Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she suffered a devastating miscarriage, at the age of 28, just two years after marrying her longtime husband in Brad Hall in 1987.
while looking at the loss during her episode Wisdom from me podcast, the 62-year-old Seinfeld star opened up about the harrowing experience.
She told her listeners: “When I was twenty-eight years old, I got pregnant for the first time, and I was so happy.” I got pregnant easily. I felt very fertile and very feminine. And then, very late in the pregnancy, my husband Brad and I found out that this tiny fetus wasn’t going to survive.
She went on to explain that the situation became a “complete nightmare” after she had to be hospitalized for “two days” due to her infection.
I finally got out of the hospital, went home to recover, but I wasn’t allowed out of bed yet. I was, as they say, bedridden.
Looking back: Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she suffered a devastating miscarriage, at the age of 28, just two years after marrying her longtime husband Brad Hall in 1987; Seen last month
Nightmare: While looking back at the loss during an episode of the Wiser Than Me podcast, the 62-year-old Seinfeld star opened up about the harrowing experience (pictured in 2000)
Her mother, Judith Bowles, flew in to be by her side and lend a hand during the healing process.
“I made this amazing chili in a cast iron skillet with cornbread on top in the skillet,” said Louis-Dreyfus. My husband, Brad, and she set up a small card table at the foot of the bed. And the smell of the cornbread and chili was absolutely amazing.
While she wasn’t initially able to eat solid foods yet, the mother-of-two described the smell as one of her “greatest memories.”
It doesn’t matter. It was the best meal ever, and I didn’t even eat it. It was so comfortable and so huggable to make.
In 1992, Louis-Dreyfus and Hal welcomed their first child, Henry, now 30, and then, five years later, their second son, Charlie, 25.
Charlie has followed in his mother’s footsteps since graduating from Northwestern University, and has recently appeared in TV series such as The Sex Lives of College Girls and Single Drunk Female.
The Veep actress previously admitted that she suffers from “a lot of anxiety about being a working-out-of-home mom” and her fears of “losing things.”
I needed to be with them and I wasn’t. I had custody on the set of Seinfeld, and I was taking both boys with me — which was worse in some ways because then you’re so divided! I was racing between stage and nursery, I was breastfeeding and all that a**, she said previously The New Yorker in 2018.
She told her listeners: “When I was twenty-eight years old, I got pregnant for the first time, and I was so happy.” I got pregnant easily. I felt very fertile and very feminine. And then, very late in the pregnancy, my husband Brad and I found out this little fetus wasn’t going to survive’ (Seen in 2020)
That same year, she looked up Glorious Endeavor to watch her kids grow up.
“Even when they’re born—I remember thinking, Oh my God, I miss that movement in my body.” And from there that story continues: They creep away from you.
Louis-Dreyfus concluded, “They go to school. It’s constant. Separation has been a theme in my life, and something I’ve really struggled with.”
Over the years, she credits the key to her long marriage being “on the same page in terms of” how “they” wanted to raise their children and “always trying new things together.”
Louis-Dreyfus and her husband met as students while attending Northwestern University through his comedy troupe, Practical Theatre.
In 2013, she told Craig Ferguson that she “knew almost immediately” that Hall was her soul mate.