Life is challenging, especially under the spotlight of fame. Regardless, Ludacris’ wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue is thankful.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the mom-of-one stressed the importance of faith and gratitude… and revealed that her and Luda had to deal with the heartbreak of a miscarriage.
“The Gift of Life”
“Lord, I thank you for the gift of life,” Mbouguiengue began her post. “This year didn’t necessarily start of right for us. I had a miscarriage and needed to have surgery.”
She went on to reveal that “it was very easy to complain,” but she “refused to let the enemy win.” “I stayed faithful and prayed up. I spent hours focusing on the many way the Lord has blessed me,” she added.
After saying that her faith had been “tested,” Mbouguiengue — who has been married to Ludacris since 2014 — said she’s “only getting stronger.”
“Life will not always go as planned and keeping a positive and grateful attitude will only bring more and bigger blessings,” she concluded. “Thank you God for your favor over my life. Thank you for my beautiful family and friends who have been so supportive. Thank you for another year!!”
Fans filled the comments with love and support, showing the mom that her fans have her back.
“Thank you so much for using your voice in a positive way. I know first hand how difficult miscarriage can be. Your words and strength are beautiful,” commented an Instagram user. “Prayers and love for you both. This is the hardest part of being a woman. Be strong have Faith,” wrote another.
“Thank you for this post. It really helped me with a very hard time I’m going through!” said a fan.
Both Mbouguiengue and the “What’s Your Fantasy” rapper have a lot of love to focus on, as the couple’s daughter, Cadence Bridges, turned three at the beginning of this year. The baby — the rapper’s third, his wife’s first — is hopefully a source of joy after such a painful experience.
At the time of Cadence’s birth, the then-new-mom posted a picture of a balloon wrapped around a puppy’s neck on social media. “She is here,” the caption read. “#blessed #grateful.”
The Bridges’ have company as far as parents and miscarriages go. In march of this year, Love & Hip Hop: New York star Lil Mo reposted a heart-heavy Instagram post, revealing that she had lost her baby.
“Just now I watched the #LHHNY reunion and we were hype to share that we were expecting what would be baby #6 for me,” she wrote alongside the post. “Thank you for all the congrats and well wishes. Regretfully we lost the baby on Feb. 6!”
“A baby born after a miscarriage or loss of a baby is referred to as a Rainbow baby,” the post began. “Today we remember all babies born sleeping, or we’ve carried but never met, those we’ve held but couldn’t take home, the ones that came home but didn’t stay.” The post encouraged viewers to “make this your status,” sending a head nod to loved ones who have experienced losing a child.
“The majority won’t do it, because unlike cancer, miscarriage, still birth and SIDS is still a taboo subject. Break the silence,” it concluded, before adding, “In memory of all angels too perfect for earth.”
According to the “4 Ever” singer, she’s in good spirits. “All is well,” she wrote in the caption. “God has bigger plans and I know when the time is right, there will be another one!!”
Sadly fans didn’t have much time to shower the mom with love, as she informed the public of her miscarriage the day after it learned of the pregnancy. She shared her yay-I’m-preggo news on the show’s reunion episode on the night of March 5, saying “Merry Christmas, I’m pregnant” to her husband Karl Dargan.