Early this morning, several media outlets reported that Courtney Stodden had a miscarriage just two months after confirming that she was pregnant with her first child.
From day one, many expressed their doubts that the 21-year-old social media star (who first gained fame for marrying 56-year-old actor Doug Hutchison when she was just 16) was actually expecting.
Courtney and Doug have been known to engage in outlandish publicity stunts in the past, and even Courtney's mother believed the pregnancy news to be fake.
Stodden posted nude pregnancy photos and images of herself in the throes of morning sickness to convince others that the reports were true, but many deemed the proof insufficient.
Now that her reps have released a statement claiming that Courtney lost the baby, a lot of folks on social media are speculating that it's just the latest step in a bizarre effort to drum up media attention.
“It is with a heavy heart we inform you that last week Courtney Stodden suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage,” read a statement from her reps issued to People magazine this morning.
“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."
Like we said, the news has been met with a great deal of skepticism, but for the most part, Courtney's fans have been effusive in their support.
The model and aspiring singer has been mostly silent since the news went public, but she posted several brief tweets early this morning:
"I love you my sweet angel," read one. "God is embracing you."
She followed that up with a meme reading:
"Babies lost in the womb were never touched by fear, they were never cold, never hungry, never alone, and importantly, always knew that they were loved."