Bethenny Frankel Talks Miscarriage - Other Stars Who Miscarried

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The pain of losing a baby to miscarriage is familiar to many women - even celebrities. While miscarriage is usually a private issue, many celebrities have gone public when they have miscarried, perhaps in hopes of offering hope to others who have experienced the same thing.

Bethenny Frankel

"Bethenny Ever After" star Bethenny Frankel disclosed a miscarriage to viewers during a "Today" show appearance. The actress, who has a toddler daughter named Bryn, admitted that at age 41, "the window's closing" on whether she can have more children with husband Jason Hoppy.

In Glamour magazine, Frankel disclosed her heartbreak over learning that her unborn baby was a girl. "I was picturing Bryn with a little sister. Two little girls in rain boots," she explained.

Frankel endeared herself to fans by admitting her first thoughts upon miscarrying her child at 8 weeks: "The first thing that I thought about was, 'Oh my gosh, I can't believe what people must go through if they can't even have the one."

Michelle Duggar

Sure, the famous mom has 19 kids. But the recent loss of #20, Jubilee Shalom, was still painful for Jim Bob Duggar and his wife, Michelle. The family, who has their own TLC reality show, "19 Kids and Counting," celebrated Jubilee's memory in a December memorial service. In remarks played at the service, Michelle recounted the many life experiences she would miss with Jubilee, from going to the zoo to reading books.

Nicole Kidman

When she was married to first husband Tom Cruise, actress Nicole Kidman suffered a miscarriage. The couple went on to adopt son and daughter Connor and Isabella, but the pain of the miscarriage stayed with Nicole: "We lost a baby early on, so that was really very traumatic." Courteney Cox

Before becoming mom to daughter Coco, "Cougars" star Courteney Cox and then-husband David Arquette endured several miscarriages. "I get pregnant fairly easily, but I have trouble keeping them," Cox has shared.

Celine Dion

Vegas diva Celine Dion may currently have 3 children with husband Rene Angelil, but it hasn't happened easily. The singer has been public about her experience with IVF in an effort to build her family, and about the pregnancy loss she's endured as well. She has called the miscarriage she suffered before giving birth to twins Nelson and Eddy "physically and emotionally exhausting."

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