Hilarie Burton spills her pain after first miscarriage in new memoir
Last Modified: May 8, 2020
Actress Hilarie Burton revealed that she was “severely depressed” following her first of three miscarriages.
“The false narrative that gets projected, especially by the celebrity angle is, we went through this hard thing and it brought us closer together,” Burton said, “I felt like a total failure because that wasn’t happening for me.”
The 38-year-old One Tree Hill star continued, “Until you go through that first really horrible thing together, you don’t know how your partner is going to react. You don’t know what they need.”
She shares two children with The Walking Dead actor husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan- a 10-year-old son named Gus and a 2-year-old daughter named George. In her new memoir, The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm she shared that she suffered from postpartum depression.
“I did have postpartum with my son.” Burton expressed, “ “I didn’t know I did because I was in the fog of it, but I wasn’t fun to be around and I was severely depressed after I had my first miscarriage … I can look at it now and see how self-destructive I was.”
Praising her husband, whom she began dating in 2009 and married in 2019, she said, “He was so generous with his own privacy in allowing me to put this out there. “Because it isn’t just me, it’s our story. And I can’t thank him enough for letting me process in this way.”
After welcoming George in 2018 she had revealed about her miscarriages in an emotional Instagram post.
“It took a long time for Jeffrey and I to have this baby. The first time I got pregnant, it took a year and a half. I surprised him on Christmas with baby Seahawk booties.” the actress continued, “We cried. We celebrated. We picked out names. And we lost that baby. More losses followed, and as so many couples know, it was heartbreaking. It still is heartbreaking.”
Hilarie Burton’s birth took place on July 1, 1982, in Sterling, Virginia, USA. She was born as Hilarie Ross Burton to father Bill Burton, an antique collector and mother Lisa Burton, a real estate agent...Full Bio