Natalie Imbruglia opens up about defying the odds to become a first-time mother in her mid-forties


‘I’ve always managed to do things that are unlikely or improbable’: Natalie Imbruglia, 45, on defying the odds to become a mother to ‘magical’ son Max, seven months

Successful career, friends, a beautiful Cotswolds home… it seems as if Natalie Imbruglia has it all.

But the singer felt something was missing from her life – so she turned to a sperm donor to help make it complete. 

And the Australian has now spoken of her joy at defying the odds by becoming a first-time mother in her mid-forties.

First-time mother: Natalie Imbruglia, 45, said she felt something was missing from her life before she had son Max via IVF last October

Miss Imbruglia, 45, who had son Max via IVF last October, said: ‘I’m used to pushing the laws of probability in terms of what I’ve done in life. I’ve always managed to do things that are unlikely or improbable.’

The former soap star said motherhood is ‘truly magical’ and has filled the void in her life. 

‘Looking back I had lovely friends, had been married, a beautiful home and a career that I was proud of,’ she told Baby magazine.

‘But I’d long been at the point where I knew something was missing and that thing became something I yearned for above anything else’.

Adorable: The Australian singer has now spoken of her joy at defying the odds by becoming a first-time mother in her mid-forties

Adorable: The Australian singer has now spoken of her joy at defying the odds by becoming a first-time mother in her mid-forties

The singer, known for her 1997 hit Torn, said she was ‘bowled over by the well-wishers’ and is trying to ‘savour’ the time with her baby son.

Miss Imbruglia, who divorced Australian rocker Daniel Johns in 2008 after a four-year marriage, announced she was expecting on social media last year, telling fans: ‘No I haven’t swallowed a watermelon. 

‘I’m expecting my first child… I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.’

In February the Australian-British singer revealed how grateful she was after venturing into motherhood in her forties. 

Marking her milestone 45th birthday on Instagram, the Torn hitmaker said: ‘My little Max is by far the best birthday present.’ 

Natalie revealed she was pregnant in July 2019, after undergoing IVF with the help of a sperm donor. She has not publicly disclosed the identity of her child’s father.

Keeping mum: Natalie revealed she was pregnant in July 2019, after undergoing IVF with the help of a sperm donor. She has not publicly disclosed the identity of her child's father

Keeping mum: Natalie revealed she was pregnant in July 2019, after undergoing IVF with the help of a sperm donor. She has not publicly disclosed the identity of her child’s father

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