Chris De Burgh, Rosanna Davison’s father, spoke candidly about her “tough” road to motherhood. In an emotional interview on RTÉ’s Today Show the singer spoke about the fertility issues she has had in the past.
“It’s amazing. As you probably know Rosanna’s story with the difficulty of having children.”
It’s been a rocky road to parenthood for her and husband, Wes Quirke. They welcomed their daughter Sophia via surrogacy last November following years of fertility struggles.
After 14 heartbreaking miscarriages, Rosanna believed she’d never carry her own children, but to her delight, fell pregnant with the boys earlier this year. Little Hugo and Oscar were born safe and sound last month.
Rosanna bravely spoke about her struggles at the beginning of this year. Speaking about this her father said; “She was on the Late Late Show in February and she told the world basically that she’d had miscarriages, I believe there were 14 or 15.”
“Which for any woman, even one is absolutely terrible, and I don’t know how she got through that with her husband Wes… She’s a very tough girl, she’s a marvellous girl.”
“She was told that she couldn’t actually bear her own children, which must have been devastating, and then so they went the surrogate route. Their biological baby, who’s absolutely gorgeous, she’s just turned one, Sophia.”
“And then by a miracle that nobody can explain, not even the doctors, we now have two little baby boys.”
Speaking about his gorgeous grandchildren he said; “Sophia has now just turned one and there’s now two little baby brothers to boss around. It’s wonderful. And my wife Diane goes there every day to look after them.”
“I’m into the feeding stage, I used to change the nappies on my three but I haven’t got around to them yet. I’m getting a little emotional here sorry… Oscar and Hugo and they’re absolutely superb.”
“We were on a family holiday last year in Greece during the summer and we were talking about family and all that and suddenly this year we’ve got three babies in the house. It’s wonderful.”