EastEnders star Kellie Bright thought she wouldn’t get pregnant after discovering bleed and being left in floods of tears: ‘I knew it was my last chance’
Want the most up-to-date celebrity exclusives sent straight to your inbox every day? Sign up now and join the club!
EastEnders star Kellie Bright is celebrating the most wonderful news – she's pregnant with a much-wanted third child.
"I've been one of the lucky ones," she smiles. But it hasn't been smooth-sailing for the actress to get there.
Revealing her news exclusively to OK! magazine, the 44-year-old EastEnders star talked about the stark realities of trying to conceive later in life.
“It’s been a roller-coaster,” says Kellie, who is due in August. “But I don’t want this interview to read like a sob story. We know how lucky we’ve been compared with some families.”
EastEnders star Kellie Bright, 44, is pregnant with her third child through frozen embryo insertion
EastEnders’ Zaraah Abrahams says Chelsea should have been arrested instead of Lucas after dramatic airport scene
Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.
The couple had conceived their first born Freddy, nine, naturally then had IVF to conceive Gene, four. And, after freezing three embryos, the couple eventually decided at the end of 2019 to try for a third.
In September last year they began their journey but the first two embryos didn't work.
She says: "So this baby inside me now was the last one we had – the last chance of a pregnancy, because at 44 we were not going through IVF again. I believe it was meant to be."
Become an OK! VIP and see all our exclusives – for free!
Become an OK! VIP and you will unlock access to all of our big exclusives…
Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babies, see the most sought after wedding pictures of the year, or take a guided tour around your favourite star's lavish multi-million pound home – all for free!
Sign up here
But then on the third attempt, actress Kellie began bleeding.
Recalling the moment, she tells OK!: "With the third one, I didn’t think that had worked either because I had a bleed two days before I was due to take the pregnancy test. It was significant enough for me to be in floods of tears with my husband cradling me."
"It stopped quite suddenly," continues Kellie. "So I still did the test, even though in my heart I thought it hadn’t worked. So when it said 'pregnant' I almost fell to the floor."
Sign up for the BEST celebrity house tours and BIGGEST exclusive interviews
Download OK! magazine's FREE app and get all the gossip straight to your phone
Kellie continued: "I was so shocked and thrilled, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I ran downstairs to Paul. I just stood crying – really crying – and he couldn’t understand a word I was saying! It took my breath away.
"I knew it was my last chance, so the fact it was a positive was so unbelievably wonderful. A truly wonderful, crazy life moment."
Source: Read Full Article