Anne Hathaway announces pregnancy with a bump pic and a nod to moms experiencing fertility struggles
Anne Hathaway is usually pretty mum about her personal life on social media with very few posts focusing on it, but yesterday proved a very exciting exception. The actress and mom took to Instagram to share some extremely happy news — she’s expecting her second baby.
Hathaway shared a photo of quite possibly the cutest baby bump to ever exist along with a very sweet message alluding to her own struggles to get pregnant. “It’s not for a movie…
#2,” she writes.
“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 said, suggesting that she and husband Adam Shulman went through a long process to get pregnant with their son Jonathan too.
It’s no small thing to open up about having trouble conceiving a child, and Hathaway being candid enough to even share that she’s going through it can be enough to comfort others going through the same experience. Infertility carries a stigma, even though it absolutely should not. Celebrity moms talking about their own experiences can be incredibly helpful in opening up the conversation.
Although Hathaway tends to keep her private life pretty private, this isn’t the first parenting topic she’s broached in the public sphere. Earlier this year, she told Ellen during an appearance on her show that she is living alcohol-free until her son turns 18. She later elaborated on that during an interview with Boston Common.
“My last hangover lasted for five days. When I’m at a stage in my life where there is enough space for me to have a hangover, I’ll start drinking again, but that won’t be until my kid is out of the house. But, I just want to make this clear: Most people don’t have to do such an extreme thing. I don’t think drinking is bad. It’s just the way I do it—which I personally think is really fun and awesome—is just not the kind of fun and awesome that goes with having a child for me. But this isn’t a moralistic stance,” she explained.
And TBH, it really makes total sense. Waking with a little one after a night of broken sleep is made much worse if that broken sleep was preceded by three glasses of cab. We get it, Anne. Truly.
While she doesn’t share much about her little guy, we hope this sweet pregnancy post is the first of maybe a few more than she’s shared in the past. Her sensible and real takes on parenting are something plenty of moms can use.
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