Ludacris' Wife Eudoxie Opens Up About Miscarriage: "My Faith Has Been Tested"
C Flanigan/Getty Images

Ludacris' Wife Eudoxie Opens Up About Miscarriage: "My Faith Has Been Tested"

Celebrity News

Women experience loss on a more intimate level than any other creature on Earth. We've all mourned the death of a loved one, relationship, or even the loss of our own identities. Loss is inevitable, but nothing could be more traumatic than the death of someone who's life was conceived within your womb.

It's estimated that anywhere between 10-20 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. result in miscarriage, but the actual rate may be much higher because many happen before a woman knows that she's pregnant. Most miscarriages occur within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, but 1 out of 5 pregnancies result in miscarriage in the second trimester. Since black women normally have higher risk factors, we have a higher chance of pregnancy loss - including miscarriages, stillbirths, and preterm births.

Yesterday, Ludacris and his wife Eudoxie celebrated Eudoxie's 32nd birthday with family and friends. The two were engaged after five years of dating, and married the same day in 2014. The couple announced last December that their New Year's Resolution was to have a baby boy in 2018, but yesterday, Eudoxie made a bold confession that inspired us all by showing gratitude despite surviving a heartbreaking experience.

She wrote on Instagram:

"This year didn't necessarily start off right for us. I had a miscarriage and needed to have surgery. It was very easy to complain and self pity but I refused to let the enemy win."

Born in West Central Africa, Gabonese Eudoxie endured physical and sexual abuse and came to America knowing only three words. If there's anybody who deserves a break, it's definitely Eudoxie, but she learned to focus on faith and count her blessings instead:

"I stayed faithful and prayed up. I spent hours focusing on the many ways the Lord has blessed me. How could I complain when God has blessed me with the opportunity to already experience motherhood?"

The couple are parents to a 2-year-old Cadence, the rapper's daughters from past relationships, Cai, 5, and Karma, 16, and also raise Eudoxie's younger sister from Gabon. Although they have a big happy family, only a mother who's loved and lost a child knows that the pain never diminishes.

NPR reported that black women are much more vulnerable to losing their babies, warranting some serious analysis. The numbers don't lie, and the numbers reveal that there are a multitude of women of color that deal with prenatal and postnatal loss every year. Although no hole can fill the loss of a child, Eudoxie says that she used gratitude to help her navigate through her emotional turmoil.

She continued in the post:

"I'm sharing this with you all to remind you to live in gratitude. When the enemy tries to knock you down, get even closer to your faith. My faith has been tested many times throughout my life but I'm only getting stronger. Life will not always go as planned and keeping a positive and grateful attitude will only bring more and bigger blessings."

Her strength to publicly confront her loss is admirable, and it teaches us a valuable lesson:

Your test will always result in a testimony.

Whatever your religion, you have to understand that there is an enemy that will kick you when you're down; but staying down is a choice. Eudoxie's brave confession teaches us that pain is inevitable but suffering is an option. There comes a time when your faith will be tested, but Eudoxie proves that if we keep our faith and our intentions aligned, we have infinite power.

Featured image by C Flanigan/Getty Images

How To Focus Less On Who You Attract In Dating & More On Who You Entertain

The law of attraction is tricky. A few years ago, I felt something was deeply wrong with me because I kept attracting people who hurt me. No matter how hard I tried to fix myself, and alter my energy, the same type of people kept coming my way. I'd talk to my friends about it and ask them, "Why do I keep attracting this type of person? Why do I keep having the same experiences?"

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
Kelis On The Importance Of Having Black Women On Her Team

As a Black woman, Kelis knows how important it is to work with other Black women, help each other and give each other opportunities. The “Milkshake” singer has always been a voice for female empowerment with her popular female anthems like “Caught Out There” and “Bossy” and in a chat during Refinery 29’s Unbothered Presents The Glow Up festival, Kelis opened up about the Black women behind her legendary career and how Black women should create safe spaces for ourselves.

Keep reading...Show less
A Black man, R. Kelly, stands in a court room, wearing an orange jumpsuit with his hands handcuffed behind his back, accompanied by a police officer in a green uniform, bulletproof vest and gun.

*Editors note: this article contains information about sexual assault, child pornography and rape. Please read with care. If you have experienced sexual violence and are in need of crisis support, please call the RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). If you are thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Suicide Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433.

Keep reading...Show less
Halle Bailey Makes Her Red Carpet Debut With Boyfriend DDG: Here’s What We Know About Him

Halle Bailey and her boyfriend DDG are one of the cutest celebrity couples in the game right now. After confirming their relationship in March 2022, Halle, 22, and DDG, 24, made their red carpet debut as a couple over the weekend during the 2022 BET Awards. In an interview with Extra, The Little Mermaid star shared that she was “nervous” about their debut. “We’re like tryna figure out what we were going to wear. All this stuff,” she said. The couple matched each other’s fly with both wearing all-black outfits.

Keep reading...Show less
Here's Why You Should Ditch Fourth Of July And Have A Family Reunion Instead

“Who made the potato salad?” As summertime kicks off, this is the universal question that, without fail, will be asked at every barbeque and backyard kickback over the coming months. With the Fourth of July also nearing, summertime celebrations and cookouts will be in full force. However, as the tide begins to turn in this new day and age, more Black Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, instead of the Fourth of July, because, after all, there were still over 250,000 Black Americans enslaved in Galveston, Texas during this so-called Independence Day.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
A Black woman looks into the camera and gives a closed-mouth smile. She's wearing a black turtleneck

Miss Diddy Kicks Off BET Awards Weekend With 'A Toast To Black Hollywood'

Her annual event to celebrate the culture has a new name and more intention than ever before

Latest Posts