Andrea Corr reveals she suffered five miscarriages ‘in silence’ as she recalls heartache of trying to start a family with husband Brett Desmond
Andrea Corr has revealed she suffered five miscarriages when she was trying for children with her husband Brett Desmond.
The singer, 45, told the Daily Mail’s You magazine she was eager to become a mother after the couple tied the knot and experienced ‘a lot of suffering in silence’.
She said: ‘Every time, no matter how often it happens, as soon as you discover you’re pregnant, you so quickly go into the mode of hoping and dreaming for this child – and then suddenly it’s all gone.
Interview: Andrea Corr, 45, has revealed she suffered five miscarriages as she tried for children with her husband Brett Desmond (pictured in May 2016)
‘Every time I’d feel so sad for a life that wasn’t there any more and also really frightened that this was it. That I’d always miscarry.’
Andrea, who is mother to Jean, seven, and Brett Jr, five, details the painful time in her new memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage which she insisted is not a ‘pop star’s autobiography’.
Andrea is one fourth of Irish band The Corrs with her older siblings Jim, 55, Sharon, 49 and Caroline, 46, and has sold more than 40million records worldwide.
Known for global hits like Breathless and Runaway, Andrea insisted the band never let fame go to their heads during their heyday in the 1990s.
Admission: The singer told You magazine she was eager to become a mother after the couple married and experienced ‘a lot of suffering in silence’ (pictured with Brett in 2009)
‘The Corrs are an ordinary family that extraordinary things happened to,’ she said.
‘Music just happened to be the thing we did and when we were in the middle of it none of it seemed strange, though obviously it was.
‘It’s hard to be showbizzy when you’re working with family. There’s no opportunity to kick off, or get ideas above your station; you’re all far too intimate with each other to try it on.’
The band, who went on hiatus in 2006 to pursue solo projects and concentrate on their personal lives, came back onto the music scene in 2015 with their record White Light and spoke of their love of touring again.
She said: ‘Every time I’d feel so sad for a life that wasn’t there any more and also really frightened that this was it. That I’d always miscarry’ (pictured in September 2015)
In 2016, sister Sharon Corr shared the ‘extra special feeling’ to be back on tour with her brother and sisters while speaking to MailOnline at the Isle of Wight Festival.
She said: ‘Being on the road is rocking, I love it.’
The siblings welcomed eight children between them during their decade long break, revealing that family life had also helped them grow as musicians.
‘I think we’ve all grown musically,’ she said of the break in the band’s career, adding: ‘And, in the meantime we’ve had eight children between us, so that’s taken up a lot of time of the road.’
The Corrs most recent album Jupiter Calling was released in November 2017 with the band promoting the record with a show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Book: Andrea, who is now mother to Jean, seven, and Brett Jr, five details the painful time in her new memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage