Emma Roberts has opened up about her pregnancy and how it didn’t go to plan like she thought it would.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan for the magazine’s December issue, the actress talked about celebrating her 30th birthday in February and how she originally wanted to be married and have kids by the age of 24.
“At 16, I thought, ‘By the time I’m 24, I’ll be married with kids,'” she said. “And then I was 24 and I was like, ‘Remember when I said I would be married with kids by now?’
“It sounds cheesy, but the moment that I stopped thinking about it, we got pregnant.”
The Scream Queens star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. She also revealed that her pregnancy journey wasn’t easy, after learning she unknowingly had endometriosis as a teen.
“I was told, ‘You should probably freeze your eggs or look into other options,'” she said. “When I found out about my fertility, I was kind of stunned. It felt so permanent, and oddly, I felt like I had done something wrong.”
Roberts spoke with other women about her experience, which opened her up to “a new world of conversation about endometriosis, infertility, miscarriages, fear of having kids”.
“I was so grateful to find out I was not alone in this,” she said. “I hadn’t done anything ‘wrong’ after all.”
The American Horror Story star also knows that “things can go wrong when you’re pregnant”, and initially kept her pregnancy private before later making her announcement.
“I kept it to myself, my family, and my partner, not wanting to make grand plans if it wasn’t going to work out,” she said. “This pregnancy made me realise that the only plan you can have is that there is no plan.”