Sports pundit Alex Scott wants to ‘take away the stigmas’ people put on her and single women in general, especially when it comes to babies and her love life.
The former England football player says she’s ‘loving life right now’ and keen to avoid pressure from others on the choices she makes.
Speaking to Women’s Health, Alex explained that the option of freezing her eggs is ‘still something I go back and forth with’.
The 36-year-old continued: ‘Sometimes, my friends put pressure on me: “Alex, you’re not getting any younger, you need to do this.” But right now, I’m loving life – so why add pressure on myself because other people are saying it’s time now to freeze your eggs?’
The TV star, who took part in 2019’s Strictly Come Dancing, also opened up on how therapy is ‘the most enlightening thing’ she’s ever done in her life and she has no plans to stop.
She explained: ‘Therapy’s helping me, so why am I not going to talk about it [freezing her eggs]? With a woman’s decision to get her eggs frozen – you do it for you, forward- planning, why be ashamed of that? It’s [about] taking away those stigmas that other people put on you.’
When it comes to her relationship status, she feels it strongly too, and has to bat away questions on a regular basis.
‘I get that all the time: “Why are you single?” Like, sorry, do I have to be with someone?!
‘On my days off, all I want to do is hang out with my girlfriends, go out to a theatre show, listen to music, or have a couple of wines. I’m not going to apologise for being single.’
Alex recently shone during the BBC’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she appeared alongside the likes of Clare Balding, and classily hit back at criticism of her East End accent from Lord Digby Jones.
Having been blasted on Twitter by Lord Jones for ‘her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word’, Alex tweeted about her ‘pride’ in her accent writing: ‘It’s me, it’s my journey. My grit.’
She also posted a rallying call to young kids ‘who may not have a certain kind of privilege in life’.
‘Never allow judgments on your class, accent, or appearance hold you back. Use your history to write your story,’ she tweeted. ‘Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone.’
The consummate professional, who recently took over from Dan Walker as the anchor of Football Focus, also seemingly made a little dig live on air during a later show, smiling as she recapped: ‘So far we’ve been runnin’, ridin’, shootin’, scorin’, swimmin’ and puttin’ but we’ve still got a lot of gold to still uncover.’
Read the full Alex Scott interview in the October issue of Women’s Health UK, on sale now.
Credit: Original article published here.