‘God Give Us Peace’ — A ‘Heartbroken’ Nick Carter Shares Sad News About Wife’s Miscarriage

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Former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has always had a way with the ladies. He’s been a fan favorite for over 25 years now (yup guys, we’re THAT old). But this week he’s winning the hearts of gals and moms everywhere for a much different reason than his choreographed dancing.

The singer took to Twitter on Monday with the heartbreaking announcement that he and wife Lauren had suffered a miscarriage.

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“God give us peace during this time,” he wrote. “I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I’m heart broken.”

He later followed up with a separate tweet that read, “It was a little sister for Odin…”

Odin is the couple’s two-year-old son.

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This isn’t the first time the Backstreet Boy has been open about he and Lauren’s journey with pregnancy and miscarriage. He previously shared about their struggles to get pregnant during his time on Dancing With the Stars back in 2015.

In a pre-taped video package, Carter announced that he and Lauren were expecting their first child and detailed the difficult road of miscarriage that they’d endured.

“It’s been rocky, to be quite honest with you. There have been times when we thought it wouldn’t happen,” Carter told viewers about losing the baby before revealing that Lauren was now 16 weeks along with Odin.

“It was really hard on Nick,” Lauren tearfully said in the footage. “Just watching him get so excited about something, and then see him so hurt. That was hard.”

Nick Carter isn’t the only male celebrity speaking out about pregnancy loss this week.

Just days ago actor James Van Der Beek penned an emotional Instagram post reflecting on the three miscarriages he and wife Kimberly have suffered.

Accompanied by a photo of the couple with their newest little blessing, Van Der Beek writes of miscarriage, “It will tear you open like nothing else. It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced.”

 

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Wanted to say a thing or two about miscarriages… of which we’ve had three over the years (including right before this little beauty). First off – we need a new word for it. “Mis-carriage”, in an insidious way, suggests fault for the mother – as if she dropped something, or failed to “carry.” From what I’ve learned, in all but the most obvious, extreme cases, it has nothing to do with anything the mother did or didn’t do. So let’s wipe all blame off the table before we even start. Second… it will tear you open like nothing else. It’s painful and it’s heartbreaking on levels deeper than you may have ever experienced. So don’t judge your grief, or try to rationalize your way around it. Let it flow in the waves in which it comes, and allow it it’s rightful space. And then… once you’re able… try to recognize the beauty in how you put yourself back together differently than you were before. Some changes we make proactively, some we make because the universe has smashed us, but either way, those changes can be gifts. Many couples become closer than ever before. Many parents realize a deeper desire for a child than ever before. And many, many, many couples go on to have happy, healthy, beautiful babies afterwards (and often very quickly afterwards – you’ve been warned 😍). I’ve heard some amazing metaphysical explanations for them, mostly centering around the idea that these little souls volunteer for this short journey for the benefit of the parents… but please share whatever may have given you peace or hope along the way… Along with a new word for this experience. #miscarriage #WeNeedANewName #MoreCommonThanYouHearAbout @vanderkimberly

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Van Der Beek offers some sound advice about grief, and the hope that can still be found after pregnancy loss.

We’re praying that his words serve as an encouragement to Nick Carter, and anyone who has ever suffered this same tragedy. It happens so much more often than we know.

Talking about pregnancy loss is one of the greatest ways to overcome the pain. All the praise to these 90’s fan-favorites for being publicly REAL about that pain, and letting others know they are not alone.


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