As one of the world’s great sex symbols, Sophia Loren has always been known for her stunning beauty and talent on the big screen. But there’s another side to the Italian icon that many people may not be aware of: her incredible strength and resilience in the face of heartbreak.
At the age of 29, Loren’s desire to have children had become an obsession. She loved children and would often befriend the child actors on her movie sets, staying in touch with them long after filming had ended. But as a first-time mother at 29, she was considered old by the standards of the time, and she wondered if it would ever happen.
After experiencing some pregnancy-like symptoms, Loren went to the doctor and was disappointed to find out that she wasn’t pregnant. But a supposed expert from Rome arrived with a tiny green frog in a leather briefcase. To Loren’s horror, the doctor injected the frog with some of her urine, saying that if the frog died, it meant she was pregnant. The frog didn’t die, and Loren was overjoyed to find out that she was indeed pregnant.
But her joy was short-lived. Loren suffered a miscarriage, one of the saddest and darkest times of her life. She went back to work, feeling gutted and as if the world had been turned off for good. Four years later, Loren got pregnant again while making a movie. This time, she was more prepared and did everything she could to ensure a successful pregnancy. But once again, she suffered a miscarriage.
Despite these heartbreaking losses, Loren didn’t give up. With the help of a renowned expert, she got pregnant for the third time and gave birth to her first child, Carlo Jr. The joy she felt at holding her son in her arms was indescribable, and she was completely overcome with emotion.
Loren went on to have a second son, Edoardo, and her life as a mother brought her a happiness that she had never known before. Her strength and resilience in the face of such heartbreaking losses are a testament to her character and the love she has for her children.
At 88 years old, Sophia Loren is a true icon and an inspiration to us all. Despite the challenges she faced, she never gave up on her dream of becoming a mother, and her beautiful sons are a testament to her strength and determination.