Ola Jordan and her husband James have opened up about their struggle to conceive.
The Strictly Come Dancing couple has decided to speak out their IVF decision and how they are ‘desperate’ to have a baby because they find it painful when they are often asked about when they are planning on starting a family.
They also hope that in opening up about their struggle they will help others going through a similar experience to not feel alone.
‘I would love to be a mum with all my heart and I just thought it would happen naturally,’ Ola told HELLO! magazine.
‘James is also desperate to have babies and I just wish it could have happened by now. That’s the one gift I would love to give him,’ said the 36-year-old.
‘I guess I just thought, like most women, that I could choose when the time was right for me; that I could have my career and then have a baby when it felt right. But for us it just hasn’t happened like that.’
‘The irony is that for 17 years during our career we tried not to have children because dancing is not a career that easily fits in with family life,’ added James.
‘When we finally did try, it was a sting to realise we couldn’t conceive straight away,’ continued the 40-year-old. ‘After consultations we’ve realised we are one of the lucky ones and that, with help, hopefully one day we can realise our baby dreams.’
The dancer couple, who have been together for 15 years since they married in 2003, went on to explain that they decided to open up about their struggle to conceive because they are always asked when they will have children.
‘Ideally you want to tell the story in the past tense with a bouncing baby in your arms,’ said Ola.
‘But I felt I had to speak now because in every interview we get asked when we are going to have a baby and it gets harder to keep trying to avoid the question and brush it off. It’s got to the point where it’s become upsetting, so we want to tell our story so it’s in the open.’
‘We know when people ask us about it, that it’s coming from a good place,’ added husband James, ‘and we understand people want us to have baby Jordans but each time we get asked about it, it cuts like a knife.’