Finding the silver lining. Claire Holt admitted to Us Weekly exclusively that she “wouldn’t change” the tragic miscarriage she experienced because of its positive effect on her and her husband Andrew Joblon’s relationship.
“It was just really amazing to have a partner who was relentlessly there for me and so supportive and fights his own pain to help me out through it all,” the Vampire Diaries alum, 30, said. “It was a really beautiful experience, as well. Obviously what we went through was tragic, but it brought us so much closer together. And I think it’s difficult to say this because I would have loved to have had the baby and have the pregnancy work out … but I wouldn’t change it because I learned so much, and it really strengthened our relationship.”
The Originals alum and Joblon, 35, tied the knot in August 2018 after she suffered a miscarriage earlier that year.
In October 2018, Holt and her husband announced that they are expecting again. “My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby!” the H2O alum — who has partnered with Ava, maker of the “fertility Fitbit” cycle-tracking bracelet — wrote on Instagram at the time. “It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences.”
Even though the Australian actress was certain she was pregnant with a baby girl, the couple actually has a son on the way.
“I just can’t wait to meet him,” Holt told Us. “It feels like it’s just been 10 years of pregnancy for me, and I can’t wait to get through this one and to meet my little boy. But I’m nervous. It’s unknown and I have no experience with it, so of course I want to do the best job I can as a mother. I want to be able to give my son the greatest opportunities in life.”
She added: “I’m so blessed to have been given this opportunity to have a family, and hopefully I’ve been open and have been able to share my experience with other women.”
In fact, through her Ava partnership, Holt has been able to “build a conversation around” infertility. “I know that we feel like we have to do it all and we have to be strong, and it’s difficult sometimes,” the mom-to-be said. “So to have a community around … ‘This is tough,’ or, ‘I struggle with this,’ or ‘This is what happened to me, and I wasn’t aware of it,’ that sort of stuff really helped.”
With reporting by Emily Marcus
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