Rita Ora has revealed that she froze her eggs a few years ago in order to take her life into her own hands. Of course, as ideal as it sounds - especially for someone who is often too busy to even contemplate starting a family any time soon - it's not an option for most young women. 

Rita Ora at the Bambi AwardsRita Ora at the Bambi Awards

The popstar - who's about to celebrate her 27th birthday - made the decision on a recommendation from her doctor. At £5,000 per cycle, it's merely a drop in the ocean as far as she's concerned, thus she decided to go ahead with the procedure in her early twenties.

'He said 'you are healthy now and it would be great, why not put them away and then you never have to worry about it again?'' Rita Ora told the BBC.

Of course, there's no guarantee that freezing one's eggs will ensure pregnancy by any means, as many are destroyed in the freezing process. But it still gives you a better chance than someone who leaves it until their mid thirties.

'I know people might say, 'wow, that's so young'. I just wanted to really be safe', she said. '[I'm a] big believer in using what we have and making the most of it.'

'The earlier you freeze your eggs the better', said Dr Helen O'Neill of University College London. 'The benefits (of egg freezing) are that you are taking your fertility into your own hands. If you're checked and you have a low fertility, it's best to act early. Unfortunately the prime age people start to freeze their eggs is 35, which is a little bit too late.'

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Other celebrities who have frozen their eggs for reasons not related to early fertility problems include Maria Menounos, Sofia Vergara and Olivia Munn. The percentage of women who are choosing this option is rising, but unfortunately, most women will not have the money to fund such a process until they are a lot older.