Big Brother Star Britney Haynes’ Newborn Daughter Has Cancer (UPDATE)
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Big Brother Star Britney Haynes’ Newborn Daughter Has Cancer (UPDATE)

UPDATE (9/25/13): Good news from Britney: She tweeted on September 24, "Round 2 of chemo went well! Tilly is all smiles today. :)" So glad to hear it! Stay strong, little love. The day before, Britney also shared, "Can't say thank you enough for all the thoughts and prayers.I'll be posting updates to a blog soon, thanks to a dear friend, @HeadOfHOFFhold." That dear friend is Big Brother 12 veteran Matt Hoffman.

Original story (9/14/13):

Big Brother has trained us to expect the unexpected, but this is beyond unexpected — it's a horrible shock.

Fan favorite Britney Haynes, of Big Brother 12 and last year's BB14, welcomed her first child with husband Nathan "Ryan" Godwin on July 13. Although Tilly Elizabeth came into this world "happy, healthy, and amazing" at 8 pounds, 3 ounces, she was recently diagnosed with cancer. At this point, the details aren't clear, but Britney just posted a note on Facebook that was shared across Big Brother fan sites:

Britney's last tweet was on August 31, which would be the day before she got the awful news. Now fans are tweeting to her account to share their thoughts and prayers for Tilly.

There was some question on the validity of the Facebook post, but Evel Dick Donato — who won Big Brother 8 and returned on BB13 — responded to fans asking for confirmation by tweeting, "yes, she sent out a text to a lot of BB people before going public." He said she sent the text a couple of weeks ago, but he didn't know the type of cancer.

Update: Britney later confirmed the sad news on Twitter, writing:

It’s so hard to understand why something like this would happen, but we send our love and hope to Britney and family. #PrayForTilly

Sources: @britney_haynes, Big Brother Spice, @hamsterwatch, @EvelDick