Comedian and talk show host Loni Love opened up about her miscarriage during a particularly poignant moment on “The Real” this week.
During Tuesday’s episode of the panel show, Love and her co-hosts ― Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai ― talked about late periods and pregnancy scares. The light conversation became a little more emotional when Love (starting around the 3:30 mark) shared that she was pregnant for a brief time in her late 20s.
After missing her period, she took 14 pregnancy tests and visited a doctor to confirm that she was expecting. Though her partner was excited about the news, Love said she initially felt very nervous and uncertain about being pregnant and taking care of a baby
“And, sure enough, as soon as I was okay with it, about 8 weeks, I miscarried,” she said. Love said the pain she felt after this experience is the reason she never had children.
Getting teary-eyed, she explained, “I just never wanted that feeling again, because I was always afraid. I had so much love for that baby .... That’s why I don’t take it lightly. After that, I made sure that I would never get pregnant again, because I didn’t want to have to go through that. I felt like it was a person that I was letting down.”
Her co-hosts comforted her with a big group hug and reminded her that having a miscarriage was not her fault. As Mowry-Housley noted, Love is an amazing “auntie” to many kids, including her own.
Kudos to Love for opening up about a difficult topic and showing other women facing similar struggles that they are not alone.