Bianca Le Grange

Actress-singer Bianca Le Grange. Image via Twitter @incwajana

‘My heart was broken’: Bianca Le Grange struggles to have a baby

Actress and former ‘Idols SA’ star Bianca Le Grange says she and her actor husband David Johnson are struggling to have a baby.

Bianca Le Grange

Actress-singer Bianca Le Grange. Image via Twitter @incwajana

Talented actress Bianca Le Grange, who is popularly known for Idols SA says she’s unfulfilled as she and her husband, actor David Johnson have been struggling to have a baby over the years.   

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The Idols SA star and actress Bianca Le Grange has opened up about the sadness that she and her husband David Johnson have carried that comes with struggling to have a baby in an interview with You Magazine.  

“Our mental health suffered. But they’re a strong unit and supported each other emotionally until the work started coming in again. Life got back on track – except for the hole in their lives a baby would fill.”  

“We underwent fertility treatment and it was hard. I really wanted to be a mom and at my age, it’s increasingly difficult to fall pregnant.”  

The publication adds that she’s been travelling between her home and the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria to take treatment.   

Le Grange had two embryos implanted on separate occasions but both failed to develop.  

“I had to find a reason to get out of bed every morning. But even in her darkest times, her relationship with David didn’t falter – and the couple wasn’t ready to give up their dream of having a baby of their own yet.”    

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She rose to fame when she was announced in the top four of the first season of Idols SA in 2002 and is currently rehearsing an Afrikaans rendition of the Bertolt Brecht cabaret The Seven Deadly Sins for the next few weeks.   

According to You Magazine, the show will be performed at the Woordfees in Stellenbosch in October.  

Le Grange and her husband Johnson met eight years ago on the set of the David Kramer show Blood Brothers.  

“He stalked me! I never wanted children but when I met David, I so badly wanted to see little Davids and Biancas running around.”  

They first tried to get pregnant the old-fashioned way without success then a fertilised egg was implanted in her uterus.  

“My heart was broken when the first embryo failed. I didn’t know how I was supposed to feel. And it was even worse with the second embryo.”  

“With all the hormones I was injecting into myself, my emotions were up and down. I tried really hard to just be myself. I had to be strong for David’s sake because it was hard to understand what I was going through.”  

Although they weren’t always able to be together physically during the ordeal, they were determined not to let it damage their marriage, she says.  

The actress adds that she and her husband haven’t really explored the option of adoption yet as they’re staying hopeful.

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