Nicola McLean has revealed that she’s considering adoption in order to have a third child, after being told she needs surgery that may leave her infertile.
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, the glamour model and reality star revealed that doctors have said that she may need a hysterectomy after suffering from cysts on her ovaries.
‘It’s not getting any better for me, it’s actually getting worse,’ she told the paper. ‘I am having tests to find out whether I will be having the ovaries removed or whether it will be a hysterectomy. I’m really hoping that isn’t the outcome. I’m keeping positive that it won’t be.’
Former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Nicola is already mum to two sons, Rocky, 11 and Striker, seven, but says that she and husband Tom Williams are keen to expand their brood, and have contemplated adoption to make their wish come true.
Nicola with her sons Rocky and Striker
‘This doesn’t feel like the end for me. I have two children but I would still like to be able to bring up another,’ she said. ‘Tom would prefer his own child but he is quite good about it.
‘I do most of the baby stuff and Tom knows I would take most of the work on. He tells me that whatever I want to do, he’s happy doing that.’
Nicola added that she has a family history of fertility issues, explaining: ‘My mum had a hysterectomy at about 37, so just two years older than I am now. Women in my family have had problems at a young age.
‘It seems to run in our family but that means I have lots of female support.’
Back in May, Nicola appeared on ITV’s Loose Women to speak out about her battle with polycystic ovary syndrome, and her heartbreak at being unable to conceive naturally for a third time.
‘It is what it is. I’ve got two boys so I am lucky,’ she admitted at the time. ‘I really did want another one [child], I find them so cute. It’s like a mini me and Tom… I really did want more babies.’