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Whitney Port is "not ready" to discuss having another baby following her miscarriage. © Bang Showbiz Whitney Port is struggling to discuss her heart-breaking miscarriage
The 36-year-old television personality - who has a son Sonny, four with TV producer Tim Rosenman - suffered her third miscarriage in November 2021 and has opened up about the aftermath.
On trying for another baby, she said: "I'm just obviously going to start going down that journey and not even quite yet, I'm not even really fully ready to have that discussion, even though I know that we want a second kid, because the thought of not having a second kid makes me feel already too regretful and remorseful.
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Gallery: Jessica Simpson is an inspiration! Her timeline to sobriety (BANG Showbiz)
You're an inspiration Jessica!
In her powerful memoir, 'Open Book', Jessica Simpson addressed her alcohol issues head on in an open and honest account for the first time. Since then, the star has celebrated four years sober and has been praised for her honesty and for highlighting an issue that so many people face. To celebrate the singer’s sobriety let’s take a look at her road to recovery...
In ‘Open Book’ - which was released in February 2020- Jessica revealed for the first time that she suffered abuse as a girl at the hands of a family friend. The resulting emotional pain, along with other stressors, including career pressures, led her to self-medicate with alcohol and stimulants.
Jessica admitted that she “always had a glitter cup” that she drank out of. Saying in an interview: “It was always filled to the rim with alcohol.” The star who also took pills, said she would start drinking very early in the morning and continue throughout the day. She mentioned in her book she once drank prior to attending her daughter Maxwell’s early morning school event.
Admitting she had a problem
Jessica opened up about the moment she realised things began to spiral out of control on the 'Today' show. The star revealed to journalist Hoda Kotb she didn't realise she had a drinking problem until it couldn't be ignored. She recalled: "I had started a spiral and I couldn't catch up with myself … and that was with alcohol. For me to cut back, like I'm an all or nothing girl, and so I didn't know it was a problem until it was."
Asking for help
Jessica said she asked for help from her friends after the 2017 Halloween bash. Her pals gathered around her in a group hug and haven’t left her side since. The pop star said in her book: “When I finally said I needed help, it was like I was that little girl that found her calling again in life, I found direction and that was to walk straight ahead with no fear.” “Honesty is hard but it’s the most rewarding thing we have and getting to the other side of fear is beautiful.”
Jessica spent years burying her anxiety and the pain and trauma she had experienced in her childhood. When she decided to get sober, she knew she had to face her demons and challenge them head on. Therapy, she says, was the hard part. As she writes: “With work, I allowed myself to feel the traumas I’d been through.”
Jessica’s driving force to quit drinking was so she could “understand” herself, as well as be a better mother to her and husband Eric Johnson's three children, nine-year-old Maxwell, eight-year-old Ace, and two-year-old Birdie. She said in her book: “I was at that point in my life where my kids were growing older, and they were watching every move that I made.” The star got sober in November 2017 and hasn’t had a drink since. She said: “Giving up the alcohol was easy; I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”
Through hard work the star started to accept herself again and turned her pain into a positive by writing her memoir to share her story with the world and hopefully help others in her situation. She said: “It’s been a long hard deep emotional journey, one that I’ve come through the other side with pure happiness and fulfilment and acceptance of myself. I’ve used my pain and turned it into something that can be beautiful and hopefully inspiring to people.”
Jessica has mentioned many times that if it wasn’t for the support of her family and friends through her difficult moments, she couldn’t have become tee total. Next to an Instagram picture of herself, her husband and their kids in 2020, she wrote: “In this ongoing journey to myself I have been holding hearts and hands with these soulmates of mine who have supported me unabashedly through my ups and downs. My gratitude to Eric, Maxi, Ace and Birdie is immeasurable.”
However, although it seems the fashion designer lives in hope of one day having a second child, she admits that starting the journey again is "scary" to think about.
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Speaking on her 'With Whit' podcast, she said: "But then," she continues, "the thought of having to go through this physical illness and nausea of the first trimester is daunting and scary and taxing. I literally have not been able to do anything. Like I have felt like the laziest person.
"I just don't want to be a mess anymore...You know, it was like, this is it. This is, this is going to be that I've dealt with the two miscarriages. This is going to be the healthy one. I'm not going to have to think about it anymore," she continues later in the episode"
Finally, 'The Hills' star added through tears that while she is unable to answer her own questions, she feels as if she has a "responsibility" to do so.
She said: "I'm not going to have to make the decision of like, do I even want to have a second child anymore? Do I want to go through IVF? Do I want to make a child in a lab? I just didn't think I was going to have to answer all those questions and now it just feels like I have a lot of responsibility to make those decisions."
The lowdown on the most powerful space telescope .
It's one of the grand scientific undertakings of our times, but what exactly will James Webb do?The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has taken 30 years and $10bn (£7.5bn) to develop, and is being described as one of the grand scientific endeavours of the 21st Century.