friend Tom Arnold!
Tom Arnold's wife Ashley Groussman had been trying to get pregnant for a long time, but Tom was nervous that it was never going to happen!
Here's what he told Wendy Williams last Thursday. He said:
"I have a very low sperm count. I found out in college, at the University of Iowa. I worked at the hospital school, and they said, 'Hey, you can donate blood or plasma,' which I always did for beer money. And then there was a sign that said, 'You can donate sperm for $35.' And I was like, 'Now I know what I'm doing with my life! I'll do that three times a day!' And they [tested] it, and they were like, 'Yeah, your sperm doesn't work.'"
Despite this, Tom Arnold did try to have kids with his first three wives - Roseanne Barr, Julie Lynn Champnella, and Shelby Roos - but had NO luck!
And when his wife had a second miscarriage, Tom had basically given up the idea he would be able to father a child. He said about the traumatic event:
"She was three, four months [along]. Because I'd been down this road, I knew in my heart it wouldn't work. I wanted to go immediately to a doc. I wanted to do a sperm donor."
That's when his friend Dax stepped up to the plate. With Kristen's blessing!
"My friend Dax Shepherd offered to donate his sperm, and his wife Kristen Bell allowed that, and it was about the nicest thing ever. And I wanted to do that. But Ashley wanted to keep trying."
Luckily Tom Arnold and his wife didn't need the help. All with a little help from his friend - Sharon Stone!
"Sharon Stone is really nice, a great friend. She's done so well, she has a wonderful family. She writes, she says, 'Go to this guy,' and we basically met with him, and we were coming out of there and we found out, 'Oh [Ashley's] pregnant."
After that - well, you know the rest. Tom and Ashley welcomed a beautiful baby boy, and the family's been amazing ever since!
What a lovely story! Especially that happy ending!
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