Nonetheless making an attempt. Erin Andrews opened up about her difficult fertility journey — and shared what she’s realized about herself from the method.
“It’s not simple. It’s been one of the crucial difficult issues in my life, and I do know in my husband’s life as effectively,” the sportscaster, 44, solely instructed Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 24, whereas selling her partnership with Dr. Scholl’s. “I’m doing OK. We’re doing effectively.”
The previous Dancing With the Stars cohost and her husband, Jarret Stoll, have been making an attempt to conceive a toddler through IVF for years. In a 2021 essay for Bulletin, Andrews revealed that she’s been undergoing “time-consuming and emotionally draining” fertility therapies since she was 35.
Whereas the couple haven’t been profitable but, the Fox Sports activities reporter hopes that speaking about her journey will assist others who’re experiencing comparable points.
“I do know for some time my husband … was like, ‘Why do you must be so open about it?’ However as soon as you’re, you understand so many individuals are coping with the identical factor,” Andrews instructed Us. “Do I have to put every thing on the market? Most likely not. But when I can provide consolation to different individuals and convey issues up in a dialogue the place individuals really feel just a little simpler about bringing it up or speaking about it, possibly we may begin assist teams or foundations for it. It’s simply nothing to be embarrassed about, particularly when so many individuals are going by way of it.”
On a extra concrete stage, the previous ESPN broadcaster has realized that she’s bought a a lot greater ache threshold than she beforehand thought.
“I can take about 50 needles in my abdomen and simply deal with it higher than my husband ever may,” Andrews quipped. “He’s all the time within the different room watching Seinfeld. I’m like, ‘Don’t fear, I’ve bought this, simply stabbing myself for the fiftieth time.’ You understand that you just’re robust and that you would be able to cope with it and it’ll get higher.”
The College of Florida graduate added that remembering to chuckle additionally helps her cope with the process. “Discovering humor in it and discovering consolation and being vocal with it about your mates [helps],” she defined. “As a result of lots of occasions they don’t know easy methods to deliver it up. They don’t know in the event you’re going by way of a foul day or a superb day. Numerous occasions I’ll simply be like, ‘Yeah, this sucks,’ or, ‘That is superior, we bought nice information.’”
Whereas she and Stoll, 40, hold their fingers crossed, Andrews can be busy covering the NFL playoff games, which culminate on Sunday, January 29, with the NFC and AFC championships. Deciding what to put on on TV is all the time a course of, however she doesn’t hesitate in relation to her ft.
“When your ft harm, your complete physique hurts, and also you’re over it,” Andrews instructed Us, explaining why she makes use of Dr. Scholl’s merchandise together with the model’s Extreme Cracked Heel Balm. “It’s nice in the event you wanna give your self just a little therapeutic massage. I don’t have lots of time to get to a pedicure on the highway, so it’s a good way after a protracted day on my ft to only deal with myself.”
Andrews additionally retains blister cushions available in case her footwear trigger further ache. She nonetheless needs to look trendy on the sidelines. “We wanna look cute,” she joked. “We wanna look enjoyable!”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi