Loose Women star opens up about secret heartache
Coleen Nolan has revealed she had a termination when she fell pregnant as a teenager.
The Loose Women host, 44, didn’t want to bring shame on her family or ruin the careers of her siblings’ group The Nolans.
She fell pregnant four weeks after losing her virginity to boyfriend Robin Smith, the band’s keyboard player.
‘Aborting that baby was a terrible thing to go through, and now that I have three children I sometimes think, wistfully, I could have had a 28-year-old child by now,’ Dancing On Ice star Coleen writes in her new autobiography Upfront And Personal.
‘But I could honestly see no alternative. I was barely 16 and had joined my sisters in the group The Nolans.
‘We’d had smash hit singles, sell-out UK and Japanese tours and had this goody-goody Von Trapp image. There was no way the youngest Nolan could be caught up in a baby scandal.’
Coleen is now mum to Shane and Jake with ex-husband Shane Richie, 45, and daughter Ciara, 7, with current husband Ray Fensome.