5 superstar celebrities who froze their eggs
Updated: Oct 14, 2019
Underneath the outfits and the make-up, the performances and the PR stunts, celebrities struggle with the same health and life worries as the rest of us.
Mother Nature doesn't care if you've got a Grammy, an Oscar or you sell-out stadiums, the biological clock ticks at just the same rate as it does for any woman.
Here are five superstar celebrities who decided to look to egg freezing to preserve their fertility:
1. RITA ORA, singer
The 28 year old singer reportedly froze her eggs in her early twenties, telling an Australian television show that her doctor recommended the procedure, as she’d always wanted a big family.
Although Ora froze in her twenties, unless a woman has a medical condition that might affect her fertility, most doctors advise freezing eggs in the early thirties.
As Ora told the show's host:
“He said, ‘You’re healthy now and it would be great; why not put them away and then you never have to worry about it again?’”
2. REBEL WILSON, actress
Stars seem to love talking to Australian hosts about fertility, with 39 year old actress Rebel Wilson also discussing her egg freezing procedure during an interview on Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O Show. She told the host that a lot of her friends in Hollywood were undergoing the procedure.
Freezing eggs or embryos has become more common in recent years, with women waiting to start families until older ages.
"...it’s a back-up plan. Career women should have options, you know?”
3. HALSEY, singer
At 23 years old, Halsey is no stranger to reproductive health challenges. She has spoken about "terrifying" surgeries to try to treat her endometriosis and having to endure a miscarriage on stage in front of hundreds of fans.
She also opened up to The Doctors about egg freezing, saying people ask her ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’ She explains that doing an ovarian reserve is important to her, because she is fortunate enough to have that as an option. Severe endometriosis and operations to treat it can impact fertility.
" I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself.”
4. KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN, reality tv star
Despite already being mom to three kids with ex-partner Scott Disick, the 39 year old star of reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians decided to freeze her eggs in case she ever wanted more children.
“I just feel like this is for safety,” she says. “I hope that going through all of this is worth it. I don’t want to put my body through something like this again. The emotions of it all are just a lot.”
“I’ve been so up and down emotional...It’s like crazy. I feel like I want to jump out of my skin. I’m so crazy, I can’t take it.”
She also shared her procedure on Season 15 of the tv show, revealing doctors were able to freeze 7 good quality eggs out of the 8 she initially had retrieved:
“The injections themselves weren’t really a big deal because I have a really high pain tolerance. But I think everything was just really heightened. Some days I would feel so anxious. it’s just very emotional, so that I think is the hard part.”
5. OLIVIA MUNN, actress
The actress and former correspondent onThe Daily Show was one of the first women in the public eye to talk egg freezing back in 2016, paving the way for other celebrities to open up about their stories.
She appeared on Anna Faris' podcast in 2016 and told the host that when she turned 35 and became "high risk" for infertility, she "froze a bunch of eggs." She had she had seen so many women go through fertility struggles and thought "why not" go through with the procedure.
"I think that every girl should do it. For one, you don't have to race the clock any more. You don't have to worry about it, worry about your job or anything. It's there. Doomsday is now like whatevers day, because I am prepared."
Other stars who have spoken out about freezing their eggs include Rihanna, Chrissy Teigen, Maria Menounos and Sofia Vergara.