We’re not sure if this is the right term, but condolences — and prayers — to QVC host Shawn Killinger on her recent miscarriage. We wish her all the best and hope her pain is eventually eased.
Killinger talked about her experience on Facebook and on her blog on QVC.com. We applaud her for her honesty and willingness to open up about what happened. She will be returning to the air Sept. 2.
The entire, heartfelt blog is here:
Here is an excerpt from it:
I have always shared ‘my everything’ with you, always been humorously over-honest, unapologetically the over-sharer. I’ve always wanted to keep things real between us, because otherwise what’s the point?
I’ve been slow to do that with something recently, something very painful and private, something I wanted to keep to myself to keep it protected, and untouched by public consumption. But my need for privacy is causing worry, speculation, uncertainty, and in a few isolated cases, fueling some rumors.
My heart doesn’t have the energy for that stuff, so after talking to Joe, we wanted to reach out and explain why you have not seen me.
A few weeks ago, Joe and I lost a baby, a beautiful baby girl. We were almost 5 months pregnant. That is why I had been sitting down during shows, and took a break from Saturdays. I was very close to announcing my pregnancy.
I know you probably wonder why in these situations “we” wait so long, “It’s so wonderful and obvious, why doesn’t she just tell us she’s pregnant already?!”. This is why…………because having to undo the greatest joy with news of a loss, on a very public stage, is even more painful.
Killinger also requested that when she comes back to QVC, viewers not call in to offer their best wishes, condolences, etc.
She is mourning, but wants to be able to move on. And those calls will not help. Please heed her wishes.