Earlier this week Anne Hathaway announced that she’s expecting her second child with husband Adam Schulman, posting a photo of her baby bump on Instagram, and revealing that her road to pregnancy hasn’t been easy.
“It’s not for a movie,” she wrote. “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.”
During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the actress elaborated on her struggles with pregnancy.
“It’s not [always a straight line]. There is a one-sided narrative to this, and of course it’s wonderful that we celebrate the happy moment when it’s ready to share,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I think there is a silence around the moments before that and they are not all happy, and in fact a lot of them are quite painful. I think that pain is that these women feel like we’re the only ones going through it.”
She continued: “I just knew that somewhere my announcement was going to make somebody feel worse about themselves because, and it wouldn’t be their fault that that happened, you just can't help it when you want something so bad and it feels like it’s happening to everyone else but you. And I just wanted that person to know that they’re included in my story too and that my story didn’t just have happy moments too.”
Hathaway and Schulman currently have one child, a son named Jonathan Rosebanks, who was born March 24, 2016.
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