Little Women: Atlanta’s Emily Fernandez Mourns Death of Her Baby Boy
We’ve watched for months as Little Women: Atlanta star Emily Fernandez has struggled to deal with the health problems of her newborn son, hoping things would turn around. Sadly, baby JJ lost his battle on Friday, August 5.
The little boy, who was born on April 27 and was just over three months old, suffered from breathing issues and seizures. He had been in the midst of a long hospital stay, passing away in the care of doctors.
Emily shared the news with her fans on Instagram in a series of heartbreaking photos.
“No one will ever understand what you meant to me,” she captioned a photo of herself crying while holding her child. I still can't believe this is real."
And alongside what is a particularly gut-wrenching image — a close-up of JJ’s hand holding onto Lontel’s thumb — Emily writes, “My heart is so broken.”
The following day, Emily shared more photos, this time including her daughters.
“Seeing my 5 [year] old cry over the los[s] of her brother was prob[ably] the most devastating part of it all,” she wrote. “Eva loved you so much babyboy. She will always b[e] the best big sister.”
We cannot imagine the pain Emily and Lontel must be feeling. Our hearts go out to them and their family.