Little Women: Dallas’s Emily Fernandez on the ‘Traumatic’ Loss of Her Son — Exclusive
Emily Fernandez Mourns the Loss of Her Baby Boy
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Little Women: Dallas’s Emily Fernandez on the ‘Traumatic’ Loss of Her Son — Exclusive


After two seasons of Little Women: Atlanta, it’s time for star Emily Fernandez to move to Little Women: Dallas.

The big change couldn’t come at a better time for the 25-year-old, who lost her 3-month-old son JJ this August to a series of health complications.

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The Lifetime star chatted with Wetpaint about dealing with her grief, filming through the trauma, and her brand new series.

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“It’s definitely been a struggle,” she tells us exclusively of hers and boyfriend Lontel Johnson’s “traumatic” loss.  

“Lontel and I had a rough first couple months. And now we’re doing OK. We talk to each other about it and that’s how we get through it.”

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Emily is also helping her daughter Eva, 5, work through her grief as she starts kindergarten.   

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“Eva’s doing good,” the reality star assures us. “She does speak about it and ask questions, which I encourage her to do.”  

It seems we’ll see some of that emotional parenting when Dallas premieres Wednesday, November 2.

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“This season of Dallas is kind of me finding my groove again,” the mother explains.

“But I’m also still coping with what I’m going through … So you can still see I’m trying to work through it. I’m not fully OK yet, but I’m doing my best to put on a good face.”

Despite some heavy subject material, it’s clear the network’s newest Little Women franchise will share its sister show’s trademark fun-loving atmosphere.

“The Dallas cast is a lot more young,” the busy mom says of her new “free-spirited” co-stars, including BFF Bri Barlup.  

“They’re fun, they’re just finding their groove, they’re finding who they are, and getting their careers.”

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Now that Emily’s leading a number of Lifetime reality shows — like friend Terra Jolé — it’s impossible not to wonder if she’s considering following in the Dancing With the Stars contestant’s footsteps.

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“I don’t think I could remember that many dances,” the club promoter jokes — although we shouldn’t count her out yet.

“But I’m always open to anything,” she continued. “So if the opportunity came up I would give it a try — I don’t know how successful I would be but I would give it a try.”

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Well, Emily, we’ll be here ready to cheer you on when the time comes!

Little Women: Dallas premieres Wednesday, November 2, at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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