Looking back it’s obvious she is avoiding Joe’s gaze and gives very little detail when explaining what was actually wrong with her dead husband.
A series of flashbacks see the couple arguing, with him firmly telling Love they cannot afford children.
After killing her au pair, Love admitted a family “can never heal” from that, hence her mission to make a new one and perhaps her obsession with having children.
When she found Delilah could in Joe’s cage this must have put this idea under threat.
You season 2 is available to stream on Netflix now.