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The Originals Actress Claire Holt Suffers Tragic Miscarriage of First Child

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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.

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“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.”

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