The brunette beauty has led fans of the show on a turbulent journey. She has shared her love of knives, fights with her costars, and various business ventures. Now, it appears as though GG has found what she was looking for the entire time.
GG has revealed to People that she is pregnant with her first child. “This is what I wanted my entire life,” she shared. “When little girls were talking about their perfect husbands and their perfect weddings, I was talking about the 10 kids I was going to have.”
While GG’s marriage to Shalom was shorter than the time it took to divorce, she is not waiting for Mr. Right before starting a family. Using a sperm donor, GG successfully conceived after a round of in vitro fertilization during the summer. However, the journey was not without some trials. Her first attempt at in vitro led to an ectopic pregnancy. “What I went through a couple months ago is so traumatizing,” GG explained, “Right now, it’s still very scary for me.”
After painstaking care to chose the right donor, an embryo transfer happened in April. While at first, GG felt ok, she soon realized something wasn’t right. “I would have a bit of a cramp here and there,” she explained. The doctors told her cramping was normal in the beginning of the pregnancy. After discovering the ectopic pregnancy during her first ultrasound, and the drugs she was given did not work to terminate, she was rushed into surgery where both Fallopian tubes had to be removed. Unfortunately, the removal of both Fallopian tubes means IVF is the only way the Shahs star can become pregnant in the future.
Despite her experience, GG decided to try again. And this time the procedure took. GG feels she is more than ready to be a mom. “I’m finally at this point where I’m ready to make this move,” she said, “I can’t wait to give this child a life of unconditional love without judgment.”
As for being a single mom, GG is ready for the challenge. “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,” she said. “I can start a family and have my child without being in a relationship right now.” And even if she may not end up with a “forever life partner,” her forever “will be [her] child.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK GG IS READY TO BE A MOM? DO YOU SHE AND MERCEDES WILL BOND OVER BEING MOMS? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER RAISING THE CHILD ALONE?
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