How Toni Street's daughters reacted to her surrogacy news

Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:30PM

Telling your kids that they're about to get a younger sibling can be tricky at the best of times.

But having to explain that their baby brother was being born via surrogate was an added twist for Toni Street.

Toni - who announced that she is having her third child with the help of her best friend Sophie - says she decided to "keep it really simple" when breaking the news her daughters, Juliette, 5, and Mackenzie, 2.

"What I did say to them was: 'Mum's having a baby, you know how I got really, really sick last time and was in hospital for weeks? Well, we don't want that to happen again.

"'So I'm actually just going to make the baby and I'm going to give it to Aunty Will' - which is Sophie, my surrogate - 'and she's going to grow it for us'", Toni - who suffers from the auto-immune disease Churg-Strauss - explains.

And how did her daughters react?

"They just went, 'aw yeah' and that was it!" Toni reveals.

"They've just taken it as fact and they're not even questioning it at all ... They're very positive about it."

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However, Toni says getting them to keep it a secret actually turned out to be the hard part.

"Maybe I was being overly trusting of a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old," Toni laughs before telling how her youngest ended up running around her creche yelling "It's a boy!"

"Word of warning, don't tell a 2-year-old anything you don't want the world to know about."