'DWTS' Star Jack Osbourne & Wife's Miscarriage Couldn't Be Kept Private, But That's Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

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Jack Osbourne Lisa StellyDancing With the Stars Season 17 cast member Jack Osbourne and his wife have lost their baby boy -- and words can't express how saddened we all are for them. The news broke yesterday that Lisa Stelly suffered a devastating late term miscarriage last week. She was in the second trimester of her pregnancy.

Lisa posted the announcement on her blog, Raddestmom.com -- and the level of grief both she and Jack are feeling is evident in her words, as you can only imagine.

Here's what she had to say:

I have been dreading this announcement…. I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week. Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through. We appreciate all of your prayers and ask for privacy and respect during this time. It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives.

Jack & Lisa

My heart sank after I read her entry -- and I can't even being to imagine the sense of loss that the two of them are experiencing right now.

And it was so brave of them to share their heartbreaking news with the public -- especially by releasing their own statement, rather than having a family representative speak for them instead. Since they are a high profile couple, it would've been impossible to keep the news to themselves, but hopefully by sharing it with fans, it will help them heal.

I've never had a miscarriage, but something tells me if I ever did, I wouldn't be able to hide what I was going through. I'm fairly certain I'd want to share the news even though it would be incredibly painful to talk about -- because I think bottling it up inside would make it harder for me to grieve.

I think it would only make things harder to keep the loss private -- all while having your family and friends not understand why you seem so sad, closed off, or just noticeably different. At least if they know what you are going through, they can support you and be there to listen, let you cry on their shoulder, and offer words of comfort and encouragement.

My heart and prayers go out to Jack and Lisa, and I only hope they can find some sort of peace during this horrible time.

Would you share the news of a miscarriage or keep it private?

 

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Debbie Bush

Anyone that's ever lost a baby feels your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wendy Kaplan

Something to remember if you have a friend or family member who has suffered a miscarriage: NEVER say, "You'll have other children," or "You're young, you can have many more children." The lost baby, even if early in the first trimester, is a real person to its mom and dad, especially the mother, and the loss is every bit as real and devastating as any other loss. It is a death. Be kind and treat it as such.

Christy Billig

so sorry for the loss of the Osborne baby, very sad. prayers and thoughts to the family.

Debbie Perdue Robinson

Yes and it was a horrible feeling especially the 3rd and 4th one, my heart goes out to them. Thoughts and prayers are sent their way.

Maria Davis

May The Lord comfort Jack & his wife as they grieve the loss of there baby. My heart goes out to you,my prayers are with you. Hugs

Debbie Cotton

I lost my first son when I was 8 months pregnant and fully understand your pain. 2 things that helped me through. 1. God needed my son for a special service and did not want him to be born of this world, though he still is of sin. 2. A story a father of 8 children told my husband, just after we lost our son. He said, He and his wife had had 6 miscarriages before they were blessed with their 8 children. God gives us strength and rewards us well. God be with both of you in your loss, but know he is in a better place. I now am the mother of 3 children whom have blessed me with 5 grandchildren.

Marilyn Flyte

It is a very sad time. I had two and cried every time I saw a young mom with a baby. Started with adoption plans and then--pregnant. So happy. Had three sons and one daughter so was blessed after all. This too shall pass. Keep the faith and take good are of yourself. Sure I or someone in the family would share the news. People care and share your sadness.

Diana Lee

Her own quote touched me very deeply: "It’s important to stay hopeful and optimistic through life’s toughest moments. We never know why things like this happen. All we can do is trust in God and know he has a plan for our lives."  Even in the midst of their pain....this beautiful faith.  My prayers are with them.

Nneka Hall

There's no shame in pregnancy and infant loss. I lost my youngest daughter, Annaya Marie at 39 weeks gestational age. I speak openly about my loss and don't care who has a problem with it. It is uncomfortable for a moment to those who don't want to talk about loss. But, those who have lived in its reality are uncomfortable living without their child for the rest of their life.

Susan Donnelly Stolz

A lost baby is never ever forgotten. Number 3 son would have been turning 42 this December 7th. The aching sorrow goes away, but never the thoughts of what could have been.

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