“I just feel like we’re so hard on each other and so judgmental of each other and a woman that is divorced three times is more normal than a woman that has not been married. I am so tired of seeing on my social media, ‘Why don’t you have kids? Why don’t you have kids?’ You don’t know. You don’t know what I’m going through,” Banks said as the tears began to flow.
“When I was 23 years old, I used to tell myself, ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ Then I turned 24. ‘In three years I’m gonna have kids.’ And then just every single year I kept saying that. And then, after a while it’s like, OK, now I want to — and it’s not so easy,” she added before choking up on camera.
Our hearts go out to Banks and Teigen because their fertility issues are a rough card to be dealt in life and it’s an issue that is shared by so many women. Like these two ladies said, it would be a lot better for women if society stopped trying to pressure them to validate themselves as women based on when they’re expected to have kids, especially since not every woman is capable of or finds it easy to have kids of her own.