Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Wife Share Ultrasound Photo, Pic Of Where Miscarried Baby Is Buried (UPDATE)
Original story (9/11/17 at 12:13 p.m. ET):
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his wife are being very open about their recent miscarriage.
After the couple revealed they lost their second child (which subsequently led to the actor's relapse), they're now sharing more candid details about it, including a graphic ultrasound from the moment they found out they lost the baby.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the actor's wife Mara Lane unveils the place in the couple's backyard where their unborn child is buried, as well as a brief video clip of their doctor telling them their fetus had no heartbeat (swipe to see the latter).
To the showering of love received, thank you from bottom of our hearts. I am so humbled and got teary-eyed several times at how beautiful humans can be and so sad but hopeful with the stories shared of depression and miscarriage and addictions. Thank you for sharing your soul and stories back, as this helps us feel that we are not alone. Anyone who knows me personally knows I would normally never share such personal sadness (only because in my head, I would not want to burden others and because I trust that in time God will heal me) but I was happy to come to my husband's defense. I could not sit back and see him attacked by Darkness publicly during such a tender time. Thank you for coming to ours. Please continue to always write or comment about your days no matter what I share as when I see it I will return the love back someway or it will be read by someone else who can too. I so wish that I could support you on all your walks and sad days so hopefully the posts I share will make you laugh or lighten your days or make you smile/brighten them somehow. This is not a highlights nor lowlights reel, but simply an in-the-middle to keep in contact. I was very vulnerable in my last post as well as being at an all-time low and on such days I sometimes will feel the need for support, so thank you for being so kind to me and being a safe place. We will try to be more transparent on our journey as I see it may be helpful for others as well as ourselves. We dont have to carry the weight of the world ourselves. We can help lift one another up. I have been given peace and Baby Willow is now planted in the tree in front of our home that has weeping long branches and leaves so we can brush our faces in soft leaves in passing or we can see the baby dance with the wind in the branches as they sway. It is helping me process the situation as Nature does. Thank you again Dr Stu for getting us through that as watching a sonogram not have a heartbeat is very surreal and beyond sad. Thank you Father God for supernatural peace. May you afford those who seek you the same peace and may we grow as humans and have more compassion for all humanity.
She also thanks fans for their outpouring of support during their rough time.
"This is not a highlights nor lowlights reel, but simply an in-the-middle to keep in contact. I was very vulnerable in my last post as well as being at an all-time low and on such days I sometimes will feel the need for support, so thank you for being so kind to me and being a safe place. "
Mara, who shares son Wolf with the Irish star, also reveals the name they chose for their child — Willow.
"I have been given peace and Baby Willow is now planted in the tree in front of our home that has weeping long branches and leaves so we can brush our faces in soft leaves in passing or we can see the baby dance with the wind in the branches as they sway. It is helping me process the situation … as Nature does."
Read on for more on the Rhys Meyers's tragic loss, and why they decided to go public with their miscarriage.
Original story (9/11/17 at 12:13 p.m. ET):
Our condolences go out to actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers's family, as it was revealed his wife has suffered a miscarriage.
The 40-year-old actor, who is a recovering alcoholic, caused concern over the weekend when he was escorted out of Dublin Airport by security after being too intoxicated to board a flight to Vancouver, Canada.
Jonathan’s wife, Mara Lane, has now revealed his erratic behavior stemmed from their recent tragic loss.
Alongside an image of a woman bent down to stroke a lion, which was shared on the pair's joint Instagram account, Mara — who has son Wold, eight months, with the Tudors star — wrote, "9/7/17 Forever Young With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven. Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here... when life throws us curve balls such as these. (sic)."
Despite the Velvet Goldmine star's apparent relapse, Mara praised Jonathan for being the "strongest person" she knows and thanked those who had expressed their concern and sent good wishes.
The post continued, "Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know.
“I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress... sometimes it's like two steps forward, one step back.”
This isn’t the first stint in rehab for the famous actor. According to People, he has been in and out of rehab and been arrested or detained for multiple drunken brawls dating back to 2005.
"Thank you family and friends and all of you lovely kind beautiful people who send us good energy and thoughts and support. It is so appreciated. I have so much love for you.
"To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news. I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law. I feel that whomever took photos of my husband was slightly in the wrong and was concerned for the wrong reasons but ... it's ok. It's ok. Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don't know. We forgive you. [sic]."
Despite the airport incident, Mara has reassured fans her husband is "safe" and is doing his best to get sober again after previously being denied help.
The post concluded, "He is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period.”
“Life is life. Life is beautiful. Life is tough sometimes though so let's try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up. Sending love to those in Texas, Florida, India and Mexico with all the natural disasters going on.
"We are both so sensitive and the past couple of weeks have been so ouch in our hearts for all humans and animals affected. With Love, M&J [sic]."