Anne Hathaway talks motherhood, fertility struggles

Anne Hathaway reflects on how her life has changed since she became a mother.

That Ocean’s 8 actress who is currently portraying WeWorks Rebekah Neumann in the Apple TV + series We went down opposite Jared Leto, spoke with Wall Street Journal Magazine about her life and career and tells that she felt a real shift after giving birth to her now 5-year-old son Jonathan Schulman.

Anne Hathaway talked about motherhood and explained why she is so open about her past struggles with fertility.  (Photo: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)

Anne Hathaway talked about motherhood and explained why she is so open about her past struggles with fertility. (Photo: Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)

“I did not feel completely landed and completely here until I was a mother,” she explained. “It’s not like I lacked integrity, but it made me want to be completely, on all levels, true to my word. And that meant stopping all the nonsense I was going through in myself. And that is small breaks, you give yourself sometimes. when you know you’re not your best self. “

Hathaway, who also shares her younger son Jack, 2, with her husband Adam, said she is interested in expanding her family – but said it could be emotionally complicated to start that process.

“There’s this tendency to portray getting pregnant, having children, in one light, as if it’s all positive. But I know from personal experience … it’s so much more complicated than that,” she said. “And when you find out that your pain is shared by others … you just think, I just feel it’s useful information to have, so I’m not isolated in my pain.”

This is not the first time Hathaway has talked about her struggle to conceive. In an honest Instagram post from July 2019, the star in The Princess’ Diaries shared a photo of her pregnant belly along with a caption about the challenging path to getting pregnant with her second child.

“For anyone going through infertility and conception hell, know that it was not a straight line for any of my pregnancies,” she wrote. “Sends you extra love.”

According to the CDC, about 10 percent of people struggle to get pregnant and stay pregnant.

Hathaway also talked about the problem in an interview in August 2019 with the Daily Mail, where she remembered that she felt discouraged when she saw other people writing about expecting children while she herself was struggling to conceive. That was why she wanted to post Instagram, she explained.

“What made things worse was that I was embarrassed to feel that way because there was no conversation going on about it,” she said. “This is something people do not talk about, and I think they should. So when I wrote that post, I thought of the one consequence I could achieve, the woman who is in hell with this and can not find out of it.why it does not happen to her.She is going to see my message and even though I understand that she will be happy on my behalf, I also know that something about it will make her worse. I just wanted to say, ‘Look, it was’ it’s not as easy for me as it seems. “

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