TOWIE’s Gemma Collins says nothing will stop her having a baby “on my own”
Gemma Collins has said that nothing will stop her having a child and she will have a baby “on my own” if she cannot find a man to build a family with.
The reality star’s dream to become a mother has been a huge focal point in the current season of The Only Way Is Essex and during an emotional episode last night, Gemma sadly did not receive the results she was hoping for from the fertility clinic.
GC was told that she had a low egg count of four (the average being twelve) and that pregnancy using an egg donor was looking like the best way forward, since natural birth and IVF had unlikely chances of success.
Speaking openly on Loose Women today (Thursday), the TOWIE star said that she would have a baby on her own if she had to. Gemma told the panel: “I still hope. If I don’t ever meet that man, I will go onto have a baby on my own because I do think that I have a lot of love to give and I could give a child a lovely life.
“If I go ahead and do it on my own, and as much as I love the dream of the whole family unit, all sitting round the table, if it doesn’t happen I will go ahead and do it on my own. Nothing is going to stop me because the feeling of that unfulfillment.
“I will have a child, I just don’t know how it will happen yet.”
Speaking about the other options available to her, GC explained: “There’s a one in ten chance I will fall pregnant naturally, that’s really, really rare. Two, they wouldn’t recommend me freezing my eggs, because I don’t produce enough eggs … so three I would probably have to have an egg donor. But, the egg wouldn’t have my DNA.
Gemma talked about how she was initially uncomfortable with the idea that her baby would not share her DNA, but her best friend soon put her at ease: “When I broke down to my best friend, she said ‘Do you know what Gemma? I’d give you one of my eggs.’ And that made me feel a little bit more settled.”
The Only Way Is Essex continues Sunday at 10pm on ITVBe.