Christy McGinity is mourning the loss of her newborn daughter, Violet.
The Little Women: LA star and her boyfriend Gonzo Carazo have announced that their baby girl died on Friday. Baby Violet was born on March 6, during the 33rd week of Christy’s pregnancy, according to a press release sent out by Kinetic Content.
Due to being born seven weeks premature, Baby Violet weighed in at 3 lbs., 15 oz. and measured 15 inches long at birth.
In a statement to People published on Monday, Christy and Gonzo thanked ‘Little Women: LA’ fans for their prayers.
“It is with our deepest sorrow that we send our baby girl Violet Eva Carazo to play with the angels,” the couple told the magazine in a statement. “We were able to spend two weeks with our sweet baby girl and for that we are forever thankful. Please respect our privacy during this difficult time. Your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.”
Both Christy and Gonzo have posted photos since Violet’s birth, including some of themselves inside the NICU with their daughter.
Violet was Gonzo’s first child, and Christy’s third. (She has daughter Autumn and son Trenton from a previous marriage.) They announced last fall that Christy was expecting, and, over the months, Gonzo had expressed his excitement over becoming a first-time parent.
“Experiencing this entire journey has taught me a lot about life and has opened up my eyes on how magical this journey of becoming a first time parent really is. I can’t wait to meet our baby girl!” he captioned an ultrasound baby that he posted to his Instagram on March 3.
On March 13, Gonzo celebrated the baby’s first week of life by posting photos of him and Christy inside the NICU with Violet.
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Happy One Week Old Birthday 🎂🍼 to our Baby Girl Violet 💜. Thank U for making me a Dad and bringing me an entire new perspective during your first week of Life 🎀. We love you so much! 👶🏻 #BabyGirl #1stTimeDad #7WeeksEarly #OverprotectiveDad #Daddysgirl #NICUBaby #Love #OneDayAtATime
“Happy One Week Old Birthday to our Baby Girl Violet,” he wrote. “Thank U for making me a Dad and bringing me an entire new perspective during your first week of Life. We love you so much!”
(Photos: Lifetime, Instagram)