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Olivia Munn Tearfully Says She Documented Her Son’s Cancer

Olivia Munn speaks emotionally about her battle with breast cancer.

The 43-year-old star sits down Michael Strahan on Thursday’s episode of Good morning America for an in-depth interview about her health journey and her deep desire to expand her family with her partner John Mulaney.

“You never know what’s going on in someone’s life,” she says. “In private, people struggle with things you would never know.”

Munn first announced her shocking cancer diagnosis in March. As part of her ongoing treatment, Munn underwent a double mastectomy just 30 days after the initial diagnosis and was in medical menopause. She has since undergone a hysterectomy and an oophorectomy, which are procedures to surgically remove her uterus and ovaries.

Munn previously underwent egg retrieval in hopes of eventually having another child. She and Mulaney are already parents to a two-year-old son, Malcolm.

John Mulaney and Olivia MunnStefanie Keenan/VF24/WireImage for Vanity Fair

When asked what was the first thing that came to her mind when she was told she had cancer, Munn replies, “Honestly, all I thought about was my baby.”

She also says through tears that she made an effort to document much of her experience to pass on to her child in case her treatment was unsuccessful.

“If I don’t make it, I want my son, when he gets older, to know that I fought to be here,” she admits. “That I did my best.”

Looking to the future, Munn expresses her hope of giving Malcolm a sibling.

“John and I talked about it for a long time,” she says. “We realized we weren’t done growing our family yet.”

But the process wasn’t entirely easy.

“Right after the mastectomy, I had an egg retrieval procedure, and it’s a scary process because I have a cancer that feeds on hormones, so I knew there was a risk,” she recalls. “Our doctor said, ‘Look, we’ll get you one and then we’ll call it.’ And then our doctor called and said, “Hey, so we have the results back. They’re two healthy embryos.” And I, I mean, we both just started crying.

She adds, “We’re just really hoping that having another baby works out for us.”

Olivia MunnJason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Munn says she will continue her cancer treatment with a drug that prevents cancer-causing hormones from forming in her body. But she is exhausted.

“It’s so tiring,” she says. “These medications are so tiring and I know I will stay aggressive, I know I will. … It feels uninterrupted because it is uninterrupted.”

As for what she’s learned about herself, Munn explains that she’s “a lot braver than I thought.”

Most importantly, their priorities have become crystal clear.

“The most important thing for me in life is my family,” she says. “Everything else can disappear. I don’t have my career, I don’t have my body the way it looked before, but as long as the people I love and care about are who they are and are healthy and successful, nothing else matters.”

AND spoke to Munn While pregnant in 2021, she shared that she was looking forward to becoming a mother and welcoming a baby into the world with her then-partner of less than a year.

“I’m just excited to meet someone and bring a little person into the world,” Munn said at the time.


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