“It’s not for a movie…” wrote Anne Hathaway alongside a black-and-white snap of herself smiling with a visible baby bump on Instagram earlier today.
But while Hathway’s announcement that she and husband Adam Shulman are expecting their second child began on a lighter note, it took an especially poignant turn at the end. “All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies,” she continued.
Opening up for the first time publicly about the fertility struggles she and Shulman encountered while having their first child—they welcomed a son, Jonathan Rosebanks, in 2016—as well as on their most recent journey to conception, the 36-year-old actress continues to be refreshingly candid about many of the challenging facets of motherhood. Not to mention, she admirably joins stars like Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian West, and Gabrielle Union in being transparent about their personal fertility hurdles.
Infertility is becoming more and more widely acknowledged as an acute health issue—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 12 in 100 couples in the U.S. have difficulty becoming pregnant—and Hathaway’s revelation goes a long way. She continues to be unafraid to use her platform to address issues close to her heart.