After Jennifer Aniston, Idina Menzel is opening up about her unsuccessful IVF journey.
Speaking to InStyle, the 51-year-old singer revealed she “lost count” of how many times she tried IVF unsuccessfully, after marrying Aaron Lohr in 2017.
She explained that it made her “exhausted emotionally and physically,” hence she had to “let that go” and “move on.”
Idina, in 2009, gave birth to her son, Walker, who she shares with her ex-husband Taye Diggs. She was 38 at the time.
“For some reason, I was arrogant. The doctors did say it [was] late, but [I seemed] to have a really good chance,” she explained. “They sort of filled my head with all this stuff that I was going to be like one in a hundred women that actually gets pregnant at my age. Because I’m a competitive person, I thought, ‘I’m going to do it.'”
She continued: “I want women to feel like they’re being seen and heard. And for people to understand that experience a lot of us go on, how emotional it is, what it does to our bodies, and how it affects us day to day.”