Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Her “Complicated” Pregnancy

Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Her “Complicated” Pregnancy

Anne Hathaway has never shied away from opening up about her fertility struggles or complicated pregnancy journey. In 2019, in an Instagram post announcing the birth of her second son, Jack, the caption read: “⁣all kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”

And now, as both her boys are five and two, and the prospect of having a third is potentially on the horizon, Anne is reflecting on the journeys both behind and ahead of her. “I could see us going for another one,” the Devil Wears Prada actor told  The Wall Street Journal, opening up about how motherhood has changed her life for the better, though it hasn’t always been easy. 

“There’s this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having kids in one light. As if it’s all positive,” she said. “But I know from my own experience, it’s so much more complicated than that.” 

So what was the revelation that inspired Anne to step away from her notoriously private life and get real about her struggles with getting pregnant? “When you find out that your pain is shared by others, I just feel that’s helpful information to have, so I’m not isolated in my pain,” she shared.“I mean, what is there to be ashamed of? This is grief, and that’s a part of life.” 

And with those harder times came purpose and a fresh perspective: “I didn’t feel fully landed and fully here until I was a mum.” Further reflecting on this thought, she went on “It’s not like I was lacking integrity, but it made me want to be completely, on every level, true to my word. And that meant stopping any nonsense that I had going on inside myself.”

So, how exactly is she implementing this change in mindset? “[Through the] little breaks that you give yourself sometimes when you know that you’re not being your best self,” she explained. 

Sounds like sage advice to us; we love you Anne!

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    • Yes pregnantcy is never easy for anyone. Some love being pregnant and other not so much. I remember, while in labour with our first, saying never doing this again. But 18 months later there I was in the very same position. Would never change my two girls, they are the love of my life and I am glad I had them

  1. Loved Anne’s interview! She’s absolutely right that there’s nothing to be ashamed of – I never had issues having my three but my sister certainly had her issues and ended up having one which was quite a miracle after she found out what was causing her issues.

  2. I think social media makes it even harder for anyone struggling with any part of life, not just fertility and motherhood, as people only share the highlights so there’s this distorted view of both the world and yourself.

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