Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey welcomed their third child Phoenix Robert last year—and Vanessa just revealed that she went through emergency surgery in the process. During an episode of long-running reality show Dancing with the Stars, the star broke down crying while talking about her son arriving 10 weeks early:
“I was in the hospital on bed rest and then my water broke. I was only 29 weeks,” she said. “I was on the operating bed and I looked up and I didn’t know a single face and I remembered thinking, 'I hope the baby’s okay and don’t worry about me. Just make him okay.'"
Nick added, “I’ll never forget. She called me in a panic: ‘They’re taking me in for an emergency surgery. Get here as quick as you can'....I think as a man, you want to believe you can protect your kids, protect your wife. I never felt so helpless.”
This is completely heart-wrenching and so brave. 💜