Celebrity baby news does have the potential to give you all the feels — what with the Jenners and the Kardashians getting pregnant at the drop of a hat and so on. But when it comes to our very own local superstar Dato Siti Nurhaliza announcing her own pregnancy, take the warm and fuzzies and times them by about a million. Do you know why?
It has taken her 11 years to get pregnant. Just let that sink in before we get into how the pregnancy was announced.
At around 10PM today, she went live on her Instagram. She held an informal press conference that was attended by media and journalists. After about four minutes of introduction, to be honest, she was keeping everyone on tenterhooks. “Just tell us what it is already!”
For about six minutes she kindly and warmly explained her situation to journalists and to people who had dealt with her management — there was a reason why she was turning down shows and not performing and missing out.
“Selepas 11 years kami bersabar”
The cliffhanger finally came to an end. It was because she finally is four months pregnant!
Alhamdulillah, moga Allah mempermudahkan segalanya dan saya bersyukur segalanya berjalan lancar pada malam ini. Terima kasih di atas doa-doa anda selama ini dan Alhamdulillah, Dimakbulkan Allah pada tahun ke 11 perkahwinan kami. Ini adalah sebahagian daripada petikan kenyataan saya. PERTAMANYA, SETELAH MELALUI FASA DAN TEMPOH TERTENTU, SAYA DAN SUAMI MENCAPAI KATA SEPAKAT UNTUK MENGUMUMKAN KEPADA ANDA SEMUA BAHAWA SAYA SEDANG HAMIL EMPAT BULAN. ALHAMDULILLAH, TIADA KATA YANG DAPAT MENGGAMBARKAN RASA SYUKUR DAN GEMBIRANYA KERANA ALLAH MEMBERIKAN KURNIAAN YANG TERLALU AGUNG INI SELEPAS 11 TAHUN KAMI BERSABAR. INILAH JUGA MENJADI SEBAB UTAMA KENAPA SAYA MEMILIH UNTUK BEREHAT KERANA KANDUNGAN DAN BAYI INI MENJADI KEUTAMAAN SAYA. 2. TUJUAN SAYA MEMBUAT PENGUMUMAN DAN PENJELASAN INI JUGA ADALAH SUPAYA PIHAK YANG BERURUSAN DENGAN PENGURUSAN SAYA, SNP MEMAHAMI KEADAAN SAYA YANG TIDAK DAPAT MEMENUHI SEBARANG UNDANGAN SEJAK BEBERAPA BULAN LALU DAN JUGA UNTUK SUATU TEMPOH PADA MASA DEPAN. SUKA UNTUK SAYA KONGSI RASA SYUKUR DAN GEMBIRA KERANA SAYA MASIH DIBERI MENERIMA UNDANGAN UNTUK MENGADAKAN KONSERT, PERSEMBAHAN, KEMUNCULAN DI TELEVISYEN DAN RADIO SERTA MENJADI JURUCAKAP KEPADA PELBAGAI PRODUK. SAYANG SEKALI, KEBANYAKANNYA TIDAK DAPAT SAYA PENUHI. BAGAIMANAPUN, SAYA JUGA HARUS MELUNASKAN BEBERAPA TUGASAN JUGA SELEPAS INI YANG BERSESUAIAN DENGAN KEADAAN SAYA. 3. SEMOGA DENGAN PENJELASAN SAYA INI, SEGALA TANDA TANYA DAN DESAS DESUS SELAMA INI, TELAH TERJAWAB KERANA SAYA MEMUTUSKAN UNTUK BEREHAT DISEBABKAN OLEH KEHAMILAN SULUNG INI.
She and her husband had been trying for 11 years. Eleven whole years.
What were you doing 11 years ago?
I can’t even remember as far back as three years. Eleven whole years and after all the effort, tears, there is finally triumph.
She explained she went through fertility treatments, and with pure emotion in her voice, she explained this was the umpteenth time, and with the grace of God and Dr Colleen of Alpha Fertility, it was finally time for her and her husband to become parents. She didn’t have any other agenda on turning down shows and work — it was purely to focus on her body and her life.
And after 11 years, this is literal proof that you should never give up hope on whatever it is you wish for.
What happy news! Congratulations to Dato Siti Norhaliza and her husband!