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.
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."
- Age: 39
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
Liz Sandoz and her husband, Vito Presta, revealed during their podcast on December 1, 2019, that she had suffered a miscarriage.
On the podcast, titled "Miraculous Mamas," Sandoz described the difficult experience: "Later that night I went to the bathroom and I just started crying. I just felt like - just because it was different than anything."
The two noted that they have greatly supported each other after the event and will continue to try to conceive.
- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Meghan McCain, in an op-ed for The New York Times on July 19, 2019, revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage.
She said the pregnancy had been "a joyful surprise many months ago now," but weeks earlier, while doing a photo shoot for The New York Times Magazine, she found out she had miscarried.
"I am not hiding anymore. My miscarriage was a horrendous experience and I would not wish it upon anyone," she wrote, later posting on Twitter that she hoped people would share her article with "someone who will be helped by it."
- Age: 35
- Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
- Photo: Christopher Polk / Getty Images
Famed soccer player Hope Solo revealed in the July 2019 issue of Elle that she suffered a miscarriage in February 2018.
Hope Solo was still suffering from pain about a week after miscarrying, and when she visited the doctor, she found out that she had actually been pregnant with twins. One of the eggs had been an ectopic pregnancy. "The doctor said I was hours from dying. They ended up having to remove my fallopian tube," Solo said.
- Age: 39
- Birthplace: Richland, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America