“I Just Never Wanted That Feeling Again”: Loni Love Reveals Miscarriage Experience
When we spoke with Loni Love in 2015, the comedian stated that she wouldn’t be where she is in her career if she had chosen to marry and have children. In her chat with writer Raqiyah Mays, Love said forgoing those things is a decision she is content with.
“I get that maternal instinct. I’ve raised children. I haven’t put myself in that position where I have to make a decision to have a baby or not because I want to entertain people. What I get is the joy to make people laugh and give them that escape,” Love says honestly. “So that’s the choice I made.”
But in a new episode of The Real, Love opened up the time she was pregnant. According to her, it wasn’t something she was necessarily ecstatic about initially. Still, she decided to go through with having her child, only to face tragedy.
“I finally went to the doctor and I was pregnant. And I’m going to tell you something, your body goes through so much,” she said. “And then at that time I started processing ’cause then I had to start saving for the baby. I had to start doing all this. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, what am I going to do?’ Right? And then it was like the dude that I was with, he was excited, but I was still like really really nervous. But then, eventually, you know that nature takes over, you’re like, ‘You know what, there’s nothing I can do. I’m just gonna have to have this baby and I’m just going to deal with it.’ And sure enough, as soon as I was like okay with it, about eight weeks, I miscarried. Yup. So I was pregnant. So, you know, I just never wanted that feeling again.”
And while it was an extremely emotional reveal for the star, she shared her story in the hopes of helping other women who’ve been through it.
Check out her reveal below, and tune into the episode as a whole when it airs today — check your local listings.