Rapper Ludacris and his model wife, Eudoxie Bridges, celebrated her birthday on Monday with a combination of joy and somber reflection, after she revealed that she miscarried earlier this year.
On Monday, Bridges posted on Instagram a photo and a lengthy, heartfelt message talking about her miscarriage, thanking God despite the loss.
"This year didn’t necessarily start off right for us. I had a miscarriage and needed to have surgery. It was very easy to complain and self pity but I refused to let the enemy win. I stayed faithful and prayed up," she wrote. "I spent hours focusing on the many ways the Lord has blessed me. How could I complain when God has blessed me with the opportunity to already experience motherhood? I’m sharing this with you all to remind you to live in gratitude."
She continued by saying that the experience will make her stronger.
"Life will not always go as planned and keeping a positive and grateful attitude will only bring more and bigger blessings," she wrote.
Meanwhile, Ludacris shared a sweet Instagram story showing her birthday celebration with some air hockey, a huge pool table with soccer-ball sized pool balls and, of course, a birthday cake. He also posted the same photo of the two that she posted with the caption, "Of course I let her win. That’s what loving husbands do."
Ludacris and Bridges are not the only ones in the entertainment industry who have endured the profoundly painful tragedy of miscarriage. For a look at Gabrielle Union's candid discussion of her own experiences, watch the video below.