The Real’s Adrienne Bailon addressed speculation about being pregnant on Tuesday’s episode of the Emmy Award-winning show. Although the co-host would like to have children, she spoke about how hard it has been for her to conceive.
The entertainer married gospel singer Israel Houghton in 2016. Since then, her weight fluctuation has been attributed to a potential pregnancy.
“I know you guys are like, ‘Is she pregnant? Her face is fuller!” Balion said. “I’ve always had a chubby face, and as I told the audience yesterday, I had McGriddles and things to eat yesterday. But I think you should be sensitive to that. Everybody doesn’t get pregnant right away.”
She continued, “I thought it would happen easily for me. And it just hasn’t happened that way. And I’ve had to come to peace with that, that it’ll happen in God’s timing. And I have faith and all that, but it can be really discouraging and can be really frustrating.”
Bailon also talked about how age can factor into fertility issues. “I’m gonna be 35 in a few weeks, and that makes a big difference. I can feel as youthful as I want on the inside and in my heart – but my ovaries are what they are, you know what I’m saying? And it sucks to hear that.”
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