Rhian Sugden says pain of IVF 'taken away' as she prepares to welcome 'miracle' baby with actor husband
11.02.2024 - 16:01
Rhian Sugden has said being pregnant still feels 'surreal' as she counts down the weeks until she welcomes her 'miracle' first child with actor husband Oliver Mellor. The glamour model, from Bury, announced last November that she was pregnant after being open about her fertility struggles.
Rhian previously shared how she believed the couple wouldn't have children after she found out in her early 30s that she had a low egg and had perimenopausal hormone levels, making it difficult for her to get pregnant.
She and Oliver, who met 10 years ago and have been married since 2018, underwent eight rounds of gruelling IVF treatment, said to cost over £150,000, since 2017 before sharing their "amazing" family update. Telling fans of the "exciting news" of their pregnancy at the time, Rhian declared "good things come to those who wait," as she posed with her baby bump.
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And now, the expectant mum will soon be meeting her baby, a boy, for the first time. "We can't wait," Rhian exclusively told the Manchester Evening News, which came just after revealing she and former Coronation Street star Oliver were having a son.
"It still feels surreal. I mean, it's getting more and more obvious that I'm definitely carrying a child now because I'm getting rather large but we just can't wait. We've got two and a bit months left and he might be here. It's just so strange that I'm actually going to have a child."
The 37-year-old added: “I don’t know whether my mind has blocked it out and in a few years I’m going to have a bit of a meltdown but it doesn’t seem as hard now I’m pregnant. Looking back I’m like, ‘Well I did it,’ and it worked.”
Despite her joy now, Rhian has been open