American actress Anne Jacqueline Hathaway has unveiled suffering a miscarriage before welcoming sons with Adam Shulman while reflecting on her struggles with fertility.

Hathaway has two sons with her husband, actor and producer Adam Shulman: Jonathan, 7, and Jack, 3.

Anne Hathaway revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in 2015 before getting pregnant with her older son, Jonathan in a new interview with Vanity Fair.


At the time, she was starring in the one-woman off-Broadway show Grounded, in which she played a fighter pilot.

“The first time it didn’t work out for me,” she said, adding that she “had to give birth onstage every night” for the play.

She opened up about her struggles with infertility a few years later, when she announced she was pregnant with her son Jack.


The actress gave a heartfelt shoutout to those struggling to get pregnant by saying "Please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies," in a 2019 Instagram post.

She told Vanity Fair, “When it did go well for me, having been on the other side of it — where you have to have the grace to be happy for someone — I wanted to let my sisters know, ‘You don’t have to always be graceful. I see you and I’ve been you."

Anne Hathaway
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Reflecting on what happened after she first made her experiences with infertility public, she said, “The thing that broke my heart, blew my mind, and gave me hope was that for three years after, almost daily, a woman came up to me in tears and I would just hold her, because she was carrying this [pain] around and suddenly it wasn’t all hers anymore.”

Hathaway recalled in a 2019 interview with The Daily Mail "Each time I was trying to get pregnant and it wasn't going my way, someone else would manage to conceive."

Adding she knew intellectually that it didn't happen just to torment her but it felt a little bit like it did.

She was embarrassed to feel like that since there was no conversation to be had about and it made matters worse for her.

"This is something people don't talk about, and I think they should," she emphasized.

After learning how common miscarriages are, Hathaway hoped to remind anyone who's gone through a similar experience that they are not alone.

Anne questioned " Why are we feeling so unnecessarily isolated?" explaining that's where they take on the damage and that led her to open up about it.

Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman
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