Odette Annable shared the heartbreaking information that she suffered a pregnancy loss for the third time.
“NOT A PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT,” the “House” alum, 36, captioned a black-and-white Instagram photo on Tuesday of herself cradling a small child bump late final 12 months.
“The one thing that was certain was how Dave and I both felt when I found out I was pregnant. We were elated,” she wrote of her husband.
“After having two miscarriages after [our 5-year-old daughter] Charlie and after our personal journey as a couple, we finally felt like we were in the right place and our gift was this baby in my belly. I was 15 weeks pregnant when this photo was taken back in December and today would have been your due date. There was another plan and our baby is no longer with us.”
Annable expressed how grateful she was to have carried her little one for the few months that she did, noting that it made her see how grateful she was for her husband of 10 years and their daughter.
“I miss feeling this sweet baby grow but I also know that it was a gift carrying our baby and a privilege for even the short time we spent together. It never felt right to not share or celebrate this moment in our life, I just needed the space to do it,” she wrote. “I have found that there are always silver linings in the hard things if you look closely. And they are without doubt my husband and my daughter.”
The actress continued, “This experience has given me a new appreciation for my husband who was a rock for me and was unwavering with his support even though I know he was feeling it all as well. It made me marvel at what a miracle Charlie is. What a miracle and a blessing it is to have a healthy child. I am so grateful for my family. We love you always and forever little angel 👼🏼.”
Annable defined that she needed to share her story to let followers know that social media sometimes tends to spotlight solely the constructive components of an individual’s life and that it doesn’t at all times inform the complete story.
“My social media page consists mostly of a highlight reel. I try to keep it as authentic as I can, but I also largely focus on the positive because that feels good to me,” she wrote. “But this is real and this is part of life. The really hard stuff that you never think or want to come your way.”
The Annables bought married in 2010 and welcomed Charlie in 2015. They hit a tough patch in 2019, announcing their separation that October, however confirmed lower than a 12 months later that they had been back together.