The Hills star Whitney Port has revealed that she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage only two weeks ago, which she says has left her ‘guilty’ and ‘shaken.’
The mom-of-one, who’s currently starring in the reboot of the classic MTV reality show, shared her difficult news via Instagram with her followers. “Two weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. The amount of various emotions I felt in the past couple weeks have been extreme... from shock to sadness to relief, which then led to guilt for feeling that relief,” she captioned a video of her opening up about the subject on her podcast.
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In the latest episode of her podcast Whit Whit, Whitney goes into more detail about her experience with miscarriage. She said that she experienced major pregnancy symptoms during the first six weeks, but after that they all of a sudden stopped. The actress says she initially assumed the best. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, maybe the second pregnancy is gonna be amazing and I’m not gonna feel all this crap that I felt.’ And I was really thinking glass half full at that moment,” Whitney explained.
However, while on vacation with her husband Tim Rosenman, she began bleeding. Though she at first thought it was “completely normal” spotting, when it persisted over several days, she decided to visit her doctor. Though her doctor said everything looked normal, Whitney later came back for a second time because things didn’t feel right.
“[I went] back to the emergency room for a second time because the bleeding got worse,” she said. “[They] found out that there was no heartbeat, and there should have been a heartbeat at that point.” She added, “We got confirmation while we were in Vermont that this was not a viable pregnancy.”
Fans have been more than supportive of the reality star online, praising her for speaking up about the sensitive topic and helping to end stigma around what is otherwise sometimes seen as ‘taboo.’
At the end of the day, though Whitney says she was saddened by the experience, she said she did feel some relief afterwards.
“I feel sad, but I do also feel happy that my body is still my own right now, and that this isn’t an extra thing we have to plan for,” she explained. “I tell myself that my body is not robotic and it doesn’t behave perfectly, and ... things can go wrong that are out of your control.”
Whitney and her husband married in 2015. Their only child, son Sonny, was born in 2017.