Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Her Fertility Struggles 

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The path of motherhood isn’t so easy for Anne Hathaway. As the Devils Wears Prada star revealed in an interview in Vanity Fair as she appears as April 2024 cover star, that she had suffered a miscarriage while playing a character who’s giving birth. Hathaway, who shares sons Jonathan and Jack with husband Adam Shulman for the first time, got vocal about her fertility journey. Let’s delve into the entire details. 

Anne Hathaway got emotional while recalling her fertility struggle 

The Oscar winner reflects on the message she shared when she announced in July 2019 that she was expecting her second child with a black and white picture showing her baby bump, “It’s not for a movie…,”#2 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.”

Hathaway tells the outlet, “Given the pain I felt while trying to get pregnant, it would’ve felt disingenuous to post something all the way happy when I know the story is much more nuanced than that for everyone.”

She added, “I wasn’t going to feel ashamed of something that seemed to me statistically to actually be quite normal.”

The actress who already welcomed her firstborn son, then-3-year-old Jonathan revealed she already suffered a miscarriage years prior in 2015. Adding to the painful experience the actress recalled the moment six weeks at the time in a one-woman off-Broadway show, Grounded. She played the role of a female U.S. Air Force pilot who is grounded when she gets pregnant.  

“The first time it didn’t work out for me. I was doing a play and I had to give birth onstage every night,” she tells of the incident.

The 41-year-old continues, “It was too much to keep it in when I was onstage pretending everything was fine. I had to keep it real otherwise… So when it did go well for me, having been on the other side of it — where you have to have the grace to be happy for someone — I wanted to let my sisters know, ‘You don’t have to always be graceful. I see you and I’ve been you.’”

Also she says with a teary eyes, “It’s really hard to want something so much and to wonder if you’re doing something wrong.”

“After learning miscarriages are far more common than what many people may realize, I thought, Where is this information? Why are we feeling so unnecessarily isolated?” The mother of two recalls. “That’s where we take on damage. So I decided that I was going to talk about it. The thing that broke my heart, blew my mind, and gave me hope was that for three years after, almost daily, a woman came up to me in tears and I would just hold her, because she was carrying this [pain] around and suddenly it wasn’t all hers anymore.” 

However, her pain has gotten a little lighter after welcoming two healthy sons in 2016 and 2019.

Also Read: Anne Hathaway Addressed The Rumors On Devil Wears Prada Sequel

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