KEY POINTS

  • Maya Vander shared a family photo on Instagram when they celebrated Christmas after her pregnancy loss
  • The "Selling Sunset" star said it was not how she pictured Christmas Eve because their third child was supposed to be with them
  • Vander said she was smiling in the picture, but it was difficult because she was still grieving her pregnancy loss

Maya Vander got candid about her family's first Christmas celebration after her pregnancy loss.

The "Selling Sunset" star took to Instagram and shared a family photo. In the picture, she smiled while carrying her son Aiden, 2. Meanwhile, her husband, Dave Miller, had their daughter Elle, 18 months. The family was standing in front of their Christmas tree.

"This is not the Christmas Eve I had envisioned. This was the day Mason would have come home with us," she wrote in the caption. "It’s been two weeks since I lost my child."

She continued, "I am smiling in the photo, but I got to tell you, it’s been difficult. I never experienced grief this way."

According to Vander, they were taking it one day at a time, and she and Miller were trying their best to be in their best shape for their kids. Vander also acknowledged those who reached out to her and sent her supportive and encouraging messages. She and her husband were thankful for their kids and were optimistic that things would eventually be OK.

"I want to wish all of you [a] happy holiday season! I hope and have faith that after the storm comes the [rainbow]," she concluded.

Earlier this month, Vander shared an emotional post on social media to announce her pregnancy loss. The Israeli real estate agent had a stillbirth 38 weeks into her pregnancy.

She shared a photo of a pile of baby clothes in a memory box and expressed her grief, saying she had the "hardest day of my life."

"I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics," she wrote on Instagram. "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."

Vander explained that she decided to share the pregnancy loss with the public to avoid people from questioning her about her pregnancy. She didn't want to deal with questions like, "When is your due date?" after losing her baby.

Vander's "Selling Sunset" co-stars flooded her post with supportive messages following her heartbreaking experience.

"Maya, I love you so much," wrote co-star Heather Rae Young. "I’m so sorry, Maya," Young's husband Tarek El Moussa commented.

"This is unimaginable. It’s hard to find words," Chrishell Stause wrote. "My heart aches for you and your family. You are surrounded by so much love. Here for you for absolutely anything you need."

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