Marilyn Monroe reportedly had 3 miscarriages when she was married to her third husband, Arthur Miller. According to Netflix's Blonde, ectopic pregnancy was the primary reason she was unable to give birth to any children. However, some people believe that she had abortions as she never wanted a baby. Well, that's not true. She always wanted a child of her own.
The Netflix movie about Marilyn Monroe titled Blonde, directed by Andrew Dominik and based on Joyce Carol Oates' book of the same name, has finally arrived on the streaming platform. The film, starring Ana de Armas as the late actress, is expected to be one of the more visceral and intimate depictions of her life and career.
Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, appeared in almost 30 films before her untimely and enigmatic death in 1962, and she has remained a staple of classic American cinema ever since. Along with de Armas, Adrien Brody plays "The Playwright" assumedly Arthur Miller, Bobby Cannavale plays "The Ex-Athlete" (Joe DiMaggio), and Julianne Nicholson plays Monroe's mother.
Director Andrew Dominik told Netflix's Queue that, while the film will include memorable moments from Marilyn Monroe's life, such as her glitzy red-carpet premieres and the making of great films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the main focus will be on how the actress suffered from an enormous amount of pain that followed her throughout her career.
To this day, there remains an unrivaled infatuation with Marilyn Monroe because she was one of those remarkable individuals who redefined what it meant to be an icon. While Marilyn sincerely desired to start her own family but was unable to do so, according to Netflix's 2022 series, she was pregnant at least three times with author Arthur Miller. As a result, many people have been curious about her personal life and wondered if she had really gone through a miscarriage.
Marilyn Monroe Reportedly Had Three Miscarriages During Her Marriage to Her Third Husband: Did She Ever Have a Baby/Children? Did She Do an Abortion? What Is Ectopic Pregnancy? Blonde Update!
Undoubtedly, Marilyn Monroe is known worldwide as an s*x symbol, but she is also one of the most successful women in the entertainment industry and was a wonderfully complicated woman, as shown in Netflix's Blonde. She did have miscarriages thrice in her life, however, it's not the same as shown in the Netflix movie.
There has never been any proof to support the rumors that the actress did the medical procedure several times to keep her career or that an unsafe miscarriage later contributed to her inability to hold a pregnancy. The truth is that she had endometriosis, a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the interior of a uterus grows outside, which can disrupt one's hormonal balance and lead to infertility.
Discussing the Hollywood star's failed pregnancies, Marilyn Monroe reportedly got pregnant three times while she was married to her third husband, Arthur Miller, but was unable to carry any of them to term.
Marilyn had her first miscarriage in September 1956, her second due to an ectopic pregnancy in August 1957, and her third in December 1958, which broke her heart. Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus.
She was apparently eager to begin a new chapter of her life with her love because she had never really had her own family, so the loss of it impacted her in ways we can't even begin to comprehend.
Marilyn was continually haunted by the soul of her innocent, unborn baby in the Netflix movies and it's very possible the real-life actress felt similarly due to the miscarriages. She couldn't change anything, but its terrible impact remained — and the fact that she appeared to blame herself and her substance abuse for her final miscarriage didn't help either.
According to Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, she discussed having her tubes tied early in her career but quickly determined against it in order to have the potential of delivering children in the future. This Donald Spoto 1993 book supports the previous sentiment by quoting her gynecologist, Dr. Leon Krohn, as saying,
The rumors of her multiple abortions are ridiculous. She never had even one
It's interesting to note that Marilyn's investigation after her death in August 1962 reportedly discovered no trace of this miscarriage, only operations for her endometriosis were found.
Whatever the situation, Marilyn Monroe was never the same after losing the pregnancies, especially since she had stopped seeing her psychiatrist and didn't have any children of her own. Her previous marriages to James Dougherty (1942-1946) and Joe DiMaggio (1954-1955) — or any of her earlier relationships — allegedly did not result in her reproducing either.
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