Emily Symons has announced her dream to become a mum in finally coming true. Photo: Getty Images
Beloved Home and Away star Emily Symons has revealed her dream to become a mum is finally coming true as she is 15 weeks pregnant with her first child.
Following a long battle to fall pregnant, the 45-year-old, whose character on the hit show also recently became a mum, is 15 weeks along after undergoing IVF, and is due to welcome her first child with partner, Paul Jackson, in August.
“I very much thought it couldn’t happen and I was too old,” she told The Daily Telegraph.
“I thought it would be impossible but it isn’t. I’d given up really, I thought I had tried every avenue that was available to us. My advice is to not give up if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole process.”
Emily admits she was cautious to announce the news, after a number of failed IVF attempts, and risk factors surrounding her age had left her nervous.
However the star, who has played Marilyn on Home and Away for 25-years, wants others who are going through a similar struggle, to hang on there.
"My advice is to not give up if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the whole process."
After failing to fall pregnant in her 30s, the actress split with husband Lorenzo Smith in 2005, and admitted in an interview in 2012 that she had come to the realisation she may never be a mother.
Emily is has been dating the Sydney radio executive, who has three children from a previous relationship, for two years.
@EmilySymons_ Fantastic news Em! Congratulations! So happy for you! Xo— Luke Mitchell (@LukeMitchell__) February 21, 2015
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