Anne Hathaway felt ‘tormented’ by pregnant women while she struggled to conceive

The actress announced her pregnancy last week

Anne Hathaway has admitted she felt “tormented” by pregnant women during her struggle to conceive.

The Oscar-winning actress revealed she’s expecting her second child last week, but admitted that she’s been through “infertility and conception hell”.

Speaking to the Daily Mail after her pregnancy announcement, Anne explained:  “Each time I was trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going my way, someone else would manage to conceive.”

“I knew intellectually that it didn’t happen just to torment me, but, to be honest, it felt a little bit like it did.”

Explaining why she decided to open up about her fertility struggles, the actress said she wanted to reach out to other women who were going through the same thing.

She said: “When I said to them: ‘This has happened to me, it broke my heart, it broke me,’ so many of them said: ‘It happened to me, too,’ and that was the thing that allowed me to come through it, to feel my pain without having anyone rush in to define it or cure it.”

The Ocean’s Eight star is already mum to a three-year-old son with husband Adam Shulman.