- In a new interview with People magazine, Tamron Hall opens up about why she kept her pregnancy a secret.
- Tamron, 48, revealed she was pregnant in March at 32 weeks.
- Tamron says she was “terrified” of losing her baby, conceived through in vitro fertilization.
Tamron Hall shocked everyone when the former Today cohost revealed in March that she was 32 weeks pregnant—that’s a long time to keep a growing baby bump under wraps.
Now, after she and husband Steven Greener welcomed their Moses on April 25, Tamron, 48, is opening up in a new interview, saying she was “terrified” at the time of losing the baby, which is why she kept her pregnancy a secret for so long.
“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” she told People in a new exclusive interview. “My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share.’ I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far.”
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Tamron had even hoped to wait to share her news until she gave birth. “Trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve,” she said.
Tamron who conceived Moses through in vitro fertilization, said she first tried fertility treatments in her 30s, and they failed. It was an “eye-opening” experience when she decided to try again.
Tamron said it was good to feel like she wasn’t alone in her experience when she visited a fertility clinic again, but that she still felt “sad” knowing “that some of us will have to give up along the way.”
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“I knew that the clock was not on my side,” she told People. “When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic.”
Tamron compared the whole process to job searching, which she was also doing at the time, after losing her gig during Today’s third hour.”Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I’m putting in the work, I’m taking care of my mind and my body, and I’m being rejected,” she said. “I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?’ Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”
Luckily everything worked out: In addition to welcoming Moses, Tamron also recently landed a new job—a syndicated talk show that will premiere in early September.
“I’m from the South, and there’s a saying: ‘It’s not a setback; it’s a setup for something else,'” she said. “That loss set me up for, yes, a dream job but also my baby, my husband, my family. I just couldn’t see it coming.”
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