Television star Vienna Girardi, 31, rose to fame as a contestant on ABC’s hit reality series, “The Bachelor.”
In 2010, Girardi competed against 24 other women to win the heart of a hunky pilot, Jake Pavelka. And she ultimately scored the coveted final rose.
Pavelka got down on one knee and proposed to Girardi, but their relationship didn’t last long. The couple called it quits shortly after the show ended amidst cheating rumors, according to E! News.Jason LaVeris/Getty Images
In 2016, Girardi found love once again. According to Hollywood Life, the reality star got engaged to NASCAR driver Todd Allen after three years of dating.
But her second engagement didn’t last long either — they also called it quits just a few months later.
But in June, Girardi announced some major news about her life. The reality star revealed on Instagram that she was pregnant with twins.
Though she kept the identity of her baby daddy under wraps, the mom-to-be posted a sonogram of the little ones captioned, “Twice the blessing, Twice the fun.”
In July, Girardi held a gender reveal party to announce that she was expecting two baby girls. But sadly, her excitement didn’t get to last for long.
Girardi announced on Sunday that she had miscarried her twin daughters earlier this month.
She wrote on Facebook:
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to write. On Aug 3rd, I went in for an ultra sound bc the Perinatologist notice one of my twins had more fluids than the other which was the first sign of TTTS(Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) this is when one twin takes more nutrients than the other. They said that it did look like it had improved over the last week though.
Unfortunately, that was not the case and that evening my water broke due to the amniotic sacs rupturing. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital trying everything to save them.
Girardi said she went into septic shock and her babies’ hearts “stopped beating.” She wrote:
My little angels went to Heaven on Aug 5th and I was rushed into the OR for emergency surgery and was in the ICU for 4 days.
But even though she’s devastated, the reality star said that she now hopes that her loss can help other mothers in the future.
After days of laying in bed heart broken and trying to piece what happened back together a doctor asked me if I would consider donating my little girls to science so they can also understand why this happens and be able to save another women who has twins with TTTS.
Girardi said donating her little girls’ bodies to science was the “hardest decision” she ever made, but she knew it would help prevent other mothers from going through what she did.
For now, she asks for privacy as she continues to mourn the loss of her children.