‘My husband was completely unaware of what was going on.’ Lorraine Kelly discusses her “terrible” health problems.
LORRAINE KELLY described the “terrible” months she spent suffering from worry and low moods before being diagnosed with menopause.
Lorraine Kelly, 61, talked about her perimenopause and how her 29-year-old husband, Steve Smith, supported her through it all. The hormopnal alteration, commonly known as The Change, caused the presenter to experience uncommon anxiety and bad moods, which she described as “awful.”
My husband was completely unaware of what was going on!
Lorraine Kelly is a well-known actress.
Lorraine acknowledged in a new interview that she “totally lost herself.”
She recalls, “It was just horrific.”
“My husband was completely unaware of what was going on!
“’What can I do, how can I help?’ he said.
“He was the one who told me, ‘You need to seek some help.’”
Following his advise, she consulted Hilary Jones, ITV’s resident doctor, who said it may be her hormones preparing for menopause.
He directed his friend to menopausal expert Dr Louise Newson, who, together with other professionals and celebrities like Davina McCall, has helped to break the taboo around menopause.
The Change was rarely mentioned in 2013 when Lorraine’s symptoms began because of the stigma attached to it.
“We correctly talk about women going through the menopause – but partners go through it as well, and I don’t think we talk about it enough,” Lorraine remarked.
Lorraine continued to gush over her husband and father of their 27-year-old daughter Rosie, praising Steve for encouraging her to seek serious therapy.
Following a long working relationship, the legendary daytime TV personality married the cameraman in 1992.
She looked back on their early days earlier this year, saying that it “took a little of work” before they really hit it off romantically.
Lorraine shouted, “You just don’t know!” while talking to Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast on where she might be today if she had gone to university instead of starting her local newspaper.
“Then I met my husband Steve, who worked as my cameraman for many years.
“It took a year of friendship before I eventually got him, but it was worth it,” she joked.
Lorraine went into greater depth on the process of becoming official, explaining that they had to think things through thoroughly before committing. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”