AceShowbiz - "High School Musical" alum Monique Coleman opened up about her pregnancy loss. In a new interview with PEOPLE, the actress, who is known for her portrayal as Taylor McKessie on the Disney movies, also revealed how fellow "HSM" alum Cordin Blue supported her during the hard time.
Monique shared that she was pregnant before she filmed a new Lifetime movie "A Christmas Dance Reunion", which also stars Corbin as her husband. "I thought that I was going to be doing the movie pregnant," she said. "If I was pregnant, I was excited to be with Corbin and [his wife] Sasha because I knew that they would be able to carry me and hold me through that experience. And when I wasn't, they were also able to be there for me in a way that I can't even really describe."
According to Monique, the couple lit a candle in her honor when they were shooting on October 15, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. "They sent a photo and a prayer and told me that they were thinking of me," she said. "We were in quarantine in our respective rooms, but to be able to talk to them about that and to bond with them in this really difficult time where I'm alone in a room by myself, but not to feel alone, was just so special."
"We were in quarantine in our respective rooms," the 41-year-old actress added. "But to be able to talk to them about that and to bond with them in this really difficult time where I'm alone in a room by myself, but not to feel alone, was just so special."
Back on October 15, 2019, Monique took to her Instagram account to channel her grief into art. Alongside a video of her dancing, the star wrote in the caption, "On August 7, 2019 I had a miscarriage. For the first time in my life, I couldn't string together eloquent enough words to express what I had been through in a meaningful and impactful way. However, when I learned that 1 in 4 women experiences this devastating and unexplainable loss I knew I couldn't remain silent. I decided to use the language of dance to say what I couldn't with words."
Concluding her message, Monique noted, "I pray that this piece promotes brave conversation & healing and above all makes our spirit baby proud #UNBORNtribute."