Eva Amurri Martino shared some sad news on Saturday, Aug. 15: She recently suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with her second child. The actress, 30 — Susan Sarandon's daughter with director Franco Amurri — revealed the heartbreaking story on her blog, Happily Eva After, where she writes about motherhood and life with husband Kyle Martino and their little girl, Marlowe.
"I am sharing in the hopes that we can be a light for people going through similar circumstances," she began the post, "and to remind myself and others that there is no shame in voicing our heartbreaks and allowing others to comfort us."
Amurri Martino went on to explain that the baby she was carrying passed away a couple of days ago, when she was nine weeks pregnant. "When we found out we were expecting baby number two, we were scared and joyful all at the same time," she recalled. "Two babies under two! I was filled with nervous excitement — so amazed that Marlowe would have a sibling so close in age. Kyle and I hoped it was another girl."
The Undateable star said she'd been "feeling great," and noted that she and her husband had begun telling their families and closest friends about the pregnancy. She experienced some spotting while on vacation in Hawaii last week, but her doctor gave her the "all-clear," and the baby seemed to be "growing at a normal rate."
At her most recent visit, however, "the baby's heart was no longer beating," she wrote. "Just like that, it was all over."
The Brown University grad and her husband were — and are — devastated, not to mention shocked to learn how "heartbreakingly common" their experience is. "To anybody enduring similar heartache, I will tell you what I'm feeling and processing as a result of this loss," she blogged. "A lot of confusion, some anger, deep sadness, and also an immense amount of gratitude. I have realized in the past forty-eight hours how incredibly grateful I am for the magic that I have in my life."
Acknowledging her family, friends, husband, and daughter, she wrote, "I have so much. Of course, what I don't have, and what I never will have, is this one little angel who has slipped away from me. And while it will take time for me to make peace with that fact, it gives me a lot of solace knowing that I told — that I have shared its existence with you, that it mattered, and that we loved it."