|Hollywood exes cast: Jessica Conseco (Jose’s ex), Mayte Garcia (Prince’s ex), Nicole Murphy (Eddie’s ex), Andrea Kelly (R. Kelly’s ex) Sheree Fletcher (Will Smith’s ex)|
While on vacation, I got a chance to catch up on the VH1 Reality TV show, Hollywood Exes. It is but the latest of a series of “housewife” and girlfriend types shows patterned off of the original Bravo TV Real Housewives series. Got a bit sad when I saw the episode where Mayte Garcia, Prince‘s ex-wife and ex-fiance to Tommy Lee, opened up about suffering through a late term loss and the loss of her son at one week old, and her struggles to conceive since then.
You never know how people will react to burried emotions about something so traumatic as a stillborn and a child loss, not to mention both. Different people process loss differently and unless you are in that position, can you really second guess their reaction? Not all people deal with deep-seated pain the same way.
And imagine having to now go through that pain before millions of TV viewers and the consuming public?
Most recently, UK X Factor judge, former Big Brother contestant and Take That singer Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn on the recent still birth of their fourth child earlier this month, August 4th. Since the announcement, fans have been expressing their condolences and support to the couple.
|Season 6 of MTV’s Run’s House inlcuding a daughter, Miley, who Run and wife Justine adopted after Justine suffered a still born loss in the middle of a pregnancy that was part of the focus of Season 5 of the show.|
“After Leyah was born, I kept her in the room with me the whole day. They placed her in the little basket and we dressed her in an outfit and had a blanket wrapped around her. They came and got her because her body went cold and I wanted her back so they warmed her body again and I kept her. Everybody came to visit her and then me and [T.I.] had our time alone with her.”
|Cast photo for VH1‘s The Family Hustle starring Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris and rapper T.I. Harris and their six children, who are part of their blended family. Tiny suffered a mid-term loss in 2009.|
It can be difficult enough for the average person to deal with the pain of child loss, but for celebs it can be amplified if you have to share that pain with thousands or millions in the public.
Even though Beyonce and Jay-Z were being mum on the sex of their first child together, while chatting with reporters upon arriving in London for a stint as a judge on UK’s X-Factor, Bey’s Destiny Child bandmate Kelly Rowland let it slip that Beyonce is expecting a baby girl.
“I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyoncé at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible,” Rowland said, later adding, “‘She won’t be spoiled but she will be very well looked after.”
This won’t be the first time that a family member or close friend have leaked pregnancy or baby gender news. There are numerous instances in the past so Rowland should not feel too bad. Who knows, it could have been strategically planned for Rowland to leak it this way, though I doubt it.