Finding your life partner can be an emotional roller coaster, you spend years waiting for that one special moment to happen and dream of the family you will have together, the memories you will make and the children you will cherish.
For some it may happen in their 20s, for many it happens later in life and there will be plenty of others out there still looking.
But imagine if you were lucky enough to find that person you want to spend the rest of your life with, only to find out they’d had a vasectomy.
How would you feel? Well, that’s the dilemma that a reality TV star found herself in when she appeared on the Australian version of The Bachelorette.
Sophie Monks, 37, spent several months on the show narrowing down a whole host of eligible bachelors who wanted to be her ‘chosen one’.
At 37 her biological clock was ticking and so she was hopeful of finding someone who wanted to start a family relatively soon.
Sophie chose Stu in the season finale, which was aired this week in Australia and in an interview after the show, she told www.news.com.au that she would consider freezing her eggs for IVF treatment.
She said: “The vasectomy doesn’t really matter as it can be reversed pretty quickly or regardless I could freeze my eggs and chuck em over to wherever he’s got his sperm banked.”
Billionaire businessman Stu also confirmed he had ‘planned ahead’ by freezing his sperm before he had the vasectomy procedure, ten years ago.
The couple plan to have a conversation about their fertility when they meet up.
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