"Thank you for being on this journey with us," Jason Kennedy tells fans

By Benjamin VanHoose
January 04, 2021 03:45 PM
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Jason Kennedy and wife Lauren Scruggs are beginning their "IVF journey."

In an Instagram video Sunday, the 39-year-old E! host addressed fans from inside his car while he waited with his dog Benny as Scruggs attended a doctor's appointment solo due to pandemic precautions. The pair wed in December 2014.

"Well, it's day 1 of our IVF journey. I'm very excited. Lo's upstairs, Benny's on duty. COVID — can't go upstairs to be with her," he says in the video. "If you don't know what IVF means, it means in vitro fertilization. It's where they take the egg and the sperm and they do a little dance. Could have twins. Could have more than twins. Could have one. Might not even have one. It's a whole thing."

"But it's going to be a good process no matter what, we're committed to believing that. So thank you for being on this journey with us," Kennedy adds.

Scruggs then returned from the appointment, offering an update of the first day. "I had a cyst, which means a follicle that didn't release in the last period, so I have to take birth control for one month to regulate my ovaries." Kennedy ended the video by telling fans they'd give another update in one month.

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The pair have been open about their struggles with starting a family in the past. In a May 2019 Instagram video taken during a hospital visit, Kennedy joked: "In high school, they said 'Don't have sex because you'll get pregnant' — among other reasons — but they never told us how hard it is to get pregnant. God bless, this thing is tricky."

"I promise we're practicing but nothing quite yet," he wrote with the video at the time. "Not stressing it, one day soon, love you Lola."

In June 2019, Scruggs told PeopleTV that they have a "chill" approach to getting pregnant, adding, "The timing is perfect no matter what."

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In a hopeful Instagram post looking ahead to 2021, Scruggs shared a black-and-white photo of herself with her husband, expressing her goals for the new year.

"Let's enter into this next year full of refined hope, greater self awareness, grace for ourselves, and a refreshed desire to be there for others even if they don't think the way we think or feel the way we feel," she wrote.

"Remember your life matters and you are so loved — times of hardship only deepen our story and for me, develop a greater dependance on God who never changes when the circumstances around us may feel out of control."