"Dancing With the Stars" competitor Chrishell Stause is opening up about her fertility.
The "Selling Sunset" star, who split from "This Is Us" actor Justin Hartley last year, told People magazine she was was approached to do "DWTS" when she was in the middle of the egg freezing process, which meant giving herself hormone injections as she learned the tango.
The retrieval procedure was done a few days before the show's Sept. 14 premiere, she added.
“I definitely had a different idea for where I would be at this age and stage in my life,″ Stause told the magazine. “There’s a family aspect that I’m missing that I hope is still a possibility for me."
Egg freezing is a method which can help to preserve a woman's fertility, according to the Mayo Clinic. During the process, eggs are harvested from a patient's ovaries and frozen for use at a later time through in vitro fertilization. Stause, who is competing on the ABC series alongside pro Gleb Savchenko, joked that the experience might be to blame for her "less than stellar tango."
″Just kidding — I will always suck at the tango," she added.
Stause, 39, and Hartley, 43, married in 2017 after several years of dating. Last year, the actor filed for divorce, which Stause said in "Selling Sunset" came as a shock to her. Now, however, she's trying to find the positive in the situation.
“Everything happens for a reason,″ she said. ″I’m grateful for the twists and the turns, as painful as they’ve been."