Reality star Maya Vander – who announced her pregnancy to fans on Netfix’s Selling Sunset – took to social media to share that her third child was sadly born sleeping at 38 weeks
Selling Sunset reality star Maya Vander has shared the devastating news that she had a stillbirth.
The Netflix personality told about the tragedy with an emotional post shared on her Instagram page today.
Maya – who shares children Aiden, 2, and a daughter, Elle, 1, with her husband – said it was ‘the hardest day of her life’, as she revealed she’d named her son Mason Miller.
“Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had a still birth at 38 weeks. I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics,” she began the post.
“Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone. What was a regular weekly checkup turned into a nightmare that I never imagine will happen to me.”
Maya said she wanted to share the heartbreaking news because she would inevitably asked when she was due after revealing her pregnancy on the show.
“Given I share my pregnancies in the show I knew I’ll have to post about this and avoid the ‘when is your due date’ question. You will always be in our heart Mason Miller,” Maya concluded her brave post.
Alongside the caption was a photo of a box filled with baby items including a blanket and a heart shape crafted out of fabric.
Maya has been open in the past about how she struggled to fall pregnant, and suffered two devastating miscarriages before announcing she was expecting son Aiden during season one of the hit show.
Her followers took to the comments as they sent their condolences to the reality star.
“I know words can’t help right now with what you are going through. You and your family will be in my prayers at this tough time,” one wrote.
“My heart breaks for you and your family. Sending lots of love and prayers your way during this unthinkable time of grief,” another added.
The reality star recently revealed she wouldn’t be returning to the show as a ‘full-time cast member’ if Selling Sunset was renewed for a sixth season, as she wanted to focus on her family.
“I’m probably not going to be a full-time cast member because it’s going to be difficult for me logistically to do the back-and-forth again, especially with a third child,” Maya wrote in a post on Instagram last month.
“Realistically speaking, I’m probably going to stay more focused on Miami, my family and my business here, if we get renewed for another season,” the realtor added.