On his iHeartRadio podcast “How Men Think,” the 36-year-old revealed that the couple decided to start the IVF process last summer. “Knowing she has endometriosis, it could potentially make things challenging in the future to conceive naturally. That was just a looking at the big picture and what we want as a family,” the professional hockey player told People, adding that the America’s Got Talent judge, 30, was a “warrior” through it all.
Aside from starting the IVF journey, the dancer also froze some of her eggs in 2018. “The commitment that she made to us having a family is something I’ll never forget,” Brook added.
“As a husband, I just go into full support mode. Whatever my wife needs, whatever I can do, I’m fighting the smallest portion of the fight with her,” he explained. “There are certain things in my wife’s life that I know she appreciates that help her feel calm and help her feel relaxed, so I double those efforts during that time just to show that I’m there with her and I support her.”
The pair tied the knot in 2017, and have been quite open about their IVF challenge — they’ve received the backing of plenty of people too. “The outpouring has been incredible,” Brooks said. “Text messages from friends that I didn’t even know were considering it, messages on Twitter and Facebook, Instagram, people thanking us for opening up about that. I just hope it helps people.”
“I feel like I’ve found my person. I try and keep the big picture in mind at all points that this is my best friend in the world,” Brooks recently said of his love. “And I believe she does the same for me.” So sweet!
We wish Julianne and Brooks nothing but the best on their road to having a baby!