Spice Girls star Emma Bunton, 45, has revealed that she and her partner Jade Jones, 42, would love to have more children.
The famous couple, who already share sons Beau, 13, and Tate, 10, have been thinking about growing their family for the last year, despite her fertility issues, which include perimenopause symptoms and endometriosis.
Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday, the singer admitted that they would be happy to have another baby as she is ‘always, always broody’.
Broody: Emma Bunton, 45, has revealed that she and her partner Jade Jones, 42, would love to have more children
Emma was appearing on the show to promote her new book, Mama You Got This, and she spoke about the possibility of expanding their family.
She said: ‘I’m always, always broody!’ Jade, he would have lots more children.’
The Baby Spice persona continued, admitting: ‘I think we are at the stage where we are very much like, if it happens it would be amazing.’
The Heart Radio DJ then mused: ‘But we’re always broody, both of us!’
Family matters: The Spice Girls star revealed she has been thinking about growing their family for the last year
Baby fever: Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday, the singer admitted that she and her partner would be happy to have another baby
Earlier this month, Emma revealed in an interview with You Mag that she is worried it could be too late for her to conceive naturally, as she is now perimenopausal.
She told the magazine: ‘I cried my eyes out. I thought, ‘Is this the end?”
Describing the symptoms of perimenopause, which is the body’s natural transition towards menopause, Emma said: ‘I started to feel unbalanced and anxious.’
Happy days: The family are share sons Beau, 13, and Tate, 10
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause, or menopause transition, begins several years before menopause. It’s the time when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen. It usually starts in women’s 40s, but can start in their 30s or even earlier.
Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last 1 to 2 years of perimenopause, this drop in estrogen speeds up. At this stage, many women have menopause symptoms.
The average length of perimenopause is 4 years, but for some women this stage may last only a few months or continue for 10 years. Perimenopause ends when women have gone 12 months without having their period.
‘At first I put it down to the pandemic, but then the anxiety became more regular, until it was daily.’
Emma researched her symptoms, which also included tiredness, and realised it could have been perimenopause.
The Wannabe hitmaker then spoke with a medical professional via Zoom ‘who came to the same conclusion. I was perimenopausal.’
The singer is prepared for either outcome, admitting that she had difficulties conceiving her two kids Beau and Tate.
‘But [with] both my children, it wasn’t easy falling pregnant, so we’ll just see how it goes,’ she revealed on the show.
She was also diagnosed with endometriosis in her mid 20s– a condition the NHS describes where tissue similar to the lining of the womb begins to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Speaking about Mama You Got This, she admitted that she was moved to tears by Jade’s contribution.
She said: ‘His piece in this book made me cry because he’s so honest…
‘He’s saying how those first couple of weeks, months, when you’re breastfeeding – it’s a very close moment for the mum and baby.’
His contribution detailed ‘how he had to step back even though he just wanted to do everything,’ Emma said.
‘He was so wonderful because he looked after me, he took care of me and then was just there every second of every minute and he’s brilliant.’
Mama You Got This: Emma also spoke about her new book, admitting she was moved to tears by Jade’s contribution
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