Selena Gomez's Mom Writes Heartbreaking Post Honoring the Child She Lost to Miscarriage
Selena Gomez‘s mother will never forget.
Mandy Teefey shared an emotional Instagram post on Monday remembering Scarlett, the daughter she lost to miscarriage in 2011. She shared a series of photos showing her pregnant, including one where Gomez smiles as she places her hand on her mom’s belly, and a throwback photo where Teefey is holding the singer as a baby.
“Thank you to all the fans who honored our Scarlett yesterday,” she captioned the images. “Dec. 17th will never be the same, but we decide to celebrate her by writing her letters on red balloons and releasing them.”
However, the day was a joyous one for another reason: 13 Reasons Why, for which Teefey and Gomez both serve as executive producers, wrapped the filming of season 2.
“Family is what matters, blood or not, #family13 made me smile and feel loved when so needed and they didn’t know,” she said.
She added that she honored Scarlett with her husband Brian (Gomez’s step-father) and 4-year-old daughter Grace.
Teefey concluded, “Fans, I want you to know you are family because I have a huge family and you are the only ones who remember! XO forever.”
The mother of two, 41, shared an emotional message on Instagram Sunday, along with a photo of Gomez, 25, and Raisa, 29, holding hands from their hospital beds.
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“This picture is one of the most breathtaking images that will live with me forever. For all those moments of not knowing if we were going up or going down, I can always come back to this picture and know we can always make it back up,” Teefey wrote.
“As a mother I was helpless, scared and all I could do was pray for both of them, Francia’s beautiful family. I am pretty sure I am banned from that hospital. Mama Bear was in high gear,” she continued.
“Selena gained a kidney, I was able to keep my little girl, but I also gained another daughter….thank you to everyone who was there for Sel, Francia and our families. We survived from all the love, prayers and God.”