Alanis Morissette reveals her path to parenthood: 'I had a bunch of miscarriages'
Alanis Morissette revealed a personal story in a new episode of "Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard". (Photo: Sven Hoppe / Image Alliance via Getty Images)
Alanis Morissette opens up some very challenging moments in her past.
The 46-year-old musician, who celebrated the 25th anniversary of her legendary album "Jagged Little Pill" on Saturday, revealed some personal experiences in a Friday episode of "Armchair Expert", a podcast by Dax Shepard, the husband of Kristen Bell. Their conversation was filmed in early May.
Now a mother of three children (sons Ever, 9, and Winter, 10 months, and daughter Onyx, 3), Morissette, who has been married to singer Mario "Souleye" Treadway since 2010, has announced that she has miscarried what means a loss of pregnancy.
"Well, not everything was the ideal situation," Morissette said to Shepard, commenting on the age differences between her children. "I had a number of miscarriages, I had a molar pregnancy. We hunted and just showed up and then surprised and then devastation and all that. ”
Still, Morissette gave hope. "But I mean, I trust," she said. "I have this trustworthy pilot light thing that continues to boil - even when it's raining heavily - it's still flickering - with hope, belief and vision that something works, whatever it is."
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Morissette called herself a "cynical optimist" and said: "I am an optimist who gets depressed and cries, but at the end of the day there is still so little light. The little star of Bethlehem dangles over there. "
It is not the first time that Morissette has learned about her struggle to expand her family. Last year, when she was pregnant with winter, she said to Self: “There were some false starts between Ever and Onyx. I always wanted to have three children and then I had some challenges and miscarriages so I just didn't think it was possible. "
Morissette has previously worked intensively on motherhood, especially breastfeeding. In 2012, the "ironic" singer ABC News announced that she would stop caring for Ever, then almost two whenever he wanted to stop. "I know some children who were naturally weaned at two years old, some children who were naturally weaned a few years later. I mean it's up to every child," she said.
She also admitted, "I am in a privileged position where I can afford the time and pay for the resources that would support this type of lifestyle. This is not possible for many families."
Morissette's first album in eight years, "Such Pretty Forks In The Road", will be released in July.
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