Tagged: Jeff Tietgens


Aisha Tyler, the co-host of ‘The Talk’, revealed her secret that she had been struggling with infertility.  The 42-year-old comedian shared her secret with fellow members of the show, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.   Tyler and her husband Jeff Tietgens have been married for 20 years.  Tyler confessed that they have been trying to conceive a child with the use of IVF process.  She said:

“We went through the process. There are all these shots, they make your body crazy, they make you emotional, they hurt. I was getting shots every day. I wasn’t telling you guys — my husband and I were going through this at home together. He hated giving me the shots, he probably cried more than I did.”

“After going through a lot of procedures and spending a lot of money … the doctor said, ‘Look, based on what we’re seeing here, I just don’t think this is going to happen for you. You really need to think about whether you want to spend all this money and go though all this emotional effort and probably still not get pregnant.”


Tyler was crying when she narrated:

“The hardest part is I really love my husband — he’s such a good person and he would be such a great father. It would be great to see a little him running around.But we just decided it wasn’t worth it to go through that and so we decided to stop.”

“It’s okay because I loved him and I don’t feel like there is anybody missing from our marriage. When you think about this person that you love and you think about  what a wonderful thing it would be to bring another person like that into the world, I think that’s the hardest part about all of it.”

Tyler is considering other options but wants to heal first.  She said, “I love the idea of adoption, but I feel like this is such a fresh wound that I want to let it heal for a while before I think about what we could do.”