Just absolutely tragic news came down on Saturday when longtime New England Patriots captain Devin McCourty and his wife, Michelle, shared heartbreaking news on social media.
The family announced the loss of their daughter.
“I cry as I type this. Dev and I suffered the most painful experience of our lives,” Michelle wrote on Instagram. “My pregnancy had resulted in a still birth at almost 8 months of being pregnant — at exactly 31 weeks 2 days when we found out that the baby girl growing inside me no longer had a heart beat after being completely fine the week before at my last doctor’s [appointment].
“We are so heartbroken. We are devastated. We are speechless. We are angry. We are sad. We are confused. We are numb.”
Devin, who has spent his entire 11-year career with the Patriots, had expressed excitement that the couple were expecting their third child during recent interviews.
“While trying to cope with our family’s loss, we appreciate the love and support we’ve already gotten, and just ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time, since we have no answers to give anyway,” Michelle wrote in her post.
Thoughts and prayers to the McCourty family.