Lea Michele Opens Up About Her ‘Intense’ Pregnancy With Son Ever: ‘I Wish I Would Have Shared More’

Lea Michele is just now getting vocal about her health struggles while pregnant with her son, Ever.

The 35-year-old recently spoke on how both she and her husband, Zandy Reich, had difficulty conceiving. In addition, Michele had a difficult pregnancy with their son, who turned one in August.

“I had a really intense pregnancy, I had a very intense journey of trying to get pregnant,” Michele shared. “We were pregnant during a pandemic dealing with those complications. And then my son was born, we were in quarantine for almost a year altogether with him, so it’s been pretty wild. We’re just now starting to get back into the swing of life again.”

“We had given up a little bit, my husband and I,” Michele admitted. “But they say when you give up and when you stop trying is when these little miracles happen. But it wasn’t just for nothing. We did work really hard with my doctor and in the process of doing all of those surgeries, to help my body have a baby, which is all I’ve ever really wanted.”

Michele said she regrets not being more vocal about her struggles on social media during her pregnancy. 

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“I wasn’t sharing what we were going through behind closed doors,” she said.

“I think a lot of people saw me with my pregnancy and assumed it was fine and it was far from that. And it really was something that I regret. I wish I would have let people know what we were going through because for other mothers that may have been experiencing the same thing, they could have seen my pictures and it would have made them feel a certain way, and I wish I would have shared more.”

Currently, Michele is now preparing to release an album of reimagined pop songs and classics titled, Forever. It is dedicated to her son, Ever. 

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“The first time that I played him the record, you could see this sort of expression he had on his face where he’s like, ‘I know this person.’ And my mom, who helps me so much with my son, was like, ‘That’s Mama,’ and he really kind of got it, which was wild,” Michele shared. But that doesn’t mean Ever always wants to listen to his mom’s music.

“I’ll put on the album and be like, ‘Do you want to listen to one of Mama’s songs?’ And he’ll go [shakes head], and I’ll be like, ‘What do you mean?'”

Instead, Ever has a taste for the classics, such as the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

“I’ll say, ‘Oh, OK, we can put on the ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ for the 200th time,'” she joked. 

Michele’s lullaby album, Forever, is now out everywhere.

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