Lisa Ling won’t give up on her baby dream after suffering a devastating miscarriage in 2010.
The Our America host, 38, feels inspired by pals Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who are expecting their first child via surrogate this summer.
Not only has the reality TV couple endured years of fertility treatments, but they also suffered a miscarriage documented on their Style Network show Giuliana and Bill.
Turns out, Lisa’s husband oncologist Dr. Paul Song helped Giuliana through her shocking breast cancer battle that began last year.
“Giuliana and Bill are dear friends,” Lisa tells me during the Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener launch in NYC. “I could not be happier for them! This is something that they’ve been wanting for so long, and they’re going to have an incredibly beautiful child in such a deep way because they’re lovely people.”
For Lisa and Paul, starting a family of their own is next on the to-do list.
“We’re definitely going to try to have a kid,” she says. “If we continue to be unsuccessful, we both feel very strongly about adopting. There are so many kids in the world that need homes, and I think we could provide one with a lot of love.”
What’s her family plan?
“I think I could be happy with one child, and my husband and I definitely would like to adopt as well. In a perfect world, that’s what I would like to do.”
Of course, having a doctor for a husband has been helpful.
“It’s great! I’m constantly asking about different ailments. It’s wonderful to have him as a husband and as a medical resource.”
What advice would she give those who suffer a miscarriage?
“Try to talk to people about it,” she says. “Because women really hold so much inside of them and think that in some cases it’s their fault or they did something wrong. The more you actually engage people, you find that it’s so much more common than you think. Having people with whom you can discuss things is really helpful.”
Lisa was on hand for the launch of Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener. The new 100% natural sweetener, available in stores next month, is made from the goodness of real fruit — monk fruit extract. And catch her on Our America With Lisa Ling, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.