Lolo Jones just wants to find the man of her dreams to marry her and to have a family.
The Olympian, who turns 40 today revealed in an emotional Instagram video this week that she is undergoing the process to freeze her eggs via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
“I really want a family,” Jones says in the video, through tears. “I’ve waited for my husband for so many years, and I’m just getting mad. And I’m about to turn 40. There’s a lot of stress on me right now.”
The montage of video clips show Jones at medical appointments. After getting the happy news that she is a good candidate for IVF, Jones tells the camera, “Blood work came back normal, hormone levels are normal, so we’re gonna proceed with the process of building these eggs!”
In the caption of her video, Jones wrote that she was “terrified” about the process: “15 days before I turned 40. nothing has scared me more than feeling like I’m running out of time to have a family.”
“I originally wanted to freeze my eggs when I was in my early 30’s. I just kept thinking I will meet my husband and things will all work out,” she continued. “Well here I am almost 10 years later and it hasn’t. With my anxiety increasing daily to know if I could even have kids, I worked Frame Fertility who set me up with @neil.chappell.ivfmd and @fertilityanswers.”
Jones — who won the two-women bobsled world championship in February 2021 — has also previously opened up about how, due to her faith, it’s important for her to remain a virgin until she gets married.