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9 Celebrities Who’ve Opened Up About Their Miscarriages

Though up to 25% of pregnancies sadly end in miscarriage, it has felt like a topic women avoid discussing. Until recently, that is. Now more than ever, celebrity mothers are candidly sharing their stories with other women who have experienced the same heartbreak and loss. It's absolutely important that these stars are helping to pave the way for others to openly deal with their pain — it helps set the tone for future discussions. We are so proud of celebrity mothers — and every mother! — who has the courage to share her story. From Beyonce to Bethenny, these 9 celebrity moms had the courage to bare it all.
PUBLISHED ON 01/31/2013

Beyonce Knowles

Opening up about her struggle to conceive, Beyonce said, "About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names, I envisioned what my child would look like... I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up — and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I've ever written in my life. And it was actually the first song I wrote for my album. And it was the best form of therapy for me, because it was the saddest thing I've ever been through."

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Courtney Cox

Before welcoming her adorable daughter Coco, Cox struggled with several miscarriages. She said, "I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them."

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Kirstie Alley

Attributing her weight battles to her miscarriage, the star says, "When the baby was gone, I just didn't really get over it. Neither did my body. I so thoroughly convinced my body that it was still pregnant after nine months that I had milk coming from my breasts. I was still fat, I was still grieving, and I had just been told it was very possible I would never be able to have children. Fat, childless, with little hope for any future children... that's when I began to get fat.

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Brooke Shields

After miscarrying she wrote, "We were crushed. Up till then, I thought simply because it was time and I wanted to have a baby, it would work." She would later go on to conceive two children, Rown and Grier.

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Celine Dion

Before welcoming twin sons via IVF, Dion and her husband miscarried. Speaking of the experience she said, ""They said that I was pregnant, and a couple of days after, we were not pregnant again. We didn't want to feel like we were playing yo-yo. 'I'm pregnant. I'm not pregnant. I'm pregnant. I'm not pregnant.' So we didn't want to do this thing. But we did have a miscarriage... I never gave up. But I can tell you that it was physically and emotionally exhausting.”

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Bethenny Frankel

The reality TV star, who is already mom to daughter Bryn, miscarried after 8 weeks of pregnancy. She said, "That was a very emotional experience. Until you become a woman, you don't know the things that come with it. I have thought about other women more than myself. I can't believe what people go through if they can't even have the one."

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Nicole Kidman

Though the actress has been mum on her relationship with ex-husband Tom Cruise, she did say, "From the minute Tom and I were married, I wanted to have babies. And we lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic. And that's when we would adopt Bella."

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Emma Thompson

Sharing her sadness at not having anymore children, the star said (on a positive note), "There's been an awful lot of grief to get through in not being able to get pregnant again, but there are thousands and thousands of women like me who can't have children."

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Mariah Carey

Before welcoming her twins Moroccan and Monroe, Carey miscarried a baby over the holidays. She said, "It kind of shook us (her and husband Nick Cannon) both and took us into a place that was really dark and difficult. When that happened... I wasn’t able to even talk to anybody about it. That was not easy."

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