Actress Lisa Riley confirms she will have IVF treatment to become a mother

UK actress Lisa Riley has confirmed she will have IVF treatment to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother

Lisa, who is a regular panellist on ITV’s popular daytime show Loose Women, lost 12 stone in weight, dropping from a size 28 to a size 12.

She had previously been reluctant to have children due to her mother dying from breast cancer in 2012.

She told the Loose Women audience recently she would not want any child to lose their mother so young.

Lisa, 41, has not had the test to find out if she has the breast cancer gene, preferring not to know.

But since finding love for the first time and settling down she has had a change of heart.

In an interview with You magazine, Lisa said she felt ready and able to look at IVF.

She said: “I’ve decided not to live in fear. I want to have IVF but I’m not going to put myself through a lot of stress if it doesn’t work. There are a lot of reasons why I want to have a baby: some to do with the fact I’ve saved myself by losing weight, but also that I’m in love for the first time in my life and he would like to have a baby if we can.

“I don’t just think about myself any more. If we were to have a child, that would be wonderful.”

Lisa is said to have met her musician boyfriend, Al, through friends in 2014, but little else is known about him.

And this was when her feelings started to change about becoming a mother.

After revealing her relationship to the world, she said: “I’ve always said because of my mum and the cancer gene, I was very reluctant to have a child…over the last three years, I feel that I have met the right person and the person who I would want to be the father of my child.”

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