Here’s a story that goes to show that famous or not, we all face the same struggles and hardships as each other. Infertility is a real issue that doesn’t discriminate, and unfortunately is one that is shared by women all around the world.
Model Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about her struggles with fertility issues for the first time during an appearance on Tyra Banks’ new lifestyle talk show FABLife.
The wife of musician John Legend spoke about how the press is constantly asking her about her plans to start a family. She has admitted they are having trouble conceiving.
“I will say, honestly, John and I are having trouble,” the 29-year-old said, adding that they have been seeing fertility specialists. “We would have kids five, six years ago if it had happened,” she said. “But my gosh, it’s been a process!”
Teigen went on to say, “So, anytime somebody asks me if I’m going to have kids, I’m like, ‘One day, you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling, and it’s going to be really hurtful to them.’ And I hate that. So, I hate it. Stop asking me.”
Tyra Banks also decided to share her own experiences, becoming emotional as she told the audience about wanting to have kids for years.
“I just feel like we’re so hard on each other and judgmental of each other. And a woman that is divorced three times is more normal than a woman who has not been married,” the 41-year-old America’s Next Top Model host said.
“I am so tired of seeing on my social media, ‘Why don’t you have kids? Why don’t you have kids?’ You don’t know. You don’t know what I’m going through, you have no idea.
“When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ Then I turned 24. ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ And then just every single year I kept saying that. And then, after a while it’s like, OK, now I want to, and it’s not so easy.”
Banks has been with her boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla, for two years and recently revealed to People magazine that she has undergone IVF procedures in the hopes of conceiving. “I’ve had some not happy moments with that, very traumatic moments,” she revealed.
Watch the video below from Tyra’s talk show FABlife:
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