Their struggles. Celebrity parents have had to travel a long way to become parents. Chrissy Teigen John Legend.
“You hear stories about [in vitro fertilization] working the first try, but you’ll hear a lot more stories about when it takes a few times,” the model told New York Magazine’s The CutApril 2018, “Ours didn’t work the first time and it was devastating.”
Sometimes, it is the Cravings: Want MoreA cookbook author wondered if she was doing something wrong. “I remember thinking, ‘Oh I was on my feet too much, and that’s why.’ You just look for anything to blame, especially yourself,” Teigen explained at the time.
The pair’s IVF experience was successful in the end. Teigen and the EGOT winner had their daughter Luna in April 2016; and Miles in May 2018. The Chrissy’s Court star announced in August 2020 that baby No. 3 was in the works, but she lost her pregnancy in the following month.
“Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. … Utter and complete sadness,” the Bring the Funny judge wrote of the tragedy in an October 2020 Medium essay. “People say an experience like this creates a hole in your heart. It was a hole, but it was filled by the love of something that I loved so much. It doesn’t feel empty, this space. It feels full.”
The Utah native isn’t the only one struggling with fertility. Gabrielle Union, Kim KardashianOver the years, more celebrities have shared their surrogacy stories.
As for Lea MicheleThe actress had a hard time conceiving her. Zandy Reich’s son, Ever, due to her polycystic ovary syndrome.
“[PCOS is] easy to manage it in your daily life, but when you’re trying to conceive, it’s much harder, especially if you have extremely irregular periods,” the Glee alum told Katherine SchwarzeneggerHer condition in March 2021. “You never really know when you can get pregnant. On top of that, I had to have multiple procedures to remove polyps and cysts and scar tissue.”
The actress went on to say, “I was like, ‘Let’s just stop.’ … I kept thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t meant to be for me. Maybe this isn’t going to happen.’ It’s something that for me, personally, was always my biggest fear in my entire life. It’s what I’ve wanted more than anything. Emotionally, it just began to build upon itself. … Then we got pregnant.”
Keep scrolling to read more celebrities’ stories, fromBachelor’s Astrid LochTo One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton.