Lauren Meler — whose relationship with boyfriend Derek Shullenbarger became one of the few success stories from MTV's Catfish — suffered a great loss on September 24: She had a miscarriage after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
She matter-of-factly tweeted the sad news on September 29, adding, "Now that the secret's out, let's move on."
Luckily, however, the two have a brighter future to look forward to: Lauren routinely tweets about marrying Derek, a rare instance of an online suitor uncovered by Catfish to be exactly who he professed himself to be.
So what's the secret to their seemingly-perfect relationship? Lauren had wisdom to share on Facebook recently:
Derek and I are two real people with real emotions. Yes, we love each other, and for the most part have an amazing partnership together. However, we still argue. We still fight. It’s a part of love. Because love isn’t easy. The real inspiration I should be giving to people is to find someone who is going to love you and stick by your side no matter how hard things may get. Because that is what “true love” really is.
Sounds like Derek will stick by Lauren's side during this difficult time, too. Here's wishing the loving couple happier times in the future!