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Shameless actress to try IVF at 48

Tina Malone discusses her plan to become an older mum

Posted: 19 January 2012
by Kimberley Smith
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Tina's not letting her age put her off IVF

Actress Tina Malone, who stars as drug-dealing Mimi Maguire on Channel 4’s hit show Shameless, has revealed her plans to try for a baby.

The 48-year-old, who married personal trainer Paul Chase two years ago, is hoping IVF will help the couple have a child together. Paul, who is 20 years Tina’s junior, has helped her lose a whopping 9st 10lbs since they met at fat camp.

Her weight loss has been a key part of Tina’s preparations for IVF, as being too heavy reduces the chances of success.

“I met Paul when I was huge at fat camp, and I had my gastric band two years this March. I’m a size 12 now, and I was a size 28!”

Tina told Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield about her plans to get pregnant on This Morning, saying, “I start next month, so fingers crossed!

“If it doesn’t happen I have a daughter. My daughter Danielle is an actress in Hollyoaks, and if it doesn’t happen we’ll get another dog! But it would be nice to have a child together.”

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Good luck to Tina Malone and all couples starting their IVF journey. Inherent to this process are inevitable up's and down's. Sometimes the best medicine is a little humor. In this spirit, here is a link to a YouTube humor video I created about my wife and my journey called "What I learned at the Fertility Clinic." Enjoy: http://tinyurl.com/d9vp9cd

Posted: 24/01/2012 at 12:43

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