"At 16, I thought, ‘By the time I’m 24, I’ll be married with kids,'" the 29-year-old told the outlet. "And then I was 24 and I was like, ‘Remember when I said I would be married with kids by now?'"
Due to the American Horror Story star’s crazy schedule, it wasn’t easy for her to set aside time to start a family — and she wasn't sure she'd be able to get pregnant quickly either. A few years ago, Roberts learned that she had endometriosis. "I was told, ‘You should probably freeze your eggs or look into other options,'" she said.
The Nickelodeon alum did end up freezing her eggs, which she said was “a difficult process,” but felt like she wasn’t in a good head space. "When I found out about my fertility, I was kind of stunned," she explained. "It felt so permanent, and oddly, I felt like I had done something wrong."
The blonde beauty ended up talking with other women who were experiencing the same types of issues, which made her feel better. "I was so grateful to find out I was not alone in this," she said. “I hadn’t done anything ‘wrong’ after all.”
The actress announced the news via Instagram in August because she knows "things can go wrong when you’re pregnant."
"So I kept it to myself, my family, and my partner, not wanting to make grand plans if it wasn’t going to work out," she said. "This pregnancy made me realize that the only plan you can have is that there is no plan."
On Wednesday, November 11, Roberts posted the stunning snaps on social media. "✨So excited to share this with you guys! Thank you @cosmopolitan for having me as your first pregnant cover ? words by the incredible @smdanler & photos by the ever talented @sashasamsonova ✨," she wrote.
As for how Roberts is doing during this time, she revealed she is "hungry and tired."
"Food and sleep do not abide by the normal laws when you’re pregnant," she said. "But I’m healthy, which is the thing I’m most grateful for. To see my body change inside and out so drastically has been a wild experience. Surprising and beautiful. Then again, some days I feel like I’m being hijacked by something."