Claire Richards has been battling with her weight for years, with her body fluctuating from a size 20 to a teeny, tiny size 8, and now the star has revealed exactly why it is so important that she keeps her five stone weight loss off this time around.
Speaking to Closer magazine, the 37-year-old shared that she took sensible steps to lose a dramatic amount of weight after she realised that years of yo-yo dieting were the reason behind her struggle to conceive, and even now she might still have to resort to IVF.
Claire, who already has a seven-year-old son, Charlie, and five-year-old daughter, Daisy, with hubby Reece Hill said of her new body: “The reason I’m this size is that I want another baby more than I want cake.”
Well, she certainly has a way with words.
Speaking candidly about her difficulty in falling pregnant for a third time, Claire added: “I had no idea being overweight was causing my fertility problems.
“We’ve talked about IVF – which I’m beginning to fear might be our only hope – but I’m not sure yet if I want to put us through what could be a lot of heartache for nothing.”
This isn’t the first time that the singer has opened up about her dramatic body transformation, previously saying: “I just really want to set the record straight because I’m not bringing out a Fitness DVD, I’m not doing some miracle diet, I don’t have the secret to weight loss and staying slim.
“I clearly haven’t because I’ve been up and down so many times, if I did then you would never know about the struggles that I’ve had all my life…
“My husband Reece and I – we decided that we want to try for another baby and me being overweight was causing us a lot of problems so I went to see the doctor and he advised that I lose weight.
“So that is the one and only reason why I have done it this time.”
Well, kudos for achieving it and also for her honesty – here’s hoping that we will be hearing the pitter patter of tiny Claire Richards feet soon!
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