Geri Horner opens up about secret IVF struggle before falling pregnant

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Geri Horner feared she wouldn’t be able to have a baby naturally again after undergoing unsuccessful fertility treatment.

The 45-year-old singer was resigned to thinking she and husband Christian Horner – who each have a daughter from previous relationships – wouldn’t be able to have a child of their own together naturally, but she fell pregnant with son Monty, who is now nine months old.

Geri Halliwell feared she wouldn’t be able to have a baby naturally again

She told Red magazine: “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. I’d got to thinking I have a child, my husband has a daughter, and accepting this is our lot. Then Monty came naturally.”

The former Spice Girls star – who landed a presenting role on This Morning earlier this year – has been getting plenty of assistance with Monty – from her 11-year-old daughter Bluebell.

Christian Horner and Geri Horner (Ian West/PA)
Christian Horner and Geri Horner (Ian West/PA)

She added: “Bluebell is sweet with him. Helps me change his nappy, pushes the pram.”

Geri, who has previously battled bulimia, has been teaching her daughter all about eating healthily and hopes she will grow up being body confident.

She said: “She’s at an age where they’re all comparing their bodies.

“I can’t control that, but I can give her the facts of healthy eating, tell her diets don’t work. I try to give her confidence to love her body.

Geri Horner had fertility treatment
Geri Horner had fertility treatment

“Worrying about the size of your thighs takes up so much of your twenties. It’s a shame.”

Geri previously admitted Bluebell calls Christian – who has four-year-old daughter Olivia – “daddy” and has adjusted well to the changes in her life.

She recently said: “It has all been a huge change for Bluey, after having me to herself for so long, suddenly having not just Christian in her life, but a little stepsister, who is just so sweet and now a baby brother.

“It’s a lot for a young girl but she’s a great kid, smart and funny with a big heart. I’m proud of her.”

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