Rosanna Davison has recalled the heartbreaking moment she told her husband Wes Quirke to leave her during their fertility struggle.
During Síle Seoige’s TG4 documentary Deireadh Tochta, which airs tonight at 9.30pm, the 36-year-old admitted she was in a “dark place” back in 2017, after having multiple miscarriages.
During a chat with Síle, Rosanna says: “Wes had married me obviously because he wanted to marry me, but also because he wanted to have a family with me and I wanted to have a family with him.”
“So I questioned who I was to him as his wife and his partner. There was a point in about 2017 that I said to Wes, ‘If you want to go and find someone else to have a family with, I will totally support that’.
“I was just in such a dark place I suppose that I just thought that it was the right thing to do – to tell him to go free.”
Rosanna explained: “I really believed that my body wasn’t capable of growing a baby, and I would never carry my own child, and I made peace with that.”
“I don’t put everything I am as a human and as a woman on my ability to conceive and procreate.”
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“But I think if you’re born with the biological ability to have a baby and you can’t, it does make you question who you are to the person you love and to your partner.”
After suffering 14 miscarriages over a few years, the couple decided to look into surrogacy – and welcomed their first child, Sophia, via gestational surrogate in November 2019.
Months later, Rosanna and Wes experienced a fertility miracle, as the 36-year-old fell pregnant with twins during the first coronavirus lockdown.
The former Miss World went on to give birth to identical twin boys, named Oscar and Hugo, in November 2020.
Speaking about the moment she found out she was expecting twins, Rosanna told Síle: “He took a scan and he detected a heart beat. And right up there on this big screen in front of me, we saw two foetuses and two beating hearts and he goes ‘Yep, it’s twins.’”
“And you just hear me saying ‘Holy sh*t, holy sh*t, oh my God.'”
Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta airs on TG4 at 9:30pm on Wednesday, April 7th.