Gregg Wallace and his wife Anna have shared the sad news that they can’t have any more children together, as she is facing a hysterectomy at just 33.
The MasterChef host, 54, and his wife welcomed their son Sid in April this year, but just seven months on Anna has been advised to have a complete hysterectomy early next year.
Doctors have recommended the surgery to Anna because she has suffered from endometriosis since she was a teen and it has come back so severely since Sid’s birth that she also needs to have part of her intestine removed as it has attacked her bowel, too.
But she told OK! magazine that having Sid made the news easier to bear, saying: "Having a hysterectomy without having already had a child, would have been horrendous."
Talking about how endometriosis affects her, she said: "I’m on pain relief every day. After the operation, there’s less chance of it coming back again. I just want to get rid of it and recover. I’ve suffered since I was 16 years old but it was years before I was properly diagnosed."
Wallace admitted: "I’m not looking forward to Anna having the operation, but I’m looking forward to her being out of pain.”
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Anna is expecting to be in hospital for 10 days and recovering for three months, but said that the fact her mum lives with them full-time would help.
She added that her dad also planned to move in with them once he had sold his business in Coventry.
After the surgery, Anna faces being on hormone replacement therapy permanently afterwards, but said that she had never expected to be able to be a mum because of her condition.
Endometriosis is a condition which causes tissue similar to that inside the uterus to grow on the outside of the uterus, causing extreme pain and potential fertility problems.