Gemma Collins has revealed she is embarking on a fertility journey in a bid to welcome her first child.
The former TOWIE star, 42, suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in 2012 and has been open about her struggle to conceive in recent years.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about her family plans, she revealed she was happy to hear that Tana Ramsay had welcomed her sixth child at the age of 49, as it gave her hope that she too could get pregnant in her 40s.
“The Tana Ramsay news was the best thing to wake up to. Unbelievable,” Gemma mused.
‘It really made me think positively about my future and took the pressure off. I don’t think anyone knew she was pregnant so it was a nice surprise, but I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw it.’
Mama to be: Gemma Collins has revealed she is embarking on a fertility journey in a bid to welcome her first child after being given new hope by Tana Ramsay’s baby news
Baby joy: Gordon Ramsay shocked fans this month when he announced that his wife Tana had given birth to their sixth child at the age of 49
Gemma continued: ‘This is great news for me. I will be starting my fertility journey in the coming weeks.
“I’m going to a clinic, so watch these cards and get ready, honey.”
Revealing that she is positive about her chances, Gemma continued: ‘I will be standing on the stairs announcing the child to the world. London will come to a standstill. The great Queen will come to greet the child!’
Gordon Ramsay shocked fans this month when he announced that his wife Tana had given birth to their sixth child.
The celebrity chef, 57, posted a heartwarming photo of him kissing his newborn on the head as Tana cradled him in her arms.
Gordon shared the announcement on Instagram, saying the birth was a “great birthday present” as his birthday falls on November 8.
He wrote: ‘What a great birthday present, please welcome Jesse James Ramsay, 7 lb stunner!! Another bundle of love for the Ramsay Brigade!! 3 boys, 3 girls…. Finished.’
Gordon and Tana are already parents of five children; Megan, 25, twins Jack and Holly, 23, Tilly, 22, and Oscar, four.
Tana also shared her own message, saying the Ramsay family was “blessed” with their new arrival.
She wrote, “It’s been a nerve-wracking nine months, but we made it through and we’re blessed with this little bundle. The Ramsay family is finally complete. Jesse James Ramsay, we love you so much ‘.
Potential parents: Gemma revealed earlier this year that she was praying for a baby with her fiancé Rami Hawash. She is stepmother to his son Tristan, five
Gemma revealed earlier this year that she was praying for a baby with her fiancé Rami Hawash. She is stepmother to his son Tristan, five.
During a spiritual trip to Tel Aviv in January, Gemma and her fiancé visited Bethlehem, with the star later confessing: ‘I prayed when I was there, I said ‘Please God, please give me a baby this year’ and you Please Know God that it happens.’
She previously described her battle against polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can affect fertility.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. Symptoms include irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne and obesity.
Gemma previously revealed she would wait until she was 50 to try to get pregnant, inspired by Naomi Campbell, but has now decided to bring her plans forward.
However, fertility specialists have warned that celebrity success stories of later motherhood could convince women that they can get pregnant naturally later in life or that fertility treatments are easy.
For most women over the age of 45, the chance of becoming pregnant is obviously about 1 percent.
Naomi welcomed a baby girl at the age of 50 in May 2021 and a son at the age of 53 in June this year.
Although she did not reveal the manner in which she welcomed her children, she stated that they are biologically hers.
There has been widespread speculation that she used a surrogate, a method that is becoming increasingly common.
Inspiration: Gemma previously revealed she would wait to try to get pregnant, inspired by Naomi Campbell who had her first child at the age of 51, but has now decided to bring her plans forward