Just days after sparking controversy with comments about pregnancy over the age of 35, singer Carrie Underwood has announced she is expecting a second child.
Underwood and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are already parents to 3-year-old Isaiah.
“Mike and Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another fish to our pond," she said in a video posted to Instagram.
"I'm 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family," she said. "We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older. In the meantime, we're lucky to be a part of organizations that help kids, because our focus right now in our lives is helping as many kids as possible."
The remarks ignited furor online.
"Exactly how did Carrie Underwood miss her chance to have more kids? She’s 35 and has more $$ than she’ll ever need!" one Twitter user wrote.
"Seriously Miss Underwood, I was 44 and my wife 42 when child number seven was born. It depends on your health and your desire only," another said.
But some came to Underwood's defense.
"People need to relax," one person wrote. "I struggled with fertility issues and felt the same way. Maybe its not so easy for them and there focusing on the joys they do have. Why always bash and attack someone just bc you dont like what they say."