While reading about Monica Bellucci’s Vanity Fair pictorial, I came across a piece of news talking about Monica Cruz’s pregnancy. Wait, what? When did that happen? While everyone and their dog speculated over Penelope Cruz being pregnant again (a while back, it’s true, but still), her younger sister, Monica Cruz really is pregnant. Almost six months along.
And no, there’s no father in this picture. Monica Cruz confessed she used artificial insemination to bring her lifelong dream to life: motherhood. While I can’t stop from starring at Monica’s picture, admiring her beautiful pregnant body in total denim look, I have to ask: what do you think of her decision, to bring a child into the world via artificial insemination?
Not much really. Monica is 36. The uterus clock ticks on and on, faster and faster…..
Apparently she couldn’t make it happen in a relationship so she made this choice. And why not? This baby is a real choice and very welcome and shall be loved. And that’s the most important thing for a child. :)
I partially agree with you Appollonia.Her body her choices.
But wasnt you who said some time ago that a child need BOTH parents ? Forgive me if I am wrong.
I remember in what context I said that. In the case of too old parents. Right? I still stick to what I said about too old parents.
This is a woman in the prime of her life. Still young enough to become a mother but that will change pretty soon. Most women (girls) do desire to become mother at a certain point in their life. I assume she was at that point in her life.
It’s not just about her body; it’s also about her life and her future child.
I have nothing against artificial insemination when someone is young enough and is able to bring up a child.
I meant when a commenter here told he/she was adopting?? or perhaps wasnt you.. you changed your names here,no ?
Yes, i totally respect your opinion , i agree on the topic of insemination.
In Monica s case it made me curious to think a beautiful/talented/famous woman like her didnt find a “more convencional ” way to the motherhood. is that judmental from me ??
ana, it can’t be me. I have also never ever wrote anything against adoption. On the contrary. Even not if it is single mother like Charlize Theron. Same age I believe.
No, you are not judgemental. It’s only natural to wonder. How often do we see this happen? Too often for my taste. See all these women like her without children….It did cross my mind as well. So that’s why applaud her choice since there’s this possibility.
Yes, I changed my name but I won’t do it again. Seriously although I can imagine you have your doubts.
This was the screen name I used when I ‘met’ our editor Kpriss somewhere on a fashion forum :)
you’re both talking about the ticking clock: this really worries me lately. I keep hearing about friends, friends of friends and so forth who are having a really hard time conceiving. Naturally. It’s scares me to think that we’re losing our natural God Given gift of life.
What’s happening? :(
What is happening is age, stress, diet, genetics and life Kpriss.
Getting pregnant was never easy.
If it were then say Catherine of Aragon King Henry the VII’s first wife would have had many children and not just Mary. And the same goes for KIng Henry’s second wife Anne Boleyn. Both women miscarried and had very hard times conceiving. (Please indulge my examples I am a bit of Henry the VII buff, and I have been since I was 7 years old). I use them as examples because of the time that they lived in was ” environmentally chemical free” per se.
I do not think that we are losing the God Given gift of life but life changes and things evolve. Every woman and circumstance is varied.
Congratulations to Monica on her life choice. : )
I am sorry it should be Henry the VIII not Henry the VII. : )
But what I read so far doesnt say anything about she having problems with her body.
It seems she didnt find the ideal man for her.
Oh, I see! Ellington, on the contrary my dear friend ;) , your examples are excellently chosen to proven the point in case! Thank you – I had no idea!
But then again, one might argue that, at the time, though chemical – free and all, the medical science wasn’t as evolved as it is today and, maybe some bad things could’ve been avoided through simple, well placed measures… just saying.
So if what ana is saying is correct – and was also what I understood happened in Monica’s case – between not finding the ideal man and choosing a randomly anonymous (I have my doubts about that anonymous stuff), the latter is better? How?
Not if what ana is saying….I thought everyone understood that what ana said is the case here!! That’s why I replied like I did.
Ellington, it has also been written that it were not just the wives but Henry’s bad seed.
I know that Appollonia about Henry the VIII. : ) HIs seed was not ‘bad” per se but he did have some performance issues. But that is NEVER the King’s fault. ; )
Basically the crux of what I was saying that it is never easy for women to get pregnant especially if they really are trying to. Every woman has different health issues to deal with and men have them as well.
If a person needs help via artificial insemination, surrogate, or adoption then that is wonderful. As long as they are happy, want to be parents and are good people. As I said before congratulations to Monica on her life choice. : )
She runs a blog en “El Pais ” the spanish most read newspaper. There she states ; “I always had it clearly that i wouldnt wait for the ideal man to be the father of my son, just in case that he ( the ideal man) show up too late I decided to go for artificial insemination”.
You can read it here ( and if you use Google Chrome you get a good translation to english )
Besides that, she had 2 or 3 bad experiences in relationships in the short past. One of them clearly was gay (actor) and was using her as a “trampolin” for his career. She couldnt see it because she was deeply in love with him.
That is so sad Ana. :(
For her to have her heart broken and to be used that way, some people have no kindness within them and so self-involved. :(
Well I am very happy for her and may she and her child have a loving time together! : )
hi Ellington .. yes, me too.. .but broken hearts sometimes translate into wonderful works of art… Remember one of Adele s song was about that too: her then boyfriend left her for a boy…
So in fact we’re back now to the first and my original reply. All good then? ;) :P
That last sentence was rude towards Monica….I rather have a tooth ache than a broken heart, tell me all about it……I was somewhat distracted by Henry VIII……
I understood immediately why she made this choice. I wish her joy and happiness.
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