Selling Sunset star Maya Vander has paid tribute to her children in an emotional social media post.
The reality TV star, 39, shared a sweet photo of her two children – son Aiden, two, and Elle, 19 months – on Instagram, weeks after she devastatingly lost her third child at 38 weeks pregnant.
Posting a photo of her two children embracing on her Instagram story, Maya captioned the post: “My oxygen.”
Just weeks before Christmas, Maya shared the sad news that she had delivered her baby boy, Mason, in a stillbirth at 38 weeks.
"Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone," Maya emotionally told her followers on 10 December.
"Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had a still birth at 38 weeks. I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics.
"Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box… I do not wish this on anyone.
"What was a regular weekly checkup turned into a nightmare that I never imagine will happen to me. Given I share my pregnancies in the show I knew I’ll have to post about this and avoid the 'when is your due date' question."
The 39 year old added: "You will always be in our heart Mason Miller," followed by a broken heart emoji and a blue heart emoji.
On Christmas Eve, the real estate agent then posted a photo of her, her husband David Miller and their two children, saying she was taking the loss “one day at a time”.
She wrote: “This is not the Christmas Eve I had envisioned. This was the day Mason would have come home with us. It’s been two weeks since I lost my child. I am smiling in the photo but I got to tell you, it’s been difficult.
“I never experienced grief this way. Our family is taking it one day at a time and we are just trying our best for the kids. I am extremely grateful for all the kindness and messages I have been getting. We are thankful for our children and know that it will be ok…”
Maya’s followers and co-stars were quick to offer condolences for the family’s loss.
Selling Sunset’s Brett Oppenheim wrote: “Maya I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine what you’re going through, but I’m proud of you for sharing, and allowing everyone to see your vulnerability, which I think will empower others to better cope with loss. I love you. I’ll call you soon, and I’ll be in Miami soon so I can give you a much needed hug.”
Meanwhile, the show’s Crishell Stause said: “This is the unimaginable. It’s hard to find words.
"My heart aches for you and your family. You are surrounded by so much love. Here for you for absolutely anything you need.”
Davina Potratz commented: “My darling Maya, it’s hard to find the words, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, it completely shattered my heart when you told me what happened.
"You are so strong and brave to share your story. I love you very much and wish I could be there with you, but here for you always.”
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