It’s a wonderful day! WWE superstar Carmella was interviewed by Good Morning America, where she announced that she and her husband, Corey Graves, are expecting their first child in November!
Carmella, whose real name is Leah Van Dale, is pregnant after suffering two miscarriages last September and October.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On being pregnant:
“It’s just all been such a whirlwind,” she said. “I think because of my past, it was hard to get excited off the bat about this one, but I was cautiously optimistic. I try to have a good mindset, a positive mindset this time around, and it’s working. So I’m very happy about that.”
“I’ve been nauseous. I’ve been so tired, more tired than I’ve ever been in my life,” she told “GMA.” “But I’ve never been so happy to feel so awful. I’ve been great, I mean mentally. It’s kind of this weird space where I’m excited, but also just a little apprehensive because of the miscarriages. It’s unfortunate that it robs you of the true excitement that should be there.”
Speaking about her initial response to her positive pregnancy test this time around, she added, “After the first [test], I’m like, ‘Oh, are we sure? Are we sure?’ … I mean, I took [additional tests] for weeks just to make sure they still said positive. So it’s really just been such a mind work to get my head around. But the fact that I’m here, I’m on the other side of it, I’m almost out of the first trimester at this point … it’s been quite a journey.”
On her miscarriages:
“When it happened again with the ectopic, I just [felt] like this is so crazy,” she said Monday. “I just thought you get pregnant, you have a baby. Of course, you’ve heard of miscarriage, but I don’t know anyone personally that has gone through it, especially multiple times. So, when I went through it the second time, and it was a health issue for me as well, and not just the fact that I was losing a baby, I mean, my life was on the line … it was just traumatizing and the most devastating thing that I’ve gone through, because you’re not only going through this extreme medical condition, but you’re also going through the loss of your child.”
“I just think that’s important, because especially nowadays with social media, everyone just portrays this perfect image of their lives and their relationships and everything,” she said. “And I just feel like it’s just so phony, and we have to be a little more, you know, authentic, and be a little more cautious about the things that we put out there because it does have an effect on people.”
“It happens to a lot of women, and all you can do is be in it and go through it. Don’t push it down,” she said. “You have to feel the feelings you have to feel … otherwise it’s just going to be this thing you keep stuffing down that eventually will just explode.”
Congratulations to both Carmella and Corey Graves!
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