Cookbook author Katie Lee slams people asking if shes pregnant yet

Katie Lee, American cookbook author, food critic and face of the Food Network, is fed up with people prying into her private life.

In particular, her followers have been demanding to know is she pregnant and if not, why.

Many women in the public eye have endured this type of witch-hunt - Jennifer Aniston, anyone?

And now she is done with the questions surrounding her fertility and strangers asking if she's going to have kids.


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She took to Instagram to slam the intrusive messages she receives on a daily basis.

She wrote, ''I get comments saying I look like I’ve gained weight, so I must be pregnant. After one said that I looked ‘thick in the waist’ I finally responded that it’s not ok to comment on a woman’s body and you never know what someone is going through.”

She continued, ''There is so much pressure on women to look a certain way and while most mean well with baby questions, it can be hurtful,” continued Lee, going on to explain that, after marrying Ryan Biegel, her plan was to “start a family right away”.

She added, ''I couldn’t wait to get pregnant. I’m a healthy woman.  eat a balanced diet, exercise, I don’t smoke. Ryan is the same. But reproductive health is an entirely different ballgame.''


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She revealed that she had to have surgery to correct a problem, got an infection, then got shingles. 

They went on to try IVF but got zero healthy embryos.

Katie said, ''Fertility issues are supposed to be private so many of us are silently in pain. When people ask me when I’m getting pregnant, it hurts. It’s just a reminder that I’m not.''

She continued, ''I know a family will happen for us, it is just going to be a different journey than we imagined. We will keep working towards it. Someday we will have our happy new beginning and I pray any of you experiencing the same will have yours too.”

What brilliant words and ones to remember as everyone is fighting their own secret battle.



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