Michelle Bridges apologises for her ‘ignorant and smug’ remarks about being able to get pregnant at age 45 because she’s ‘fit and healthy’
Michelle Bridges has reflected on a past comment she made about mature pregnancies.
In 2015, when she gave birth to her first child Axel at age 45, the personal trainer told Who magazine her ‘good health’ allowed her to fall pregnant at such a late stage in life.
The comments caused some major backlash, with Who readers branding Michelle ‘ignorant’ and ‘smug’.
Setting things straight: Michelle Bridges has reflected on a past comment she made about mature pregnancies that caused controversy back in 2015
The star, now 50, addressed the scandal this week during an interview with The Good Chat with Anita Anabel podcast.
‘I got blasted in the media for saying that,’ she admitted.
‘There was a lot of backlash from people that had said, “I look after myself, I’ve done all of that too!”
‘I get that,’ she continued. ‘So I thought, OK, that was a naive thing to say, Michelle, lesson learned.’
Controversial: In 2015, when she gave birth to her first child Axel at age 45, Michelle told Who magazine that her ‘good health’ is what helped her fall pregnant at such a late stage in life
Michelle has been single for almost two years since her split with longtime partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis in January last year.
And the Celebrity Apprentice star recently told Woman’s Day she is ‘more than content’ being on her own and focusing on her son, Axel, five.
‘He is the only man in my life,’ she said. ‘Without question. I love him to pieces.’
The former Biggest Loser trainer made a similar statement in an interview with TV Week.
Remorse: ‘I thought, OK, that was a naive thing to say, Michelle, lesson learned,’ she said
‘I was getting asked by a lot of people, “Have you gone on a date yet? Have you met someone?” And the answer is nope,’ she insisted.
‘I’m not someone who’s easily offended… but personally, I don’t feel the pressure [to go on dates] because I know that the questions are coming from a good place,’ she added.
Michelle said she was enjoying life with Axel after relocating from Sydney to the NSW Southern Highlands following her break-up.
‘Life for Axel and I is pretty great since moving out of the city. We needed a change,’ she said.
Single: Michelle has been single for almost two years since her split with longtime partner Steve ‘Commando’ Willis in January last year