90 Day Fiance star Deavan Clegg has announced she and husband Jihoon Lee have sadly lost their baby.
Deavan, a 22-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to announce she has suffered a pregnancy miscarriage with her third child.
The baby would have been Deavan’s second child with Jihoon, a 29-year-old from Seoul, South Korea.
“A lot of people have been asking if I am pregnant. I haven’t address this head on yet. I want to first start off by saying, thank you so much for your support and love,” Deavan wrote in a since-edited post.
“With heavy hearts we have to announce sad news. Last Monday we did end up losing our baby. We are heart broken and focusing on healing. I want to apologize for not telling anyone sooner. But we needed this time to heal as a family.”
Deavan continued in the post, “A lot of people go through this, and we feel for so many people and wish everyone who has suffered through this same situation happiness and healing. We are healing and doing better, and want to thank everyone for your support during this very difficult time.”
Deavan signed the post from Jihoon and herself and added the following hashtags: #90dayfiancetheotherway, #90dayfiance, #beforethe90days, and #90dayfiancehappilyeverafter.
Earlier this month, Deavan addressed pregnancy rumors swirling about her in an interview with In Touch Weekly and suggested her pregnancy was at risk.
“Rumors spread like wild fire in this industry,” Deavan told In Touch.
“As many know I had two very hard complicated pregnancies already. And due to my medical problems I wish to not speak upon these rumors. I can’t confirm or deny these rumors but can ask fans to continue to watch the show.”
Sources also told In Touch that Deavan had been “struggling with a lot of issues from her previous pregnancy,” adding that she was trying hard to “focus on her health and recovery” at the time.
Deavan and Jihoon star on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, which aired its season finale on October 7 and will air Part 1 of its Tell-All special on Monday, October 14.
Deavan and Jihoon welcomed a son, Taeyang Lee, into the world in April. His birth was documented for the reality series, and Deavan was forced to have a C-section before her baby’s due date because she had dangerously high blood pressure towards the end of her pregnancy.
Deavan is also mom to a three-year-old daughter, Drascilla, whom she welcomed with an ex.
News of Deavan’s third pregnancy leaked in September when a posting she had written in a private Facebook group for Korean residents was shared publicly.
Deavan wrote in the Facebook group, “So I am currently pregnant and do not have health insurance in Korea and I don’t know where to start or what to do.”
“I just found out my insurance is not international,” she continued. “I’m also unaware of how much it would cost to have a child here. And I’m starting to think I should go back to my home country because of this.
Deavan then appeared to confirm she wrote the post and had another baby on the way in a Instagram Stories posting on September 24.
“I was in a private Facebook group that is based in Korea with only Korean based people so it’s sad to see my personal stuff being leaked when it’s a group I went to for advice on life in Korea,” Deavan wrote in an image.
“Just shows you can’t even trust people even if it’s not even in your home country.”
“Please out of respect stop messaging me and asking me I’m not going to speak about it. I trusted this group and it was my safe place for a long time,” Deavan added in a subsequent Instagram comment.
“I need time and I haven’t even told family because of how early it is so stop messaging me about this topic #90dayfiance #90dayfiancetheotherway.”
Deavan had also posted earlier Instagram comments reiterating she was surprised her Facebook group posting had leaked out.
“Is it really true you’re already pregnant again? I saw screenshots of you saying you’re pregnant in Korea,” a follower asked on an Instagram posting Deavan had made prior to September 24.
“Which page,” Deavan asked back.
“It’s on Reddit,” another follower replied. “I DM’d you a screenshot.”
As shown on 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, Deavan is in love with Jihoon and decided to uproot her life by leaving the United States and moving to South Korea to be with him.
Deavan quit her job and packed up her belongings in Utah to marry a man she barely in a country completely foreign to her.
Deavan brought Taeyang on the plane with her when he was about two months old, but she decided to have Drascilla fly across the world only after determining their lifestyle with Jihoon would be sufficient and Jihoon could support them.
However, Deavan quickly discovered in South Korea that Jihoon needed more time before they could rent an apartment of their own. Jihoon told Deavan they must live with his parents for several months.
Deavan also found out Jihoon has a criminal past and was in some serious debt. His friends said Jihoon also spends money as soon as he makes it and had zero savings at the time.
However, Deavan chose to forgive Jihoon for lying to her, and they ended up marrying so they could continue their life together as a couple and as parents.