“I mean, what is there to be ashamed of?”
A little more than two years after welcoming their second child, Anne Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, haven’t written off plans to potentially continue growing their family.
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Becoming a parent was life-altering for the actor — as she explained in a recent interview with WSJ Magazine — and prompted emotional growth that’s been valuable to her both as an individual and a mother.
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“[I] didn’t feel fully landed and fully here until I was a mom,” she said, noting that the experience “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.”
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But Anne also shared her “complicated” feelings about pregnancy. “There’s this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having kids, in one light, as if it’s all positive,” said the WeCrashed star.
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“But I know from my own experience … it’s so much more complicated than that,” she continued. “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.”
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“I mean, what is there to be ashamed of?” she added. “This is grief, and that’s a part of life.”
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These aren’t the first candid comments about pregnancy we’ve heard from Anne. The Oscar winner, whose sons are now 5 and 2 years old, previously spoke about struggling with fertility issues and how bringing her kids into the world followed “painful” challenges while trying to conceive.
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“For everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies,” Anne wrote on Instagram back in 2019, captioning a post announcing that she and Adam were expecting another baby. “Sending you extra love.”
You can check out Anne’s WSJ Magazine interview here.
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