Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis have tragically lost their baby, five months before he or she was scheduled to enter the world.
In an emotional Instagram message, Otis broke the news to followers of the couple, who met on the reality show Married at First Sight.
“Our Baby Hehner was just too beautiful for earth," she rote.
"I love him so much – ALWAYS will – and can’t wait to meet him in heaven one day. Please pray for us.”
Alongside this tragic confirmation, Otis shared a message that read as follows:
“An angel opened up the book of life and wrote down my baby’s birth. Then she whispered as she closed the book, ‘He’s too beautiful for earth.’"
Here’s a look at that message as she posted it:
Otis was due to give birth in December.
It would have been the first child for both her Hehner.
The reality star announced they were expecting, via an interview with People Magazine, just last week.
“Jamie is the strongest woman I know,” a close friend tells the publication in light of this news, adding:
“And Doug has remained her rock through everything. Their love will get them through this.”
Otis and Hehner met for the first time on their wedding day, per the rules of the aforementioned reality series.
Their unconventional relationship has since been chronicled on their spin-off program, Married at First Sight: The First Year.
They seemed legitimately in love, despite of the unusual way in which their marriage began.
“We certainly worked on the relationship, and I think when you’re in the trenches and you make it out together, you become stronger as a couple,” Hehner recently said on the Today show.
We send them our best wishes and condolences during this difficult period.