Our hearts broke all over again after watching Courtney Stodden play with a "reborn" doll on Instagram.
"Just received my reborn baby today! exciting," Stodden wrote.
"i know it may seem a little strange but my therapist suggested that having him may help me cope with my loss. #rebornbaby
A reborn doll, though fake, strongly resembles a human baby. The "reborn" aspect refers to the process of creating the doll, and has been in practice since the late 1930s, according to Wikipedia.
Stodden suffered a miscarriage in July, two months after confirming that she and husband Doug Hutchison were expecting their first child together.
"It is with a heavy heart to inform you that last week Courtney Stodden suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage,” Stodden’s manager told People Magazine in a statement.
“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."
“Please respect their privacy as the couple try to cope with losing their precious baby and seek the support they both need."
2016 has been a tumultuous year for the 21-year-old, who appeared on Lifetime's The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition with mom, Krista Keller in hopes of repairing their relationship.
Being on the show ended up making things worse, since Keller wasn't willing to own up to the fact that she fell in love with Stodden's husband, describing it as an "emotional affair."
Since the miscarriage, Stodden has chronicled her journey towards healing. Some of her behavior has been understandably erratic, but no more so than when she shaved her head and shared it on Instagram.
Stodden explained to followers that it was a symbolic gesture in honor of her "angel" that she lost.
Whether you agree with it or not, Stodden seeks support on social media, and followers have given her exactly that (with the exception of a few nasty comments here and there).
Time will heal your heart, sister. You do you.