Geri on IVF struggle:
Former Spice Girl Geri Horner opens up about her failed attempt at fertility treatment
“It’s tough when it doesn’t work”
She was elated S to welcome her healthy baby boy Monty with husband Christian Horner in January, branding him “our gift.” And, last week, Geri Horner opened up about her emotional struggle to conceive and their failed IVF treatments.
The 44 year old – who is also mum to 11-year-old daughter Bluebell from a previous relationship – revealed, “I wanted another baby and I’d tried an assisted route and it didn’t work. I feel for any woman who has that natural biological longing – it’s tough.”
The former Spice Girl – whose husband Christian, 43, is a father to four-year-old daughter Olivia – admitted that at one point she started to accept that a baby of their own may never happen.
In an interview with Red magazine, she said, “I’d got to thinking, ‘I have a child, my husband has a daughter,’ and accepting this is our lot. Then Monty came naturally. Bluebell is sweet with him. [She] helps me change his nappy, pushes the pram.”
And Geri admitted that being a mother to a son sent her protective instinct into overdrive, revealing, “He really is the sweetest, most affectionate baby – such a cuddler – and I totally understand now that protective thing mums have with their sons; that deep-rooted feeling of ‘That’s my boy.’
“It is so lovely to have this little person who is half each of us. He’s a pretty chilled baby for the most part, which he gets more from Christian, but then we’ll encounter a bit of protest and I think, ‘Ah, there’s the Halliwell!’”
And the star hinted she hadn’t ruled out another child. She said, “There’s room for another one, for sure, and if that happened that would be great. But either way is OK. We’ve got our hands pretty full and we’re very grateful for what we have.”
❛WE’VE GOT OUR HANDS PRETTY FULL AND WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE❜