Ginnifer Goodwin is building a modern family. The Pivoting star, 43, revealed that she offered husband Josh Dallas‘ sperm to a good friend who was ready to become a mother, as she appeared Friday with her costars Eliza Coupe and Maggie Q on SiriusXM’s Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw.
Ginnifer Goodwin Offered Husband Josh Dallas’ Sperm to Best Friend Who Wanted to Be Single Mom
“By the way, I offered his sperm to one of my best friends who was gonna be a single mom,” she recounted. “And my husband and the best friend were the ones who were like, ‘This could lead to complications.’ And I was like, ‘I just feel like you need to procreate.’ “
She and Dallas, 43, tied the knot in April 2014 after meeting on the set of their ABC fairytale series Once Upon a Time. They share two sons of their own, Oliver Finlay, 7, and 5-year-old Hugo Wilson.
“At a point, I was like, ‘No, but seriously, we could arrange this. And then there would be more little Josh’s in the world,’ ” she said. “And like, I love that picture of [what] people needing Josh’s would be.”
“The best friend and the husband were like, ‘Wow, that’s really sweet Ginny. Like what happens?’ And then they explained like all the logistics and I was like, ‘Look, there’s turkey basters.’ It’s not like you’re not gonna be in the kid’s life. Like you’re in my best friend’s life,” Goodwin continued.
What is sperm donation?
Sperm donation is the provision by a man of his sperm with the intention that it be used in the artificial insemination or other ‘fertility treatment’ of a woman or women who are not his sexual partners in order that they may become pregnant by him. Where pregnancies go to full term, the sperm donor will be the biological father of every baby born from his donations.
The man is known as a ‘sperm donor’ and the sperm he provides is known as ‘donor sperm’ because the intention is that the man will give up all legal rights to any child produced from his sperm, and will not be the legal father.
Sperm donation may also be known as ‘semen donation’. A man provides his semen but the purpose of the donation is that his gametes contained within the semen, i.e. the sperm cells, be used to provide pregnancies for third parties.
Sperm donation enables a man to father a child for third-party women and is therefore categorized as a form of third-party reproduction.
Ginnifer Goodwin and real love
Cynics who doubt the existence of true love and scoff at the happy endings in fairy tales haven’t met Ginnifer Goodwin. The “Why Women Kill” actress’s life turned into a proverbial fairy tale when she was cast as Snow White in the series “Once Upon A Time.”
And as we all know, Snow White lives out the ultimate dream romance with her one true love Prince Charming. The role of Prince Charming was given to actor Josh Dallas, and it wasn’t long before fact followed fiction.
When Josh Dallas caught sight of Ginnifer Goodwin on the set of “Once Upon A Time” in 2012, he was immediately smitten. For Goodwin, the realization that Dallas was the one came much later, on their first date.
Goodwin had taken Dallas to Disneyland, and halfway through the day, they boarded a rollercoaster. To Goodwin’s surprise, Dallas threw his arms up in the air and exclaimed that it was the best day of his life. That was the moment the actress knew they would marry.
Josh Dallas Fell in Love with His Wife Ginnifer Goodwin on the Set of “Once upon a Time”
When did they marry?
Dallas proposed in October 2013, and six months later, the couple was married in April 2014 in a secret ceremony attended by 30 of their closest friends and relatives. Goodwin was 8 months pregnant and wore a dreamy gown by designer Monique Lhuillier.
Guests revealed that the wedding was sweetly romantic, with Spanish guitars welcoming the revelers to the sunset ceremony. A month later, Dallas and Goodwin welcomed their first child, son Oliver.
The couple was married by a rabbi in a Jewish wedding ceremony. Goodwin had been born into the Jewish faith but had lapsed only to return to the fold as a grown woman. After the birth of Oliver, Goodwin stepped back from acting. She said:
“It makes me feel like acting is not at all creative, but being a parent [is]. Anybody who’s a parent I want to, like, give an Oscar to.”
2016 saw Dallas and Goodwin welcome a second baby, another son for the fairy-tale couple, Hugo Wilson Dallas. The actors are scrupulous about keeping their sons out of the public eye and never show their faces in Instagram posts.
Dallas is currently starring in the hit supernatural series “Manifest,” while Goodwin has taken up a role behind the camera and is trying her hand at producing and directing. Goodwin has also charmed the kids as Finick in the Disney “Zootopia” franchise — a plus for a mom.
Six years after they tied the knot, Snow White and Prince Charming seem to be living their happily ever after to the hilt, raising their two adorable boys and making us all believe that fairy tales do come true.
Goodwin first appeared in minor roles on television shows such as ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Ed’ before landing bigger roles. In 2003, she made her debut in films through ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ which was followed by ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’, ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Love Comes to the Executioner’. After this, she had a recurring voice role in the show ‘Robot Chicken’. Then, in 2006, she was cast as Margene Heffman in the TV series ‘Big Love’. The following year, Goodwin appeared in two movies, namely ‘In the Land of Women’ and ‘Day Zero’ respectively.
From 2009 to 2011, she did a number of small and big screen projects. These projects include TV shows ‘Crappy Holidays Presents…’, ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Margene’s Blog’ and movies ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’, ‘A Single Man’, ‘Ramona and Beezus’, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ and ‘Something Borrowed’ respectively. Around this time, Goodwin was also offered the television film ‘Five’. She was then cast as Snow White in the TV show ‘Once Upon a Time’.
After this, the ambitious lady appeared in the TV series ‘Electric City’. In 2013, Goodwin did the television movie ‘Killing Kennedy’ in which she portrayed the character of Jacqueline Kennedy. The following year, she lent her voice to an episode of the television show ‘Sofia the First’. The same year, she did voice work for the movie ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast’. After this, she got featured in the documentary series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ She also gave her voice to one of the characters in the video game ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’. Then in 2016, Goodwin did voice work for the film ‘Zootopia’.
After separating from Pulver, Dallas started dating his Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin. Dallas and Goodwin became engaged in October 2013, and married on April 12, 2014 in California. Together, they have two children.
Now, after a killer role on CBS All Access and a character on Netflix, Goodwin is returning to network television, but definitely not to play a princess. She’s heading to Fox for a comedy pilot called Pivoting.
They met in 2003 doing a play together in London called The Boy Friend, got married in 2007 and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. “So to begin with,” the source said, Goodwin and Dallas started out as “just friends.