‘The Bachelor’ star Michelle Money’s daughter, 15, on life support after ‘terrible’ skateboarding accident
It is no secret Money’s relationship with her daughter Brielle is very important to her. She often posts about Brielle on social media and on Monday asked for prayers for both Brielle and herself
Amid a national crisis due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, ‘Bachelor Nation’ star Michelle Money met with a personal crisis of her own. The 39-year-old took to Instagram on Monday to share some terrible news about her daughter Brielle, her daughter from her marriage with her ex-husband, Ryan Money. Money said that the 15-year-old was involved in a “terrible skateboarding accident,” and was “in the ICU on life support”.
“She suffered a serious brain trauma and a fractured skull,” she wrote alongside a photo of the teen at Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. “She is in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure in her brain.”
“She is in amazing hands up at Primary Children’s Hospital. Please, I am asking for prayers... She needs support and healing right now. And if you could send one up for me as well, I would appreciate it. This is the worst experience of my life,” said Money.
It is no secret that Money’s relationship with her daughter Brielle is very important to her. She often posts about Brielle on social media, even if it’s in a product placement post.
In 2018, on Brielle’s 13th birthday, she shared a heartfelt message on Facebook. “The relationship I have with my daughter is the most important thing in my life! Watching her turn into a TEENAGER has been sooo amazing! This kid is so wise beyond her years! She is the life of the party! She is courageous, curious, compassionate, self-aware, intelligent, confident and MY TEENAGER!!” she wrote.
On her fifteenth birthday, Money posted on Instagram, gushing about her daughter. She wrote: “I am so blown away at how much she has grown up this past year. It has been so incredible watching her evolve and grow into the powerful force that she is.”
“Ages 13-15 are brutal. Yet somehow she has overcome challenges, pushed through difficult times, faced her fears and become stronger for it. This daughter of mine is a force to be reckoned with. To anyone reading this who knows Brielle personally, you can attest to her strength, confidence and unique ability to make everything funny! I know we don’t own our children. They are here to live their own unique purpose. But I am eternally grateful that I get to be on the front row cheering her on as her mother. Her purpose is big. That, I know for certain,” she said.
Even on her website, she talks about how much she loves spending time with her daughter. The reality show star, who first appeared on season 15 of ‘The Bachelor’ to compete for Brad Womack, and later went on to win the first season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’, in 2016 revealed that she had placed a son for adoption as a teenager. But before she told the world, she told her daughter, who was nine when she first found out.
“She helped me feel so much more comfortable talking about it,” Money told Us Weekly. “I really owe it to her. She helped me feel so good about it all and encouraged me to talk openly about it. I have my daughter who is the love of my life and am hopeful that at some point I will have my son in my life as well!”
In her post about the accident, Money profusely thanked her neighbors who found Brielle and called 911. “You will never understand. I would not have found her in time. My heart is forever grateful.”