Geri on IVF strug­gle:

For­mer Spice Girl Geri Horner opens up about her failed at­tempt at fer­til­ity treat­ment

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Kather­ine Romero

“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.”


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