Ian Thorpe's ex-boyfriend, Ryan Channing, 29, has revealed plans to have a baby without the Olympic swimmer.
Speak against Who magazine on Thursday, the skin care entrepreneur, who announced his split with Ian (36) last month, revealed that he is almost choosing a surrogate.
& # 39; It goes on without Ian … (I'd like to) have a little boy, & # 39; Ryan said, adding that he & # 39; halfway through the fertility process & # 39; used to be.
Baby joy! Ian Thorpe's ex-boyfriend, Ryan Channing, 29, has revealed plans to have a baby without the Olympic swimmer
& # 39; I am about to choose my surrogate. I am very excited to give birth to a child next year. & # 39;
Ryan has started his solo quest for a surrogate at the Southern California Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills.
In January, the former couple announced their plans to have a baby, but they split up months later after four years and it was previously claimed that Ian was not ready to become a father.
& # 39; It has been said that Ian was not ready for a family. I can't comment on him, but that was never a discussion about why we broke up. It was more about the busy lifestyle that we now lead and the fact that it was difficult to manage the relationship with the travel schedules we have. & # 39;
Paternity: Ryan said: & I am about to choose my surrogate. I am very excited to give birth to a child next year & # 39;
It comes after Ryan has told The Daily Telegraph that their split was amicable.
& # 39; Yes, the rumors are true, we are divorced. It has all been very amicable. We have remained friends. & # 39;
He further revealed that he had left the house he shared with the former Olympian.
& # 39; We broke up & # 39 ;: Ryan said the couple spent too much time together because of their careers
& # 39; We have just gone our own way. I have moved, & he confirmed.
Ryan said the couple spent too much time because of their careers.
& # 39; We are both very busy, so it's really not the same as before & # 39 ;, he told the newspaper.
Farewell: last month, the pair led to split rumors for the first time after it was discovered that Ryan had unleashed Ian on Instagram. Shown in 2017
The couple started dating in early 2015, but Ian hadn't shared a photo of Ryan on Instagram since January 3, when they were on vacation in St. Barts.
Likewise, since January 21, Ryan has not shared a photo of Ian on his Instagram.
That same month, the couple told Daily Mail Australia that they were planning to have a child with the help of a surrogate in the US.
Silence: the couple started dating in early 2015, but Ian hasn't shared a photo of Ryan on Instagram since January 3, when they were on vacation in St. Barts (above)
Ian confirmed that they were in the early stages of aging after Ryan was pictured on arrival at a reproductive clinic in Beverly Hills.
& # 39; We are talking about it and have been talking about it for a while, but it is still early days, & # 39; said Ian at the time. & # 39; We decided to visit the clinic in LA – it is all part of the plan at this stage. & # 39;
Ian, Australia's most decorated Olympian with five gold medals under his belt, had previously spoken about his desire to start a family of his own.
Last post: Likewise, since January 21, Ryan has not shared a photo of Ian on his Instagram
Likewise, Ryan was also enthusiastic about the prospect of surrogacy.
& # 39; Becoming a parent is something Ian and I want to make happen & # 39 ;, said aspiring lawyer Ryan at the time.
& # 39; Unfortunately, the laws in Australia are difficult for same-sex men with regard to surrogacy. California's state law has really improved in this area, making it legally the best option, & Ryan added.
& # 39; It is something that I would like to see further in Australia, so that same-sex couples do not have to travel abroad to achieve their family goals. & # 39;
Parents: In January, the Daily Mail Australia couple said they were planning to have a child with the help of a US surrogate.
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