‘My plan was to be single for life’: Katherine Ryan says she gave up love before marrying her high school sweetheart while thinking about getting pregnant ‘intentionally’ and being happier after her breasts
- The comedian exchanged vows with Kootsra – who she first dated as a teenager – during a registered partnership in 2019
- Ryan admits she made the decision to get pregnant after her diagnosis with lupus raised concerns about her fertility
- She is a mother of 11-year-old daughter Violet with an ex-partner who she followed to the UK in 2008
- The Canadian star worked for bar chain Hooters before finding fame and admits he’s had a boob improvement there
Katherine Ryan admits that she happily resigned herself to being single after having a boob job and ‘intentionally’ getting pregnant before marrying high school sweetheart Bobby Kootstra.
The 37-year-old comedian exchanged vows with Kootsra – who she first dated as a teenager – during a registered partnership in 2019, but has already spoken out about being a single mother following the collapse of her relationship with the father of the 11-year-old daughter Violet. .
She said The times: ‘I got really authentically happy as a single. My plan was to be single for life.
Opening: Katherine Ryan admits happily settling down as a single mom after having a boob job and ‘intentionally’ getting pregnant before meeting husband Bobby Kootstra
‘I thought I could have as many dogs as I want, I can do the kitchen however I want, I am not accountable to a partner. I think that’s a nice form of a family, if you like. ‘
Then a waitress at the global bar chain Hooters, Canadian-born Ryan arrived in the UK in 2007 to open a new branch in Nottingham, before moving permanently the following year with Violet’s father.
And the comedian admits that she soon made the decision to conceive after being diagnosed with lupus – an incurable condition that affects the immune system – that left her worried about her fertility.
Proud mother: Katherine had initially accepted singlehood after the collapse of her relationship with the father of 11-year-old daughter Violet
She said, “I got really pregnant on purpose because I was really scared of these worst-case scenarios.
“I made a conscious decision to become a mother and I thought I might as well have my daughter now.”
Now a successful comedian and presenter, Ryan admits she loved her old job as a waitress at Hooters – famous for its scantily clad female staff and easy-going atmosphere.
Old times: Katherine exchanged vows with Kootstra. – who she dated for the first time as a teenager – during a registered partnership in 2019. In the photo: Katherine and Bobby at their prom
Plans: The couple are now looking forward to the prospect of having their first child as a couple to give Violet a sibling
And she says she felt happier after choosing to have breast augmentation surgery while still working with the chain to “ balance ” her overall body shape.
“I wish I could say it wasn’t,” she said. “I know the correct answer is ‘no’, never treat your body like a trend or put it under general anesthesia to put in sachets of silicone, but unfortunately that’s not how I feel. I liked breast implants. ‘
Ryan’s relationship with her only child’s father eventually faltered, and she had embraced her independence before reconnecting with Kootstra while filming an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
Insecure: Katherine admits she was initially skeptical about her feelings towards Bobby after reconnecting in Canada (the couple is pictured with Katherine’s daughter Violet)
Ryan had returned to her native Canada to do an episode of the BBC show, and while there she reunited with Bobby, her high school boyfriend in the industrial town of Sarnia, Ontario.
However, the comedian admits that she was initially skeptical about her feelings towards him.
In 2020 she told the Daily Mail: ‘I tried to resist, I looked for reasons not to continue with the partnership because I really loved my independent life.
But everything was so easy between us, and Bobby really suited me and my daughter; he was an asset to both of us. ‘