Earlier this week, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Annika Noelle (Hope) revealed in a moving essay for Glamour magazine that she had suffered a pair of heartbreaking miscarriages. On Oct. 15, the typically very private actress took to social media to thank her followers for the sweet, caring messages they’ve sent her way over the past few days.
Noelle’s post included a photo of her and her dog walking on a Santa Barbara beach at sunset. “Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support,” wrote the actress, who ironically received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work in the B&B episodes when Hope was told she’d lost baby Beth. “This was not an easy story to share, but I did so in the hopes of helping others experiencing the same.”
The actress’ emotional essay was fittingly published during National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time designated by President Ronald Regan back in 1988 to honor babies that died due to stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS, or any other cause related to pregnancy and infancy. Noelle’s follow-up post happens to come on World Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a time where grieving families around the globe light a candle at 7 p.m. in a “wave of light” to remember those little lives lost.
After opening up about the tragedy of losing two babies in a matter of months, Noelle received hundreds of comments on the Instagram post that shared her Glamour.com essay. Reply after reply, her followers sent love and offered their sympathy for her losses. But many comments also included personal anecdotes from women who have also experienced a pregnancy loss, thanking the actress for being so brave in telling her story.
“While I am unable to reply to each and every message, please know that I have read them all and they have touched the bottom of my heart,” Noelle continued in her update. “This is not a club we asked to be part of, but I have felt so nurtured and supported by everyone’s voice and strength.”
Acknowledging the other mothers of angels on her Instagram page, the actress concluded, “I see you. I hear you. I grieve with you. Sending you all my love.”