On Tuesday’s episode of The Real, co-host Adrienne Bailon admitted she once thought that getting pregnant would be extremely easy. But after trying to conceive with her husband, Israel Houghton, things haven’t quite gone according to plan.
“There’s so many preconceived notions, like having wide hips and the fact that I’m Latina — I thought that if my husband looked at me I’d get pregnant,” Bailon confessed on the show.
While women are often told getting pregnant is easy, Bailon’s journey to becoming a mother has been more difficult than she once thought, and she’s tired of people speculating about what’s going on in her womb, calling them “insensitive.”
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“I know you guys are like, ‘Is she pregnant?’ ‘Her face is fuller’— FYI I’ve always had a really chubby face so that’s not what it is,” Bailon joked before turning more serious.“I think that as an audience we should be sensitive to the fact that everybody doesn’t get pregnant right away.”
She continued, “I think for myself I thought it would happen so easily for me and it just hasn’t happened that way.”
Bailon isn’t the only celebrity who has been forthcoming about her difficulty getting pregnant. Earlier this year Gabrielle Union spoke openly about experiencing multiple miscarriages while trying to conceive, and Tia Mowry-Hardrict also discussed how her battle with endometriosis made it difficult for her to have a baby.
In spite of her current frustration about the process, Bailon is still optimistic about becoming a mom.
“I’ve had to come to peace with that it’ll happen when it’s God’s timing and I believe in that and I have faith in all of that. But it can be really discouraging and it can be really frustrating,” she admitted.
“My wish for next year would be to start a family. That would be my biggest dream come true. I’ve always said I want to be a mom,” she said. “So prayers up and we will see what happens.”