Eva Amurri Martino has suffered a miscarriage. The 30-year-old actress – daughter of Susan Sarandon – revealed on her blog that she and her husband Kyle Martino had been expecting their second child, but that their happiness had turned to heartbreak earlier this week.
"I am sharing in the hopes that we can be a light for people going through similar circumstances," Eva began the entry, "and to remind myself and others that there is no shame in voicing our heartbreaks and allowing others to comfort us."
Eva Amurri Martino revealed the news of her heartbreaking miscarriage in a candid blog entry
The star, mother to daughter Marlowe Mae, who recently turned one, then explained that the baby she had been carrying passed away just a few 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."
Eva revealed that she had been "feeling great" and that she and her husband had begun telling their loved ones about the pregnancy. She experienced some spotting while on holiday in Hawaii last week but said that he doctor gave her the "all clear", adding that the baby seemed to be "growing at a normal rate".
But, at her last visit, "the baby's heart was no longer beating," she wrote. "Just like that, it was all over."
"To anybody enduring similar heartache, I will tell you what I'm feeling and processing as a result of this loss: A lot of confusion, some anger, deep sadness and also an immense amount of gratitude," Eva wrote. "I have realised in the past forty-eight hours how incredibly grateful I am for the magic that I have in my life."
That magic includes little Marlowe. "Most of all, I have a healthy and happy daughter who I can hold in my arms and whisper in to her ear how much I adore her and how blessed I feel that I was lucky enough to bring her in to the world. I have so much."