Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has told of his heartbreak at four failed attempts to become a father with a surrogate mother.
The actor plays Ste Hay on the Channel 4 soap, and has revealed that he and husband Carl Hyland have been trying for a family for 14 months.
The 30-year-old said: “We were hoping to have a baby this year.” he told The Mirror.
“Unfortunately, like anyone who is trying for a baby through IVF – whether they are gay couples or not – it is a lottery.
“The statistics when we first started it were a 70% success rate. We have tried it four times, with the same surrogate mum, and we have fallen into that 30% bracket of it not working.
He added: “But we have not given up the fight and are still continuing. We are going to keep trying until it is successful.”
Even though it’s been difficult, Kieron is adamant that he will continue to try using the same surrogate mother, saying: “Everyone is fit and healthy, yet it’s just not working.
“We won’t look for another mother. It is just one of those things. We won’t stop until we have our baby.”
Hollyoaks airs weeknights on Channel 4.