Claire Holt suffered a miscarriage and now she has opened up about it to help others. The 29-year-old actress took to Instagram on Sunday, March 4 to reveal that she had suffered a miscarriage and that she believes that sharing her feelings, she could help others to know they weren’t alone.
The post features a photo of the Originals star lying on the hospital bed and she wrote in the caption,
I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat. 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.
It further reads,
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. 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.
Here's the post, check it out.
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? Here is what I have learned as I begin to crawl out of the dark hole: support is everything. I could not have survived this without the unconditional love of my partner. Despite his pain, he was my rock and my safety net. I will never know how to thank him.
She further explained that she has received a great deal of support from those who she told her story to, and it’s just made her realize that “opening up to people is crucial.”
So many people go through it and understand the breadth of pain, yet so few people talk about it. Finally, I want to share a blog post that resonated with every part of me. You can find the link in my bio, @leandramcohen of @manrepeller articulates the emotional rollercoaster with an eloquence that I could never possess. To anyone out there who has been through a miscarriage, I understand you. I share every bit of your pain and you are not alone. Please be kind to yourself and I hope that you will be comfortable sharing your story too.
As previously reported, on December 23, Claire announced her engagement to Andrew Joblon. They were engaged just months after Claire’s ex-husband Matthew Kaplan filed for divorce on April 27, citing the reason as citing irreconcilable differences.