Katie Hopkins 'yelled, screamed and cried' about pregnancy
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 March 2015
Katie Hopkins has confessed she was horrified when she first discovered she was pregnant with her eldest daughter as she was worried having a baby would affect her career
Katie Hopkins "yelled, cried and screamed" when she discovered she was pregnant.
The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star - who has daughters India, 10, and Poppy, nine, from her marriage to Damian McKinney and son Maximillian, six, with husband Mark Cross - admits her oldest daughter wasn't planned and she was initially horrified to learn she was expecting a baby.
She said: "I refused to believe the little blue line on the stick. I threw myself on the floor, yelled, cried and screamed. This baby was not planned.
"My partner and I were living a fast life in Manhattan and I was on the way up at work with a recent promotion to vice president of marketing, which I'd fought for.
"A baby I didn't ask for was not about to bring me down."
Despite her initial horror, these days Katie feels relieved she had her family before the age of 35.
She told Now magazine: "12 years and three children later, I'm so grateful I had them when I did. Every day I meet women my age, rocketing up the career ladder but weighed down with a heavy heart and a partner and parents knocking on her ovaries waiting for a baby to answer.
"Tougher still is meeting the nearly 40 singleton - free, ambitious, successful, yet oceans away from motherhood, wondering when it is going to happen.
"I realise I'm lucky to have had my hand forced at 28 and somehow made it work."