Before welcoming her two children, Julia Louis-Dreyfus experienced an “emotionally devastating” miscarriage.
The loss occurred “quite late in” the “Veep” alum’s first pregnancy at age 28, she recalled on Tuesday’s episode of her “Wiser Than Me” podcast.
The actress was “insanely happy” before the miscarriage, noting that she felt “very fertile [and] very girly” when she and her husband Brad Hall got pregnant “easily”.
Not only was the loss itself a “complete nightmare”, but Louis-Dreyfus had to be hospitalized when she developed an infection.
The comedian, 62, was “bedridden” when she returned home, and her mother, Judith Bowles, subsequently flew in to care for her.
Although Louis-Dreyfus was not allowed to eat the “cozy chili” his mother made, “making it was so comforting and cozy” that the meal remains one of his “best memories.”
The “Seinfeld” alum was 31 when she and Hall, 65, welcomed their eldest son, Henry, now 30, in 1992. Charlie, 25, was born five years later.
The latter has followed in his mother’s acting footsteps, most recently playing a character named Andrew in season 2 of “Sex Lives of College Girls.”
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Louis-Dreyfus hilariously reacted to his son’s “very risqué” scenes in January after watching the HBO series.
“I was fucking a girl in the library and I thought she was dynamite,” the Emmy winner said, calling the actor “great” and “adorable.”
Charlie graduated from Northwestern University before the role. Henry, for his part, attended Wesleyan University.
Louis-Dreyfus and Hall, who are now empty nesters, have been married since June 1987.
The Golden Globe winner told Craig Ferguson in 2013 that she “knew almost immediately” that the filmmaker was The One when they met.