The Originals Actress Claire Holt Suffers Tragic Miscarriage of First Child
Claire Holt should be on top of the world right now. Not only did she get engaged to boyfriend Andrew Joblon back in December, but she also has a few movie projects in the works. Sadly, however, life isn’t always filled with just rainbows and butterflies.
The Originals actress revealed that she tragically suffered a miscarriage several days ago in an emotional post on Instagram.
“I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat,” she wrote. “I sent it to my fiancé in the waiting room to show him that I was ok. I wasn’t. I’ve never felt more broken in my life. I debated sharing this so soon and I’m still frightened about making such a private struggle public, but I’m doing it anyway because it’s important.”
The 29-year-old continued, “After my D & C, I spent hours on the internet searching for women who had been through it. I was desperate to find someone, anyone, who could relate to what I was feeling. Someone to tell me that the depression and hopelessness were normal. That it wasn’t my fault. That I wasn’t broken forever. I found a community of women who shared my exact experience. Who were open and vulnerable about miscarriage, something that isn’t often or openly discussed. It breaks my heart to think that losing a baby feels like something we have to keep to ourselves. Why is it any different than the death of a loved one? How is it any less meaningful?”
Claire explains she “could not have survived this without the unconditional love of [her] partner” and “will never know how to thank him” for being her “rock and…safety net.”
“I also found that opening up to people is crucial,” she continued. “As soon as I told my story, almost everyone I spoke to told me theirs — their own, their wife’s, their sister’s. So many people go through it and understand the breadth of pain, yet so few people talk about it.”