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‘Shahs of Sunset’ Star GG Gharachedaghi is Expecting First Child, Via IVF and Sperm Donor

 

Bravo TV Shahs of Sunset star Golneasa “GG” Gharachedaghi is expecting her first child after successfully completing a round of in vitro fertilization in August using a sperm donor.

She is part of a recent trend of sorts of celebrity women choosing to have a baby on their own, following last July’s announcement from “Torn” singer Natalie Imbruglia who announced she was welcoming her first child solo  as well before welcoming son Max Valentine in October.

Gharachedaghi says she has always wanted to be a mother more than anything.

“This is what I wanted my entire life,” Gharachedaghi, 37, told People. “When little girls were talking about their perfect husband and their perfect weddings, I was talking about the 10 kids I was going to have.”

She plans to skip the husband and raise her child on her own. She’s the third cast member to be pregnant following Mercedes “MJ” Javid last Spring and Asa Soltan in July 2017,

“I heard about a really good donor concierge company, who scavenges through the data from all the sperm banks in the nation and some neighboring countries to find you what you’re looking for,” she said.

Sometime last year, she did a video interview explaining what she sought in a sperm donor candidate and explained the details of the process.

“It’s amazing how the process really works,” she said. “The profiles are about 47 to 50 pages each, and they’re filled with all this amazing information, like genetic background for the man and his entire family. I hate to joke about it, but you know the Build-A-Bear Workshop? It’s almost like that, but it’s a human. Build-A-Baby!”

This latest pregnancy is the second time for success but with a better outcome.

In April, after having a first successful IVF transfer, she wound up having an ectopic pregnancy requiring emergency surgery and both of her Fallopian tubes being removed.

“That was probably the most traumatizing moment of my life,” she said. “Literally, just a couple of days before, I was celebrating. And now, I was mourning.”

After undergoing therapy to overcome that traumatic experience, she gave it one more chance.

“You think this is supposed to be such an exciting time, but this second time around, I was sort of numb,” she said. “When I went in for the first ultrasound, I couldn’t breathe. I had anxiety for two days. I couldn’t sleep, thinking, ‘This is going to happen again.”

It worked!

“I had the ultrasound, and we saw [the embryo]. A week later, we saw the heart vessel pumping,” she said. “So I’ve slowly been feeling more and more relaxed about it.”

She’s totally cool about raising her baby on her own.

“I’m OK right now focusing on me and my baby,” she said. “We’re in a day and age that women are so much more independent, and we’re not necessarily relying on men in order to move forward in life. I can start a family and have my child without being in a relationship right now.”

She added that if she is lucky to meet someone, “That’s great” but she is not interested in getting married in the future or necessarily being with a “forever life partner.”

“My forever will be my child,” she said.

GG got hitched to her on again, off again boyfriend Shalom Yeroushalmi in 2017 but the marriage lasted 7 weeks and they divorced.

Meanwhile, she’s taking a low key style while waiting for baby. One of my faves: Senegalese Twists!

Natalie Imbruglia Welcomes Son, Max Valentine Imbruglia

Congrats to Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia who welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Max Valentine Imbruglia.

The “Torn” recording artist shared the news on her Instgram this week.  The single mom conceived her child via sperm donor.

“Welcome to the world.. Max Valentine Imbruglia ? My heart is bursting ??? #myboy” she captioned the sweet shot.

The new mom announced her pregnancy news on Insta back in  in July that “No I haven’t swallowed a watermelon” but was pregnant.

“For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor — I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly,” Imbruglia wrote in her announcement post.

The mom-to-be has kept her pregnancy out of the lime light but she did post a photo of her pooch cuddling up next to her bump this summer:

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Bonding with #bump ? #mrwilson ????

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‘Torn’ Singer Natalie Imbruglia Expecting First Child Solo via Sperm Donor and IVF

Singer Natalie Imbruglia, most famous for her 2000s hit “Torn“, announced recently that she is expecting her first child at age 44, thanks to modern science and use of a sperm donor and IVF.

The star shared the news on her Instagram page and then shared it via Twitter.

“As you can see from the pic . . . there is another announcement . . . (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon),” she wrote of the first photo in the Instagram gallery. “I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor – I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure . . . a new album and I’m going to be a mum!”

She also used the occasion to announce she is newly signed with BMG music group and is working on a new project.

While many celebrity women like Sandra Bullock, Kristin Davis, and Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone and Denise Richards, who were not in a committed relationship have adopted children, few have gone the route (publicly) of getting artificially inseminated by a donor.

Model Monica Cruz, who is also the sister of actress Penelope Cruz, did so in 2013 and welcomed daughter Antonella Cruz shortly after.

Monica too stayed away from prying questions.

Monica said she stayed away from the limelight and  “isolated” herself to avoid answering tough questions about the circumstances of her pregnancy. 

“I wanted to avoid, above all, that they spoke about possible fathers, or the possible candidates to be it,” she told a Spanish magazine El Pais in January. She decided later to not perpetuate an already taboo subject and to come out in public with the news.  “So I have decided to tell all. To become pregnant, I turned to artificial insemination… I want to tell also so I can have the opportunity to show my thanks to all those anonymous men that give many women like me, the dream of their lives.”