Tamron Hall welcomed son Moses at the end of April, but up until seven weeks before he arrived, Hall kept both her marriage and pregnancy a secret.
“I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too,” the 48-year-old former “Today” co-host told People. “My doctor said, ‘This is your body, your health. You share of your journey what you want to share.’ I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far.”
Hall and husband Steven Greener, a music executive, welcomed their son on April 24. She said she wasn’t “mentally prepared” to deal if she had lost the baby.
“That’s why I waited. And trust me — if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve,” she said.
Hall revealed that she tried fertility treatments in her 30s, but they failed. Now in her late 40s, she was scared to try again but had her husband’s full support.
“I knew that the clock was not on my side,” Hall said. “When I tried in my 30s, I still felt like I had some time, and the fertility clinic felt like a bright room. In my 40s I saw all the gray: The faces looked gray, the walls were gray, nothing seemed shiny and optimistic.”
“Just like with my job search during that time, there were so many frustrations: I’m putting in the work, I’m taking care of my mind and my body and I’m being rejected,” she continued. “I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute. What have I done wrong here?’ Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”
In early March, Hall announced on social media that she had secretly tied the knot and had two months remaining in her pregnancy.
“I’ve wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y’all,” she wrote. “There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles. My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too.”
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