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Matty ‘J’ Johnson talks about the devastating miscarriages he and fiancée Laura Byrne suffered

The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson discusses the devastating miscarriages he and fiancée Laura Byrne suffered: ‘It’s really hard to come to terms with’


Former Bachelor star Matty J has spoken about how he and fiancée Laura Byrne dealt with their heartbreaking miscarriages and how he overcame them as a father.

Speaking to 9Honey Parenting this week, the 34-year-old said pregnancy loss is ‘really hard to come to terms with’ and ‘awful’ for both men and women.

Laura previously revealed on her Life Uncut podcast that she suffered two miscarriages during their journey to conceive, although they now share two children together, Marlie-Mae, 2, and Lola, 11 months. 

Devastating: The Bachelor’s Matty ‘J’ Johnson spoke about the devastating miscarriages he and fiancée Laura Byrne suffered and admitted ‘it’s really hard to come to terms with’

‘While you’re ecstatic that you’ve got this little gift, it’s hard not to get excited. All of a sudden the rug is pulled beneath you. It’s just it’s gone. It’s taken away,’ he explained.

He added: ‘And it’s really hard to come to terms with.’

Matty said that talking about the experience helps, but he and Laura are wary they might experience a miscarriage again as they plan to expand their brood in future. 

'While you're ecstatic that you've got this little gift, it's hard not to get excited. All of a sudden the rug is pulled beneath you. It's just it's gone. It's taken away,' he explained

‘While you’re ecstatic that you’ve got this little gift, it’s hard not to get excited. All of a sudden the rug is pulled beneath you. It’s just it’s gone. It’s taken away,’ he explained

In April 2020, Laura revealed on her Life Uncut podcast that she and Matty suffered their second devastating miscarriage. 

She had also previously spoken about having a miscarriage with Matty before welcoming daughter Marlie Mae.

‘Just two months ago, Matt and I went through our second miscarriage and that still feels raw and very bizarre to even say out loud,’ she told co-host Brittany Hockley in 2020.

'It still feels raw': In April 2020, Laura revealed on her Life Uncut podcast that she and Matty suffered their second devastating miscarriage

‘It still feels raw’: In April 2020, Laura revealed on her Life Uncut podcast that she and Matty suffered their second devastating miscarriage

Laura went on to explain that she was speaking out to help end the stigma surrounding miscarriage, after feeling ‘incredibly alone’ following her first one in 2018.  

‘It is painful and it is lonely, but it doesn’t need to be quite so lonely, and the more that we talk about it, and the more that we de-stigmatise it, then I feel other women who are going through the same thing may feel more supported,’ she concluded.

Laura and Matt fell in love on the 2017 season of the Bachelor.

The pair became engaged while on vacation in Fiji in April 2018, two months before they welcomed their daughter.

Their story: Laura and Matt fell in love on the 2017 season of the Bachelor

Their story: Laura and Matt fell in love on the 2017 season of the Bachelor

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