'Little Women' Star Christy McGinity Gibel Mourns Death of 2-Week-Old Daughter

The 'Little Women: LA' cast member's baby girl Violet Eva has passed away after she was born seven weeks premature, saying she's 'forever thankful' for the time she spent with her.

AceShowbiz - Christy McGinity Gibel has lost her baby girl way too soon. A little over two weeks after giving birth to her premature daughter, the "Little Women: LA" star announced that her daughter Violet Eva Carazo has died.

"It is with our deepest sorrow that we send our baby girl Violet Eva Carazo to play with the angels, the 42-year-old TV personality shared the heartbreaking news in a joint statement with boyfriend Gonzalo Justo Carazo. "We were able to spend two weeks with our sweet baby girl and for that we are forever thankful."

The mourning parents went on to ask people to "please respect our privacy during this difficult time. Your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated."

Christy and Gonzalo shared they were expecting their first child together back in August 2019. At the time he told Radar Online, "This will be a new experience. I never thought because of her age that Christy could get pregnant again. I was speechless at first, quiet. I didn't know how to react."

She then announced the news to her devotees through her Instagram page. "I'm so excited that we are having a baby. What a big blessing. Good things come to those who wait," she wrote in an accompanying caption of a montage photo that saw her boyfriend kissing her belly. "Our bundle of joy is coming April 2020."

In February, Christy revealed she was having contractions though her due date was still months away. "She is not ready. Please pray that contractions stop," she explained alongside a photo of her baby bump.

However, Christy gave birth to Violet seven weeks premature on March 6 with 15 inches length and 3 lbs., 15 oz. weight. Days after her daughter's arrival, she shared, "Our sweet Violet Eva has arrived. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated." A rep further confirmed the news about the premature birth to PEOPLE, saying, "The family welcomes your thoughts and prayers, but requests privacy during this difficult time."

In addition to Violet, Christy is already a mother for daughter Autumn Artran and son Trenton Artran whom she shares with ex-husband Todd Gibel.

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