Celebrities Who Have Had Miscarriages

The list of celebrities who have had miscarriages is long and representative of how common this loss is. A miscarriage is the natural death of a baby still in its mother's womb. A miscarriage can be a heartbreaking experience for an expectant mother. Most miscarriages occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, and pregnancies with more than one baby are considered high risk. Celebrity or not, each woman who deals with a miscarriage has her own unique experience and deals with her grief in different ways. Perhaps reading a list of famous people who have had miscarriages can bring some solace to grieving parents and act as a way for them to know that they are not alone. 

Friends star Jennifer Aniston reportedly suffered multiple miscarriages during her marriage to Brad Pitt. Aniston has not spoken publicly about any miscarriages, but other celebrities have. Beyonce Knowles documented her experience in her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream.

Singer Mariah Carey has been very open about her struggles with getting pregnant. In interviews she has spoken about her heartbreaking miscarriage. She is now the mother of beautiful twins. (Their father is her ex-husband, Nick Cannon.) Other famous women who have had miscarriages include Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, Some Like it Hot actress Marilyn Monroe, Breakfast at Tiffany's star Audrey Hepburn, Demi Moore, Courteney Cox, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Eyes Wide Shut star Nicole Kidman.

 


  • Britney Spears and fiancé Sam Asghari suffered a miscarriage, the pair revealed via a joint statement shared to Instagram on May 14, 2022. 

    “We are grateful for what we have in the process of expanding our beautiful family. Thank you for your support,” Spears wrote, along with the statement. 

    “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However, we were overly excited to share the good news. Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment,” the statement read. 

  • Savannah Guthrie
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    Savannah Guthrie revealed that she had a miscarriage and went through two rounds of IVF before conceiving her son Charley in a March 21, 2022, interview with Good Housekeeping.

    “I stopped even letting myself hope or believe I could [get pregnant], because the years were getting on. It wasn’t that I thought it was impossible; I just thought it wasn’t likely," Guthrie said.

    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Jessie J
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    Jessie J opened up about her recent miscarriage during a November 24, 2021, performance at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. 

    “I was told a long time ago that I couldn’t have children and I never believed it. I don’t believe in lies... I decided to have a baby by myself. And then by a miracle it worked for a little while. And yesterday, yeah, yesterday was f***ing s***.” In a since-deleted Instagram post shared hours before her show, Jessie J had revealed that she had lost her baby, and was "dreading the thought of getting through" the LA gig.

    “I wanted to be here tonight, because the one thing I believe in the most in this whole entire universe, beyond surface conversations, and Instagram, and the internet, is being human and being vulnerable and being real,” she said, reflecting on hearing loss in December 2020, a Ménière’s disease diagnosis that followed, and then losing her voice. “And then I lost my baby... I know I’m going to be okay, because there is really nothing else to choose in the way I live.”

    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Chadwell Heath, London, United Kingdom
  • In a New York Times opinion essay published November 25, 2020, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. She wrote that after changing her son Archie's diaper:

    I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.

    She said that "despite the staggering commonality" of going through a miscarriage, discussion about the pain it causes remains taboo, and those who share their experience make it easier for others to do so: "In being invited to share our pain, together we take the first steps toward healing."