Actress Aisha Tyler opened up about her infertility during a candid interview on The Talk. Tyler fought back tears as she went public with her struggle.
The 42-year and her attorney husband Jeff Tietjens have been trying to start a family, even going so far as to undergo painful and costly in vitro fertilization treatments (IVF).
But the medical procedures didn’t work out, reports The Houston Chronicle. Recently, Tyler decided to halt the treatments, or what she called the “torture” of hormone injections.
The actress explained that she had “some problems with a torturous fallopian tube.” Because of this, it is very difficult for her to get pregnant. But after going through numerous shots, the doctor had bad news.
Tyler revealed that the doctor told her, “Look, based on what we’re seeing here, I just don’t think this is going to happen to you and I think you really need to think about whether you want to spend all this money and go through all this emotional effort and probably still not get pregnant.”
The San Francisco Chronicle notes that, for Aisha Tyler, the hardest part about her infertility has been that she can’t give her husband kids. The actress commented, “The hardest part, I think, is I really love my husband, he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father.”
While “it was better to not go through that torture,” Tyler told her hosts that she still felt awful about it. She told her husband, “I’m sorry that I can’t do this for you, that I can’t give you kids.”
Aisha’s revelation left her co-hosts in tears, but she still insisted she was okay. The actress added that she and her husband will wait a while before they talk about other parenting options.
Tyler stated that she loves “the idea of adoption,” but for now, the wounds surrounding Aisha Tyler’s infertility are too fresh to consider adopting.