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Host of Selling Sunset, Maya Vander has shared the devastating news that she has miscarried at 10 weeks. This tragedy follows just six months after the birth of her stillborn son, Mason.
The stunning Israeli American real estate agent has two children Aiden and Elle with her busband Dave Miller, and in her heartbreaking Instagram story that started with the understated caption: “I had a very crazy week. Miscarriage after 10 weeks… following my still birth” with a crying face emoji.
Maya was one of the original hosts on Selling Sunset and featured in five seasons, however, after the loss of Mason, she chose not to return for the sixth season.
The Selling Sunset host has two children, Aiden and Elle, with her husband Dave Miller.
On her Instagram story showing a picture of her son, Aiden, fast asleep, the 40-year-old mum said “But my kids and my husband are absolutely my blessing and I am lucky to be their mother!! They bring joy and happiness to my life!!”
“Hug and love the people you care about,” she continued. “Don’t take things for granted.”
Maya and Dave met in California in 2014 and married in 2017. They welcomed their first child together, son Aiden in 2019 quickly followed by daughter Elle in May 2020. On Mother’s Day that year, Maya revealed that she had suffered “back-to-back miscarriages” before giving birth to Aiden and said “now I’m expecting baby no 2!”
Maya Vander reached 38 weeks with her third son, Mason, who was born sleeping shortly before Christmas 2021.
After Elle was born, Maya was quoted as saying she wasn’t sure if a third baby was on the cards as two was already “a lot of work” but that her thoughts and feelings changed day to day. Later posts on social media showed a glowing Maya with bump number three.
In December 2021, she shared that “Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had a stillbirth at 38 weeks. I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics”. Heartbreakingly, she continued “Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box. I do not wish this on anyone.”
Not the Christmas photo the family had anticipated as their son was still born just two weeks prior.
It’s presumed that Maya decided not to take on season 6 of the hit luxury real estate show to focus on her family after the life-changing loss of baby Mason.
Her Christmas photo was not the one they could have anticipated sharing. Maya said, “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… I want to wish all of you happy holiday season! I hope and have faith that after the storm comes the 🌈🙏”