LeAnn Rimes is reportedly eager to have a baby with her husband Eddie Cibrian, but the couple is allegedly facing difficulty.
In a recent interview Rimes, 30, openly admitted that she is open to using a surrogate and also open to adoption and a source claims this is because the singer and Cibrian, 42, are struggling to conceive naturally.
"LeAnn has been trying to get pregnant since Christmas. She wants a baby with Eddie more than anything," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"She's been to see a bunch of fertility doctors and she's been following their advice — she even gained weight because she was told it would help, but so far nothing is working," the source explained.
The troubled singer is already a stepmother to Cibrian's sons from his previous marriage, but she is said to be intent on having their own biological children.
"It's incredibly hard for her, she wants a baby so bad and can't understand why it isn't happening for her but she's trying to trust in God's plan," the source continued.
"She's holding onto her faith but she's also looking at all her options, even IVF," the source added.
Rimes recently revealed that her own parents struggled for over a decade to conceive her. The "Borrowed" singer alluded to her own fertility struggles when she talked about being open to other options.
"It took my mom 12 years to have me. I hope I don't have that [issue] but if I do, then a surrogate is something I've thought about," Rimes told People magazine.
"Eddie and I have also talked about adopting. My capacity to love a child doesn't stop at my own eggs, obviously!" she continued.
While Rimes claims she has a solid bond with her stepsons, Mason, 9, and Jake, 6, the country singer's relationship with the boys' biological mother is far from pleasant.
Rimes and Brandi Glanville, 40, have been embroiled in a years-long feud over her very public affair with Cibrian, who works as an actor. The singer admittedly had an extramarital affair with Cibrian in 2009 while he was still married to Glanville.
"I felt like my life was falling apart," Rimes said about her publicized affair. "But now I feel settled. I'm proud of our great family. Eddie is an amazing father and I love my stepsons."