Anne Hathaway Knew Her Pregnancy Announcement Would Upset Some Women
"I just knew that somewhere my announcement was going to make somebody feel worse about themselves," the actress said.
Last Wednesday the 36-year-old actress announced on her Instagram account that she and her husband, actor and jewellery designer Adam Shulman, are expecting their second child.
She posted a photo of her growing belly with the caption, “It’s not for a movie…”
Hathaway at the time went on to say that she was sending “extra love” to anyone with fertility issues because she’s experienced it, too, with both pregnancies.
She mentioned "going through infertility and conception hell" and that both her pregnancies were not "a straight line".
During an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Hathaway expanded on these personal issues while talking to Entertainment Tonight.
"I am really happy," she said of the new baby that will join big brother, Jonathan, now three. "This is something I've been wanting for a while and I'm really happy it's happening."
But the famous actress acknowledged that everyone's journey to motherhood is different.
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.
"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," Hathaway continued. "I think that pain is that these women feel like we're the only ones going through it."
"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."
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