Geordie OG’s Sophie Kasaei: ‘I fear I might never be a mum’

The Geordie Shore star opens up about her fertility worries, getting back on the dating scene and why she's focusing on herself for now

Sophie Kasei

by Marianna Manson |
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She's been open about her wish to be a mum but, after a shock diagnosis, Sophie Kasaei admits she's now bracing herself for the prospect that she may struggle to have children.

The Geordie Shore star was recently diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and can lead to problems conceiving.

Sophie, 30, admits she’s been rocked by the news but is determined to stay positive.

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Sophie opens up about her dreams of becoming a mum ©Closer magazine

“I was in tears when I was told I had it," she tells Closer. “I suggested doing a fertility test for the TV show that I'm in – Geordie Shore OGs. I’ve never really tried to get pregnant but I’ve been in relationships since I was 14, have never really used contraception as it doesn't really agree with me, and have never had so much as a pregnancy scare... maybe deep down, I always thought there may be a problem.”

She adds, “I have to wait to find out how serious it is and what they can do about it – the scan showed I’m still producing eggs so I’m hopeful that I will still be able to be a mum one day. I’m taking each day as it comes and trying not to dwell on the worst-case scenario or it will just get me down.”

Sophie is now awaiting a laparoscopy procedure to determine how severely affected she is. Looking back, she now wonders if the warning signs had been apparent for years.

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“I used to suffer from crippling period pains growing up,” she says. “I would have to get painkillers prescribed, take time off school and was so embarrassed why my periods were so much worse and heavier than my friends.

“I also suffer from crippling pain after having sex – I would curl up in a ball and cry afterwards and couldn’t understand why. I got lots of test done but this wasn’t picked up, now things make sense.”

The diagnosis – all documented on Geordie OG's – is the latest blow after what has been a tough time for the bubbly star.

Last July she was left heartbroken after splitting from boyfriend Jay Bigz – after he reportedly broke up with her just two months after she left

Sophie, who admits she had thought she would marry former castmate Jay, has been single since the split and worries the impact her diagnosis may have on finding Mr Right.

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Charlotte Crosby in 2011

Charlotte Crosby takes to the red carpet before appearing in the first ever series of MTV's Geordie Shore.

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Charlotte Crosby now

Charlotte's had a massive transformation over the years, and has been smashing it in her career since her Geordie days. She hosts Just Tattoo Of Us' has released books and fitness DVDs, and a show all about her.

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Holly Hagan in 2011

Before her Geordie Shore debut, Holly Hagan looked like this.

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Holly Hagan now

Now, it would seem that Holly's taken some inspo from Kim K, as her look has drastically changed.

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Greg Lake in 2011

Greg appeared in Geordie Shore from the very beginning, but didn't make it past series one.

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Greg Lake now

Greg is now married to Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, with whom he has a baby.

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Gaz Beadle in 2011

Here's Gaz before embarking on his long-running career on Geordie Shore.

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Gary Beadle now - aged 29

In terms of poses not much has changed. But, believe it or not, this Geordie hunk has left the dating scene behind, because he's loved up with girlfriend Emma McVey. They even have a child together.

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James Tindale in 2011

James's debut on Geordie Shore saw him spend 90% of his time at the gym and the remaining 10% flexing his muscles in the mirror.

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James Tindale now

Looks like he stuck at it!

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Jay Gardner in 2011

'The dad of the Geordie group' Jay was the oldest member of the show. Who could forget those iconic brows...

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Jay Gardner now

And years later, his brows are still on fleek.

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Vicky Pattison in 2011

Fiesty Vicky has had quite the transformation over the years...

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Vicky Pattison now

But she's since dropped her wild days and is now engaged to John Noble.

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Sophie Kasaei in 2011

Sophie joined the Geordie Shore show in series one, but was axed for her bad behaviour two years later. Naughty.She later returned to the show in 2016 with a slightly newer cast!

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Sophie Kasaei now

She's since glowed upppppppp, and is now back on the show.

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Ricci Guarnaccio in 2011

Ricci joined the show in series two, and had a rollercoaster of a relationship with Vicki Pattison.

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Ricci Guarnaccio now - aged 31

It would seem that since leaving the show he's decided to embark on a new growing a beard.

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Rebecca Walker in 2012

Rebecca also joined the show in series two, and was known for her bust-ups, dramas and fallouts.

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Rebecca Walker now

Now, she's ditched the party days and has become a mum.

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Daniel Thomas

Dan joined Geordie Shore in the fourth series and left at the end of series five.

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Daniel Thomas now

He doesn't look all that different now, but he's certainly been enjoying life (and the gym).

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Scott Timlin 2013

Life and soul of the party Scotty T joined the show in series four.

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Scotty T now

And WHAT a career this Geordie has had. Fromwinning Celebrity Big Brotherto landing a cameo appearance in Neighbours to even having a girlfriend, he's definitely seen success in the media industry.

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Marnie Simspon 2014

Marnie entered the house in series seven. Back then, she described herself a "natural beauty".

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Marnie Simpson now - aged 25

Marnie had several cosmetic procedures done since being on the show, including a nose job, lip fillers and a boob job.

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Aaron Chalmers then

Tatted-up Aaron Chalmers joined in the eighth series and had an infamous on-off relationship with Marnie. It was SO juicy to watch.

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Aaron Chalmers now

Aaron quit Geordie Shore to focus on his career as an MMA fighter, along with his spending more time on his relationship.

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Kyle Christie then

How young does Kyle look?! We barely even recognised this Geordie Shore star.

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Kyle Christie now

Well HELLO there Kyle. Talk about a transformation people.

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Marty McKenna

Marty McKenna was the cheeky chappie who joined the cast along with Chantelle Connelly who didn't quite cut the mustard with the all alpha boys – especially after he played Chloe and tashed on with Charlotte behind Gaz's back.

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Marty McKenna

Marty was axed from the show along with Scotty T for bad behaviour, but while Scotty was reinstated and is now one of the longest serving Geordie Shore cast members EVER, Marty didn't make the cut.He's grown some stubble, and is dating a fellow Geordie lass called Kat.

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Chantelle Connelly

Pint size Chantelle Connelly was determined to cause chaos when she entered the house, and certainly made some enemies during her brief stint on the show.

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Chantelle Connelly

Chantelle baffled the world over when she shared a picture of herself with some impressive abs at five months pregnant, leading many to speculate she was faking her pregnancy.

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Abbie Holborn

The longest lasting housemate from the prolific Radgie Rampage series, Abbie Holborn initially set her sights on Love Island's Sam Gowland before he got together with Chloe.

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Abbie Holborn

Abbie wasn't in the promo for series 19, but denied she'd been sacked when she took to Twitter to say, "Oh, I've been sacked apparently..."She later turned up a caused a stir by snogging new boy Beau Brennan, who'd been getting close to new girl Bethan Kershaw.

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Elettra Lambourghini

Quite frankly, we couldn't understand why Elettra ACTUAL Lamborghini, heiress to the actual Italian car business, was even in Newcastle in the first place.

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Elettra Lamborghini

Elettra has returned to Italy to pursue her one true dream of becoming a popstar, and is currently starring on the Italian version of The Voice, natch.

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Eve Shannon

As part of a fresh line up of cast members for the Radgie Rampage series for 2017, Eve Shannon broke the mould with BLONDE HAIR (shocker)

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Eve Shannon

Eve had been living her best Insta-influencer life and posting plenty of sexy lingerie selfies on her social feeds. She's also got an Only Fans account, favourited by fellow G Shore alumni Holly Hagan.

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Billy Phillips

Brought on for the same season, Billy Phillips didn't make enough of an impression and was axed from the show after just one series.

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Billy Phillips

Still doing the rounds as a lad about 'toon, Billy looks to have settled down with a nice Geordie lass. Hiscousin Nat has joined the show for series 19.

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Chelsea Barber

Also to leave was Chelsea Barber, who fell out with long time pal Marnie Simpson in the house over Aaron Chalmers.

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Chelsea Barber

Chelsea dated one Kyle Christie long before either of them joined the G Shore cast, and claimed that after his split from Holly Hagan he was right back in touch.

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Sam Bentham

One Radge Academy to make the cut slightly longer term was Sam Bentham, who reportedly dated Charlotte Crosby way back in 2014 after meeting at one of the infamous Geordie Shore house parties.

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Sam Bentham

Now heavily tattooed, Sam has put his reality TV past behind him and opened up a trendy barber shop in his native Hoults in Newcastle, and has styled the hair of Kyle Christie and Marty McKenna.

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Sarah Goodhart

Sarah Goodhart was enrolled into the Radge Academy thanks to her links to Marty McKenna. The two dated as teenagers, and sparks instantly few between her and Marty's current squeeze Chloe Ferry.

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Sarah Goodhart

Sarah now has 23k subscribers to her YouTube channel, where she makes honest, emotional videos about her time on Geordie Shore. Recently she uploaded an 18 minute one where she claimed producers had manipulated and taken advantage of her, leading her to quit her job before she was made permanent.

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Zahida Allen

Zahida Allen entered the Geordie Shore house fresh from the more exotic coastlines of Ex on the Beach, claiming she had 'unfinished business' with Gaz Beadle.

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Zahida Allen

Zahida was reportedly dropped from Geordie Shore after she failed to act upon her 'unfinished business' wit Gaz, leaving producers disappointed.

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Grant Molloy

The casting of Grant Molloy was contentious from the very beginning, after Chloe Ferry threw and tantrum demanding he was removed after hearing bad things about him from friends on the 'toon. It was especially awkward when he made firm friends with Chloe's boyfriend, Sam Gowland.

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Grant Molloy

After just one series on Geordie Shore, Grant returned to focusing on his two true loves – playing rugby and getting lots of tattoos.

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Alex MacPherson

Another day, another Geordie shake up. For series 17 the cast moved over to Australia's Golden coast. Alex MacPherson was the long haired adonis who quickly hooked up with G Shore LEDGE Sophie Kasaei.

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Alex MacPherson

Other than spending lots of time in the gym, Alex has clearly been missing his Geordie besties as he's been posting plenty of throwback pics to his instagram. Sophie hinted he would be appearing in the current series when she said filming with Alex and her new beau Jay Bigz was "awkward"... watch this space.

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Chrysten Zenoni

Smokin' bikini model Chrysten Zenoni quickly caught the eye of the lads and ruffled more than a few feathers with the girls – man handling Sam's crown jewels as well as claiming she slept with former cast member Gary Beadle while he was on a promotional tour in Oz and still together with Lillie Lexie Gregg.

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Chrysten Zenoni

Chrysten is still modeling swimwear on the Sunshine Coast, and not long after appearing on Geordie Shore joined the cast of Ex on the Beach, where she revealed she'd also had a fling with reality TV's biggest lothario, Stephen Bear.

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Dee Nguyen

Smiley smiley pole dancer Dee Nguyen made no secret of her desire to "get a shag" in the house. She made a beeline for Adam Guthrie when he came into the house midway through the season, who later branded her "easy" – charming.

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Dee Nguyen

Super fit Dee has recently taken part in grueling reality show The Challenge: War of the Worlds alongside Bear and Love Island's Georgia Harrison.

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Nick Murdoch

Nick boasted about the fact that he'd dumped his girlfriend by text the night before filming started because he didn't want to cheat on her, and then threw a tantrum when Chloe Ferry and Sam Gowland wanted the shag pad after not seeing each other for days.

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Nick Murdoch

Clearly embarrassed by his stint on the show, Nick's chosen to shun the Australian limelight and has set his social profiles to PRIVATE, which is unheard of in reality TV world.

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Adam Guthrie

Adam Guthrie entered the house halfway through the Gold Coast series, despite being a bona fide Geordie through and through.

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Adam Guthrie

Adam has been enjoying the raised profile of being on G Shore by posting lots of pouty selfies. He's returned to series 19 as a part timer.

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Faith Mullen

Producers decided to shake things up with Faith Mullen, a plus-sized influencer and Christian who believes sex before marriage is a sin.

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Faith Mullen

Faith was originally billed to return to the show part time but declined to come back after producers hired her arch nemesis. In the mean time, she's been doing what all teenagers should be doing and living her best life on holiday with her mates.

She says, “At the moment I’m just trying to concentrate on taking care of me – but of course I’d love to meet someone. I do worry when I’m in a relationship again I might feel embarrassed about telling a partner I may not be able to conceive.

“I’m 30 now – people want kids at my age and I don’t want to put a boy off. But if he’s the right person – then I suppose he won’t be.”

While she insists she’s finally out of the ‘dark cloud’ that shrouded her after splitting from Jay last year, Sophie says it's not always easy trying to meet someone new.

“Getting over Jay took a lot longer than I thought. He moved on to someone new within weeks which really hurt," she says. "I’ve found it really hard to meet someone. Because of my public profile I feel I can’t go on Tinder or dating apps as I’d be more vulnerable to stalkers or attacks. And if I’m in a bar I think men just see me as 'the girl from Geordie Shore'.

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“I’ve had a bit of fun but often I'll text someone for two weeks and then he just disappears. The dating scene can be very lonely.”

Despite enduring a rocky few months – Sophie insists she’s emerged from the heartache stronger than ever. She’s back on TV, bought her first house and is determined to put herself first.

“When I’m with someone, I often prioritise them,” she admits. “So being single for so long has helped me concentrate on self-care, getting my beautiful house ready and spending lots of time with friends and family. I’m a better person now. I do think about settling down with someone every day," she admits. “But my friends tell me to stop over-thinking it – don’t force it – and it will happen. In the meantime, I just want to enjoy life and be happy.”

Follow Sophie’s story on Geordie OGs Wednesday 25th March at 9pm, only on MTV

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