Bode and Morgan Miller welcome son months after toddler daughter Emeline drowned in a tragic accident
The couple are also parents to 3-year-old son Nash Skan, while Bode is the father of two children — son Samuel and daughter Neesyn — from previous relationships
About four months after their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier died in a tragic accident, Bode and Morgan Miller have once again become parents to a baby boy, the couple exclusively confirmed with People Magazine. The pair, who married each other in 2012, welcomed their new son on Friday, October 5, at 1:34 p.m.
The baby, whose name has yet not been revealed, is the pair’s third child together and Bode’s fifth in total. The couple are also parents to their 3-year-old son Nash Skan, while Bode is the father of two children from previous relationships - son Samuel and daughter Neesyn.
The Millers shared the news of wife Morgan's third pregnancy on Instagram in April, nearly two months before their daughter Emeline drowned in a pool in the Coto de Caza neighborhood in Orange County, California, on June 9. As per reports, the toddler slipped through a back door and fell in the water, which was approximately 30 seconds before her mother noticed her drowning.
The Orange County Fire Department stated at the time that paramedics had rushed to the scene to perform CPR before transporting Emeline to a nearby hospital. However, the little girl took her last breath the next day on June 10, after she was unable to be resuscitated, and the cause of death reportedly said suicide. Bode wasn't present at the scene, and Morgan revealed she was just steps away, inside the home when their daughter went “missing for just a short amount of time.”
“We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” Bode said on Instagram. “Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest every day.”
In August, Morgan revealed some touching information about her final moments with her dead daughter and shared a photo of herself cradling her late daughter in her arms at the hospital. “I wish I could have one more day to hold you, but until that day comes, continue to work through me and give me the strength to bring awareness, my love,” the grieving mother wrote.
“I told you as I held you in this moment that you could still change the world, you could still move mountains.” Morgan continued, “Every step we take forward is because of you and Levi. Your footprint will forever be left on this world. I love you, My baby girl.”
During an interview in late August, Bode explained that part of their journey has been “removing the stigma” surrounding the loss of a child, additionally also making it easier to have an “open conversation” not only with each other but with others who have experienced similar tragedies. “We have people come up to us [where] it’s really hard [for them] to address [us]. They don’t know what to say, they don’t want to cause you more pain and they don’t want to dodge around the subject,” he said.
"But the fact is, breaking that stigma and making it a conversation that you can have with parents who have, unfortunately, experienced it firsthand is one of those really important steps. It’s an open conversation where you know that laughing and joking doesn’t mean it’s gone … it’s just part of our lives now,” Bode continued.