'He taught us so much: 'Bachelor' star Sarah Herron's infant son Oliver dies in fiance Dylan Brown's arms
CARBONDALE, COLORADO: 'The Bachelor' Nation's Sarah Herron and her fiance Dylan Brown have faced a heartbreaking loss. Brown took to Instagram to reveal that their newborn son, Oliver, died just hours after 'The Bachelor' Nation's star gave birth. “On January 28th, at 24 weeks old, our beautiful son Oliver Brown was born. He passed away in his dad’s arms shortly after.” Oliver was their IVF miracle and Herron went on share her memories and all the adventures she had while pregnant with Oliver. She also commented on his love for his dad's cooking. The reality star Herron, 36, shared via Instagram on Wednesday, February 1, in honor of the late infant. “There are no words for the magnitude of loss and pain we’re experiencing. It’s beautiful and simultaneously tragic. He had my nose and his dad’s mouth and long fingers,” Herron wrote.
She continued, “Oliver, our IVF miracle, defied so many odds and fought through so many hard milestones to be here, but the higher powers still had other plans for the three of us. Our time together was short, but we are grateful for the days we had with Oliver in my belly. He has taught us so much about the integrity of life, love, and death. Oliver filled our homes and hearts with so much love and most importantly, optimism. The stars aligned to create Baby Oliver with a deep, meaningful purpose bigger than we’ll ever understand. His body was small, but his legacy will always be larger than life to us.”
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Reality stars' friends mourn Oliver's death, say 'our hearts are broken for you both'
In the face of this tragedy, a lot of people have expressed their condolences for the late infant. Their friends and co-stars will keep the small family of three in their prayers and advise them to be strong in the face of this storm. Clare Crawley a former 'Bachelorette' has commented "Oliver you are so loved. Sarah, you are the most amazing mother, and your strength to fight so hard for your son has been nothing less than beautiful to witness."
Emily Maynard Jhonson who was the first to react to the loss said, "Oh sweet Sarah I'm so sorry. I truly have no words Oliver will remain a shining light in this world for you and Dylan. I will keep both of you in my prayers and pray specifically for God's grace that surpasses all understanding. I am so beyond sorry and my heart is broken for you. Every time I was so excited to see an update from you." Chris Harrison said, "God bless you all, Sarah. We love you."
The Journey of Sarah Herron and Dylan Brown
'The Bachelor' Nation's star had previously competed for Sean Lowe's heart during Season 17 of 'The Bachelor', which aired in 2013. But that love story wasn't meant to be. She went on to appear on Season 1 of 'Bachelor in Paradise' in 2014 and Season 3 in 2016.
She met her now fiance Dylan Brown in 2017 and they dated for 4 years before Brown popped the question. She had met Dylan when he was hired as a videographer for her new retreat. Herron took to Instagram to announce the engagement and celebrate the news.