Julia Louis-Dreyfus Opens Up About ‘Emotionally Devastating’ Miscarriage Before Welcoming Sons

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Emmy-winning actress, opened up about her “emotionally devastating” miscarriage before the birth of her two sons on her “Wiser Than Me” podcast. Louis-Dreyfus revealed that the loss occurred “quite late in” her first pregnancy when she was 28. Before the miscarriage, she felt “crazy happy” and believed that she was “very fertile [and] very womanly.” Instead, the experience was a “complete nightmare,” The actress had to be hospitalized due to an infection.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Opens Up About 'Emotionally Devastating'

After returning home, Louis-Dreyfus was “bedridden,” Her mother, Judith Bowles, flew out to care for her. Although the actress wasn’t allowed to eat the chili her mother made, the “making of it was so comforting and so embracing” that the meal remains one of her “greatest memories.”

Louis-Dreyfus and her husband, Brad Hall, welcomed their eldest son, Henry, in 1992 when she was 31. Charlie, their second son, was born five years later. Charlie, now 25 years old, has followed in his mother’s acting footsteps and recently starred as Andrew in Season 2 of “Sex Lives of College Girls.”

Louis-Dreyfus hilariously reacted to her son’s “very racy” scenes in the series, calling him “great” and “adorable.” Henry attended Wesleyan University, while Charlie graduated from Northwestern University before his role in the show.

Louis-Dreyfus and Hall, now empty nesters, have been married since June 1987, and in a 2013 interview with Craig Ferguson, the Golden Globe winner said that she “knew almost immediately” that Hall was the one for her when they first met.