Courtney Stodden Is ‘Feeling So Empty’ After Miscarriage: I’m ‘Grieving’

07/20/2016 at 10:55 AM ET

Courtney Stodden miscarriage

Courtney Stodden is being candid on social media about the feelings she’s enduring following her recent miscarriage.

“Grieving … ” she wrote on Twitter Tuesday, following it up a few hours later with a tweet reading, “Feeling so empty [right now].”

The 21-year-old model revealed to Entertainment Tonight in May that she and husband of five years Doug Hutchison, 56, were expecting their first child together. At the time, Stodden was four weeks along.

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On Sunday — the same day Stodden’s manager, Gina Rodriguez, confirmed the heartbreaking news to PEOPLE — Stodden posted a series of tweets consisting of “I love you my sweet angel” and “God is embracing you,” as well as a photo with a bittersweet message.

“Babies lost in the womb were never touched by fear,” it read. “They were never cold, never hungry, never alone & importantly always knew love.”

“Courtney and her husband, Doug, are at an emotional loss for words and are using this time to grieve with their close family and friends,” the Sunday statement from Rodriguez included. “Please respect their privacy as the couple try to cope with losing their precious baby and seek the support they both need.”

Jen Juneau

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Mandi on

I do feel bad for them on their loss. It’s never easy.

heather on

While it’s sad they lost the baby, calling People up with a statement and posting all over social media isn’t helping their privacy. This is exactly why you don’t tell people three seconds after you find out yourself.

Dawn on

This wasn’t a baby. It never made it to embryo. Sadly, this is a “chemical pregnancy” at best, but frankly, she just got her period. Anyone who may not understand the pregnancy calendar, doctors look at the first day of your last menstrual cycle to determine how many weeks pregnant you are, so basically if she was 4 weeks pregnant, her last period was four weeks prior….she may have had a “positive” test, but nothing had actually planted, her body simply flushed the cells out that may have produced enough HcG to show a positive test.
Miscarriages are painful, I cannot imagine having one, I’m currently 33 weeks along with my 3rd precious, but I think this article and her lack of knowledge or understanding of what a miscarriage actually, is potentially dangerous to put out for readers. Pretty misleading. Really just looks like a desire for attention.

Dawn is an idiot on

Dawn… you are a moron.
You cannot have a chemical pregnancy 12-14 weeks pregnant. I am guessing you didn’t read the whole article?

Karen F on

Dawn: She was 4 weeks along in May when they announced, she was probably about 3 months when she just miscarried. So not a chemical.

Anonymous on

I cannot believe that they told anybody that they were pregnant at only four weeks!! All this time, I was thinking that she was months along!! I do feel bad for the loss – but c’mon – four weeks? And please Courtney – stop butchering yourself with surgery. You look horrible. You look well beyond your years. You have ruined a pretty face.

Read on

Listen, I have no patience for this girl, but it says she announced she was pregnant in May and was around 4 weeks. It is now the end of July, so she was definitely 3-4 months pregnant when she miscarried. Some people need to learn to read better. By the way, heartbeat is usually detected around 6 weeks, so this was definitely a baby and not a chemical loss.

whitney8580 on

Very sad. Having been there myself I feel their pain.

Courtney announced her pregnancy back in May when she was 4 weeks along…she miscarried last week meaning she was probably around 3 months along when she lost the baby. When you announce a pregnancy is a personal choice and even if she waited until she was 8 or 12 weeks she still would have miscarried. Just because you would have done things differently doesn’t make what she did wrong. I announced my 2nd pregnancy at 5 weeks and my baby passed at 9 weeks but I didn’t find out until I was 14 weeks. My early announcement didn’t cause my miscarriage and even if I waited until 12 weeks to share the news I still would have had to let people know I had miscarried. Why people are so critical towards people who are grieving the loss of a child is beyond me. The girl lost a baby for heaven’s sake, have a little sympathy

Hmm on

LOL it was so not a chemical pregnancy. Chemical pregnancies only occur from 2 weeks after ovulation (4 wks) to about 6-7 weeks pregnant when the heart/heartbeat should be about formed. She was obviously showing and weeks passed being only chemical.
Btw They are just as heartbreaking as any other child loss when you have to mourn what you had but will never be. Shame on anyone who downplays it.

Lee Ann Zech on

Do you all read???? She was four-weeks along in MAY when she announced her pregnancy – she lost the baby in mid JULY – which means she was at least three months along – granted it’s not a good idea to announce a pregnancy until at least the end of the first trimester when so much can go wrong anyway. Regardless, those of you judging didn’t even read the article. Go back and re-read before you spout off.

asaintedsinner on

From other sources that I’ve read, Courtney didn’t want to announce when she did. She mentioned feeling “pressured” into announcing even though she wasn’t ready yet and only announced because her mother was going to sell the story to a tabloid and Courtney didn’t want her making money off of her pregnancy. I feel badly that she felt pressured into announcing because situations like these are common and it’s the reason so many women wait until 11-12 weeks to announce their own pregnancies.

Anonymous on

Dawn before you make statements stating someone else’s lack of knowledge you should probably fact check for yourself. A chemical pregnancy happens when conception takes place but implantation is unsuccessful, the body releases enough hormone to cause a positive test if taken soon enough but eventually a woman gets her ‘period’ usually on time or a few days late. Courtney was 12+ weeks pregnant, by all classifications the baby she was carrying was a fetus since she was more than 8 weeks pregnant.

Lars on