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The Wiggles star Caterina Mete discusses her IVF journey

She's pregnant with twin daughters.

Caterina Mete, who was named a Red Wiggle in 2021, recently shared the exciting news that she is pregnant with twin daughters!

The babies are due in July 2024, following a “challenging IVF journey”. 

Now, Caterina, 43, has further discussed her pregnancy journey during her appearance on Stellar’s podcast Something To Talk About.

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The Wiggles star began egg-freezing when she was 37 after her friend had questioned whether it was something she had ever considered. 

“The first egg retrieval, they managed to retrieve seven eggs, and I did it the next year and they only got one, and then I did it the following year and they got two,” Caterina said on the podcast.

“Then, during Covid, as hard as it was for everybody, it was a time to reassess your life and see what you wanted to do. I was like, I think I’m ready to have children.”

When the soon-to-be mother announced her pregnancy in February 2024, she shared a video on The Wiggles’ official YouTube channel, revealing it was made possible thanks to an anonymous donor provided by her fertility clinic.

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Caterina has revealed she wishes she started egg-freezing earlier. (Credit: Instagram)

“I am immensely grateful for the incredible team at my fertility clinic and the technology that has made this possible,” she said. 

“Becoming a mother has always been a dream of mine. I feel overwhelmingly blessed to share that I am expecting two beautiful little miracles.

“This journey has been challenging but filled with so much love and support.

“I can’t wait to meet my twin girls and embark on this exciting new chapter of my life. I’d also like to thank everyone at The Wiggles for their unwavering support.”

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The twins are due in July 2024! (Credit: Instagram)

Caterina also shared the news on Instagram, captioning the post, “I’m so excited for the adventure ahead, and I can’t wait to be a mum.”

“I look forward to sharing more with you as I continue on this incredible journey.”

The Wiggles were “overjoyed” for Caterina and said: “We are filled with pride as we prepare to welcome two new beautiful members to The Wiggles’ family.”

“Caterina’s strength, courage, and unwavering optimism have inspired us all. We cannot wait to meet her twin girls and watch her embrace the joys of motherhood.”

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Everyone is super happy for her. (Credit: Instagram)

Friends of Caterina took to the comments section to congratulate her.

Matildas star Katrina Gorry wrote, “Got tears in my eyes. Congratulations🤍🤍.”

John Pearce, member of The Wiggles penned, “Congratulations Caterina! Hearing about your pregnancy has brought so much joy to us all. You’re going to bring so much love and happiness to your twin girl’s lives. Looking forward to the beautiful songs we’ll sing and dance to with the newest Wiggles! 💜”

“Congratulations Caterina, on your beautiful news! Looks like there will be a couple more red Wiggles to join us all! Can’t wait to meet them! ❤️❤️,” wrote Simon Pryce, another fellow Wiggle. 

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She played Dorothy the Dinosaur in Top of the Tots, Cold Spaghetti Western, Santa’s Rockin’! and LIVE Hot Potatoes! (Credit: Instagram)

Caterina has been part of the children’s entertainment group for over 20 years when she joined as Dorothy the Dinosaur in 2003. As of 2021, she remains one of the voice and suit actresses for Dorothy.

She will continue recording and performing with The Wiggles until later this year when she goes on maternity leave. 

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