‘I couldn’t stand up, I was in that much pain.’ Brittany Hockley shares her IVF journey.

Hockley said she is proud to have an award-winning podcast with her co-host Laura Byrne, but there’s been a “constant battle” along the path to public success.

“I’ve never gone to a psychiatric facility, I haven’t been on antidepressants. But I have a real struggle with mental health and feeling very, very low. And there’s definitely been points in my life where I should have been on antidepressants,” she noted.

“I would hate for anyone to look at me from the outside and be jealous of what I have. Because it’s really important that people remember, there’s so much behind the scenes that you don’t see.”

For the best part of a decade, Hockley was single. 

It was a conversation had regularly via her podcast, fans of hers listening intently to her dating stories and journey.

Then she met Swiss footballer, Benjamin Siegrist, who is a goalkeeper for Scottish team Celtic Football Club.

“I did have some really horrific relationships, publicly and privately. I always just thought, when I finally fell in love, it would be that missing little puzzle piece to make my life complete,” she said.

“I figured I wouldn’t stress, I wouldn’t worry about anything else.”

Of course, reality soon hit Hockley like a tonne of bricks. 

Although she and her partner are incredibly happy together, life circumstances still mean hurdles have had to be faced. They both live in different countries, there is an age difference between the two, with Siegrist being five years younger, and Hockley confessed she feels the pressure of her internal fertility clock ticking away.