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Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Her Fertility Struggles

Actress Anne Hathaway recently revealed in a very sweet Instagram post that she was expecting her second child. Proving it is very much possible for celebrities to keep their lives private, Hathaway revealed not only that she was expecting, but that she was actually quite far along when she posted her bump picture. She also hinted that her road to becoming pregnant wasn't an easy one, and fans and followers are applauding her for sharing her story.

The actress, who is the mother of three-year-old Johnathan with husband Adam Shulman wrote in her pregnancy reveal post that her very visible baby bump wasn't "for a movie...⁣⁣#2." She then touched on her journey with infertility writing, "⁣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 recently told Entertainment Tonight she was thrilled to be giving her son a sibling. "I am really happy," she said. "This is something I've been wanting for a while and I'm really happy it's happening." She went on to explain that she wanted to share her own struggles with infertility to assure others that while not everyone is outwardly sharing their experiences with infertility, it is more common than many think. "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," Hathaway explained. "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 went on to explain that she wrote about her struggles in her Instagram post so anyone reading would know that they weren't alone. "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," she said. "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," she added.

Followers took to the comment section on Hathaway's post to let her know they appreciated her candor. "You are inspirational letting people know babies don’t always come easily xx," wrote one follower while another wrote, "Congratulations!!! And thank you, I needed to hear that today."

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