Tamron Hall says she kept her pregnancy at 48 a secret because she was ‘terrified’

Tamron Hall, who surprised fans when she announced she was 32 weeks pregnant with her first child in March, has opened up about why she kept her pregnancy a secret for so long.

And it’s for reasons that many women could relate to.

The former NBC “Today” host, 48, told People in an exclusive interview for its June cover story that the thought of publicly announcing her pregnancy “terrified” her for multiple reasons.

“I was terrified I would lose this baby and I would have to go back and tell everyone that now it was bad news, and after this pregnancy had gone so far,” the broadcast journalist and TV host said.

She added: “I just wasn’t mentally prepared to deal with that. … That’s why I waited. And trust me – if I could’ve gone the whole way to delivery, I would’ve.”

She explained her reasoning for this: “I was high-risk, not just because of my age, but there were other medical factors too.”

Hall also revealed that she looked into fertility treatments in her 30s, which failed, and had an “eye-opening” experience when she tried again in her 40s.

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TODAY — Pictured: (l-r) Sheinelle Jones, Tamron Hall, Carson Daly and Dylan Dreyer appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show

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Moderator/TV personality Tamron Hall attends The 2nd Annual Paleyfest New York Presents: ‘The Walking Dead’ at Paley Center For Media on October 11, 2014 in New York, New York.

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Media personality Tamron Hall poses for a photo on the red carpet at the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.

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South Korean singer Psy laughs with Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall as Matt Lauer dances following a performance by the singer on NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Center in New York May 3, 2013.

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Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show

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Tamron Hall appears to promote ‘Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates’ during the AOL BUILD Series at AOL HQ on August 1, 2016 in New York City.

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BRAG President Gail Monroe Perry, Estee Lauder Sr. VP, Local Cultural Relevancy Susan Akaad, and TV personality Tamron Hall attend the BRAG 42nd annual Scholarship and Awards gala at Pier 60 on October 19, 2012 in New York City.

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TODAY — Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly and Tamron Hall appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show

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Tamron Hall and Al Sharpton attend Rev. Al Sharpton’s Private Birthday Celebration at The Grand Havana Room on October 4, 2013 in New York City.

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TODAY — Pictured: (l-r) Willie Geist, Mary Sue Milken, Susan Feniger and Tamron Hall appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show

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Tamron Hall attends Safe Horizon’s 2014 Champion Awards at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 30, 2014 in New York City.

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TODAY — Pictured: (l-r) Tamron Hall, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist, Kathie Lee Gifford and Natalie Morales appear on NBC News’ ‘Today’ show

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MSNBC Anchor Tamron Hall attends MSNBC’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner after- party at the Historical Society of Washington, DC on June 19, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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Nancy Gibbs, Kirsten Gillibrand, Linda McMahon, Tamron Hall, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Kristen Van Ogtrop attend the TIME and Real Simple’s Women Success event at the Park Hyatt on October 1, 2014 in New York City.

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TV news correspondent Tamron Hall attends The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Dress Collection 2016 at Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 11, 2016 in New York City.

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Billy Bush and Tamron Hall attend Us Weekly’s Most Stylish New Yorkers 2016 at Vandal on September 13, 2016 in New York City.

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Tamron Hall attends AOL Build Speaker Series to discuss ‘Guns on Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates’ at AOL HQ on August 1, 2016 in New York City.

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Today Show Anchor Tamron Hall speaks at the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration 2016 Arrivals on November 16, 2016 in New York City.

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Hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall dress as Saturday Night Live characters’ “the Spartan Cheerleaders” during NBC’s “Today” show’s “Halloween Boo-Nanza” in New York October 31, 2014.

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Tamron Hall of MSNBC and Jonathan Todd Capehart arrive for a State Dinner honoring Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House in Washington October 18, 2016.

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“I knew that the clock was not on my side,” Hall admitted, noting that seeing other women in the waiting room at the fertility clinic reminded her that she wasn’t alone, but that the realization made her more “sad” than “empowered.”

It seems like the past for few years for Hall have been an emotional rollercoaster. In early 2017 Hall and NBC announced her departure from “Today” after news broke that Megyn Kelly would be taking her time slot later that year. Although NBC would eventually cancel “Megyn Kelly Today” in October 2018 after her on-air defense of the use of blackface in Halloween costumes, Hall remembers the pain of losing her job.

She told People that she cried after she left the talk show due to “the reality of fear.”

Yet, Hall explained to the magazine that because she was no longer consumed by the competitive nature of job, she was able to find love with music executive Steven Greener, who she had known for years, but only began dating after she left NBC.

“The fear factor of ‘What’s going on with my spot? Am I going to keep this job?’ fell away, and I could really see Steven,” Hall said.

The couple got married but kept their relationship private — as well as her journey into motherhood.

Hall explained that although she had found love, trying to figure out where her career would go while trying to conceive was an incredibly frustrating experience. At the time, she said she felt “rejected” and was doing everything wrong, but “Somehow, like Rocky, I kept getting up.”

In September 2018, Hall and ABC Owned Television Stations Group announced a partnership to launch her own syndicated Disney talk show, which will premiere Sept. 9.

And in April, Hall announced the surprise birth of her son, Moses.

“Two and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building,” Hall recalled to People, “I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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