‘General Hospital’ star Kimberly McCullough shared some devastating news on her blog in her annual end of the year post: she suffered a miscarriage very late into her pregnancy with her first child. How terrible!
Kimberly McCullough, 37, wrote on her blog January 3 that “the best and the worst of 2015 is enough to define me for at least the next 5 years.” The General Hospital star (aka Robin Scorpio) had a year of career highs and growing relationships, but it ended in tragedy: she had a miscarriage 22 weeks into her pregnancy. It was an event that rocked Kimberly to her core.
Right after Kimberly’s believed dog, Melba, passed away, she was hit with some joyous news: she and her boyfriend were expecting a little girl! During this time, Kimberly had scored her dream job, directing an episode of Pretty Little Liars. Everything was wonderful. “That was probably the best day of my life thus far, the one I will remember as ‘having it all.’ It was the night before my first day of shooting. I was prepared. I was fulfilled,” Kimberly wrote.
But her pregnancy unexpectedly ended at the very late stage of 22 weeks. For reference, at this point the baby is likely around one pound and starting to develop organs. Kimberly was incredibly heartbroken by the loss.
“My heart was so full and then it broke. I had lost my baby girl,” Kimberly wrote. “It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic.”
But Kimberly took the tragedy in stride, and is moving forward into 2016 with her head held high. She has a lot of great things happening in her life right now, and she’s going to have a great year! “One thing I am proud of however was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment,” Kimberly wrote. “I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again. Not to go total Oprah on you, but at the end of this year and the beginning of the next, I am grateful for it all. Tired. But grateful.”
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Kimberly and her loved ones during this difficult time.