Megan Barton Hanson has revealed she felt ‘pressure’ to have a family before the UK’s first lockdown.
The Love Island star, 26, spoke candidly on Tuesday about how societal expectations made her think ‘time was ticking’ on having a brood of her own.
Megan, who is proudly bisexual, claimed that while she feels it’s important for people to be open about when they are feeling lonely while in lockdown, but claimed her own experience of it helped her learn to ‘enjoy her own company.’
‘You think your time is ticking’: Megan Barton Hanson admitted in an interview on Tuesday she felt ‘pressure’ to have a family before the lockdown but has learned to ‘enjoy her own company’
Speaking to The Sun, she said: ‘I think before the first initial lockdown I was kind of in a hurry to be with someone and have children.
‘I feel like every woman – because of society – has this pressure to be with someone, have a partner and you think your time is ticking to have a baby.’
Adding how she feels ‘lucky’ to be financially stable and have a good career during the global pandemic, she went on: ‘Since the first lockdown I’ve got to know myself more and enjoy my own company… it’s really taking the pressure off.’
Thoughts: The Love Island star claimed societal expectations made her think ‘time was ticking’ on having a brood of her own, saying she was ‘in a hurry to be with someone and have children’
Candid: The UK’s lockdown helped to ease that feeling, as she said: ‘Since the first lockdown I’ve got to know myself more and enjoy my own company… it’s really taking the pressure off’
Megan had a high-profile relationship with fellow Love Islander, Wes Nelson, after meeting on the show, in addition to an on-off relationship with songwriter, Chelcee Grimes.
She also dated TOWIE star Demi Sims for a short time after they met on the dating show Celebs Go Dating in 2019, and she most recently dated millionaire Harry Fenner who she broke up with after discovering he was already married.
On Saturday, Megan claimed she is going to start dressing like a nun after growing concerned that she only attracts men as a ‘trophy girlfriend.’
Famous ex: Megan had a high-profile relationship with fellow Love Islander, Wes Nelson, after meeting on the show (pictured)
Honest: Megan previously dated Chelcee Grimes (pictured), as well as TOWIE’s Demi Sims, and she recently admitted she was ‘looking for love now’ as she has ‘had enough dates’
The reality star discussed about how she has lost the desire for a quick fling, and hopes to settle down in the near future.
She said to The Sun: ‘I’ve never been angelic but I’m going to start dressing like a nun in the New Year.
‘I’m looking for love now. I feel like at my age I’ve had enough dates, enough partners and enough of seeing different people, I’m not about wasting time’.
The reality star has her other work commitments to keep her busy, as it was recently reported that she makes up to £800,000 a month on OnlyFans.
The subscription based platform allows it’s creators to upload X-rated footage or exclusive content to paying followers.
Despite suggesting that she will dress like a nun, Megan hinted that she will ‘save all the naughtiness’ for her OnlyFans account.
Looking to the future: On Saturday, Megan claimed she is going to start dressing like a nun after growing concerned that she only attracts men as a ‘trophy girlfriend’