If you’re a fan of The Little Couple on TLC you know the couple found out their surrogate was expecting a baby on Tuesday’s season finale.
But happiness has since turned to heartbreak for the couple.
As PEOPLE magazine reports, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and husband Bill Klein used a surrogate because pregnancy would have been too dangerous to her health. Sadly, since the season finale their surrogate, Cindy, suffered a miscarriage.
Dr. Jennifer Arnold and husband Bill Klein, who both have skeletal dysplasia, a bone-growth disorder that causes dwarfism, have documented their road to parenthood on the show. They decided to use a surrogate to have a baby, because of the challenges a pregnancy could pose to her health.
Klein tells PEOPLE he had to contact his wife at the hospital where she works to tell her the devastating news.
“I didn’t want her to be the last person to find out,” he says. “Ugly or happy, it needs to be told. It was a very tough day, and Jen took it harder than she originally expected.”
“I cried my eyes out,” Arnold tells PEOPLE. “I deal with families who lose their babies and I will cry with them, but I thought I would be stronger. Nothing can completely prepare for all that when it is about you.”
The couple has decided they will continue trying to start a family, with both surrogacy and adoption as possible paths.
“We are so in love with each other and supportive of each other that we are going to be okay,” Arnold says. “We really want to be parents, and that is the goal here through surrogacy and adoption. We are not done trying yet.”
The couple in happier times: