(Trigger Warning: This article talks about pregnancy loss and miscarriage.)
Actor Kellan Lutz and his wife of two years, Brittany Lutz, are mourning the loss of their unborn child. In Instagram posts shared by both Kellan and Brittany, the couple revealed Brittany was six months pregnant when she suffered a miscarriage.
On November 28, 2019, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. Brittany shared a photo of the two of them sharing a kiss as they held up an infant-sized denim jacket.
Brittany simply captioned the photo, saying, “Can’t wait to meet you, Little Lutz!” And Kellan posted the same photo to his account, writing, “HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019. So much to be grateful for this year… and even more so in 2020! So proud of my wife Brittany and so pumped for our lil family to grow into 3 + Koda. Get here already!”
Over the last two-and-a-half months, Brittany shared numerous photos of her baby bump and brought her followers along for the ride. She wrote in December that she first learned she was pregnant in March 2019, but the night before she was going to tell Kellan he was going to be a father, she started to cramp.
“Back in March, right after my birthday, I was feeling a little extra ‘hormonal’ and considering we had been trying to get pregnant for nearly 6 months I thought, ‘Could this be it..? Oh God please let this be it.’ And with one test, it was confirmed, we had done it. We were actually pregnant.”
Brittany continued, at the time, “I know my story isn’t the most traumatic miscarriage story out there. But there’s still something devastating about thinking you have something or actually having it, and watching it slip through your fingers.”
Kellan and Brittany later learned that the reason she couldn’t carry a child was because she “had numerous fibroids (tumors) and endometriosis spots that were making it near impossible for my uterus to sustain a life.” However, after undergoing surgery, the couple was able to conceive again.
Brittany and Kellan Lutz Reveal Miscarriage at 6 Months
Then on February 6, Brittany took to Instagram to say that while they are devastated to lose their daughter so soon, it was an honor and a pleasure to be her mom over the last six months.
“I did my best,” Brittany wrote. “And it was an absolute joy seeing your little face all those times on that screen and feeling your tiny kicks. I don’t know why it happened the way it did, but part of me finds so much peace knowing you never experienced pain or heartache and never will.” She continued:
“You’re in the arms of Jesus now and one day we will get to meet you for real. Until I see you in heaven… your mommy loves you so much. I’m not ready to talk about what happened, and I’m not sure I ever will. But I can say I am SO grateful for the most amazing husband who’s been by my side the entire time. I have the best most supportive family. The prayers from friends have meant everything. My incredible doctor and the amazing team at UCLA Medical Center who kept me alive are the real MVPs. And to all of you who donate blood- I have never been more grateful for you. Without you, people like me wouldn’t be here. Thank you for respecting all of our privacy right now. Gonna take some time away to process and heal.”
Kellan also shared a statement, calling his wife his “wonder woman” and referring to the last week as a “rollercoaster with a lot of emotions.”
“Taking heartbrokenness to a whole new level but grateful for these past 6 months and the journey itself. In life, we might not get the answers to all of our questions but we will always remain faithful!”
Kellan continued, “I love you, Brittany. Thank you all for all your love, respect in this private time, understanding of this situation, and utmost support!” Our thoughts and prayers are with Brittany and Kellan during this difficult time.
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