Katie Lee is Pregnant After Infertility Struggles, Shows Off Baby Bump
Katie Lee is Expecting Her First Child With Husband Ryan Biegel After Infertility Struggles
- Katie Lee and Ryan Biegel announced on February 26 that they are expecting their first child together.
- Lee revealed in April 2019 that she was struggling with infertility.
- The couple tied the knot on September 1, 2018, in Italy.
- Lee was previously married to singer-songwriter Billy Joel (2004-2010).
Baby on the way for Katie Lee and Ryan Biegel! The Food Network star, 38, and her husband are expecting their first child after struggling with infertility.
The television food critic, 38, took to Instagram on Wednesday, February 26, to announce her pregnancy.
Alongside a photo of herself flaunting her growing baby bump and a plate of spaghetti, she wrote, "Eating for two. Baby Biegel is on the way!"
As sources previously reported, the Summer Cookbook author exclusively told media in October 2019, that she and Biegel, who is an actor and producer, were "still trying" for a baby despite their infertility struggles.
She said at the time, "We’ll see what happens."
The pregnancy announcement comes 10 months after the television personality first opened up about the infertility struggles they were facing.
In a lengthy statement posted on Instagram on April 24, 2019, she said that when she married Ryan, she was eager to get pregnant but they eventually found about their fertility problems.
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I get multiple messages a day asking me if I’m pregnant or why I am not pregnant yet. I get comments saying I look like I’ve gained weight, so I must be pregnant. After one said that I looked “thick in the waist” I finally responded that it’s not ok to comment on a woman’s body and you never know what someone is going through. There is so much pressure on women to look a certain way and while most mean well with baby questions, it can be hurtful. Many of you sent me messages sharing your personal stories of fertility issues. You helped me, so now I want to share my story with you. When Ryan and I got married, our plan was to start a family right away. I couldn’t wait to get pregnant! I naively thought it would be easy. I’m a healthy woman, I eat a balanced diet, exercise, I don’t smoke. Ryan is the same. But reproductive health is an entirely different ballgame. We were trying, I had to have surgery to correct a problem, got an infection, then I was so run down I got shingles. My doctor advised us to try iVF. We just finished the intense process only to get zero healthy embryos. Not only is iVF physically exhausting, the emotional toll is unparalleled. We were filled with hope and excitement only to be crushed. It is really hard to put on a happy face. Fertility issues are supposed to be private so many of us are silently in pain. I hesitated to share this but I feel comfort when I hear others’ stories and I hope any of you in a similar situation know you are not alone. When people ask me when I’m getting pregnant, it hurts. It’s just a reminder that I’m not. When they say I look like I’ve gained weight, I have. I can’t exercise as much and the hormones have made me bloated. At church on Easter, the priest started his sermon with a story about a family struggling to have a baby and the happiness they are now experiencing that their prayers have been answered. He said it is a time of new beginnings. Tears streamed down my face. I know a family will happen for us, it is just going to be a different journey than we imagined. We will keep working towards it. Someday we will have our happy new beginning and I pray any of you experiencing the same will have yours too.
Lee and Biegel, who got engaged in March 2018, walked down the aisle on September 1, 2018, in a gorgeous wedding at Lo Scoglio da Tommaso on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.