She Got Slammed for Fertility Remark, Is Pregnant

Carrie Underwood, 35, adding 'another fish to our pond'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2018 12:19 PM CDT
Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles on June 22, 2018.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – A week after airing fertility concerns that bugged plenty of fans, Carrie Underwood has some big fertility news: The country singer revealed she's expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher in an Instagram video posted Wednesday, per People. The 35-year-old, whose son Isaiah is 3, said she'd be "adding another fish to our pond" before starting a concert tour in May. The news comes after a Redbook interview in which the singer suggested more biological children might not be in her future.

"I'm 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family. We always talk about adoption and doing it when our child or children are a little older," Underwood said. Per USA Today, "those two sentences unleashed a commotion of emotions," including among some who viewed the remark as misguided, per US Weekly, or an insult to people with fertility issues who can’t afford treatment like, as they pointed out, she could. Others, however, suggested fans cut Underwood some slack. "Since fertility DOES decrease as women age, this is just TRUE. She MAY have missed that chance," one defender wrote.

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