This post deals with stillbirth and miscarriage and might be triggering for some readers.
Maya Vander is a fan favourite on Netflix's Selling Sunset. Loved for her blunt honesty and humour, the Israeli-American realtor has opened her life up for viewers to see for over five seasons on the reality TV show.
In the latest season, we saw Maya was pregnant and getting ready for the birth of her child. But when the cameras stopped in December 2021, Maya experienced a stillbirth at 38 weeks.
While Selling Sunset season five was playing out on screens, Maya said that although she enjoyed the season, watching back on her pregnant self was challenging.
And this week – six months on from the stillbirth – Maya has sadly shared the news that she recently experienced another miscarriage.
Watch: A tribute to the babies we've lost. Post continues below.
Maya shared the news on her Instagram stories alongside an image of her sleeping three-year-old son Aiden, saying she has experienced another pregnancy loss.
"I had a very crazy week," she said. "Miscarriage after 10 weeks… following my stillbirth. But my kids and my husband are absolutely my blessing and I am so lucky to be their mother!"
She credited her partner, David Miller, their son Aiden and two-year-old daughter, Elle, with giving her "joy and happiness".
"Hug and love the people you care about. Don't take things for granted."
During her time on Selling Sunset, Maya had been open about previously experiencing two miscarriages before the birth of Aiden.
In July 2021, Maya announced she was expecting, writing on Instagram: "Here we go again, baby number three will be our Christmas/Chanukah present! Some people think I'm crazy for having a third child, but I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be these babies' mum. Pregnancy is such an incredible experience, one I'd never take for granted. A woman's body can do incredible things."
For the next four to five months, Maya was filming for season five of Selling Sunset, showing houses, talking real estate and group drama, along with preparing for her new baby.