“A day like today, they gave the worst news that changed my life forever,” the Dominican Republic native, 33, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, April 20, alongside a photo cuddling the little one. “Losing my son has been too painful, hard to understand because I had to live it and very few people understand me.”
The 90 Day Fiancé star continued, “A child is like half of our heart, and I do not wish my worst enemy to go through this because all material things in this life can be recovered but the loss of a family member … never.”
Shortly after Anny shared the sweet tribute, TLC stars rushed to the comment section to support the grieving couple.
“We are sending you all the love we have to give you and your family,” season 3 star Loren Brovarnik penned under the post. Meanwhile, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way alum Darcey Silva wrote, “Sending you and your family prayers and love! We are so sorry for your loss! He’s an angel watching over you!”
“Today is one of the worst days of my life, my son Adriel Springs died,” the Florida resident wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a black ribbon. “I am devastated and [so is] my family … life is so hard and difficult. I never thought I would lose my son. He was a fighter … his heart couldn’t take it … my heart is broken it’s a big pain … so difficult.”
Two days later, Anny revealed his tragic cause of death in a separate Instagram post — suggesting he had a heart condition — and wrote, “This was the last pic an hour before my son’s surgery. Life is unfair.”
Following Adriel’s passing, Anny reflected on the “painful” moment of burying her son, calling it one of the “worst days” of her life.
“I had to say ‘goodbye’ to my son,” she wrote in Spanish via Instagram on April 27. “Never in my life was I so ready to bury my son. It’s so painful and hard. I feel my heart being squeezed out of the pain I have, and it knows I can’t change anything to get back to my son. My angel Adriel. But it’s not ‘goodbye,’ but ‘I’ll see you again someday.’ I love you forever my life.”
Robert and Anny introduced their love story on season 7 of 90 Day Fiancé, which debuted in November 2019. The couple met online and after spending less than one day together in her native country of the Dominican Republic, Robert proposed. Their September 2019 wedding ceremony played out during a February 2020 episode. A year later, the TLC couple would welcome their first child, a daughter named Brenda, in July 2020.
They announced Anny was pregnant with baby No. 2 in April 2021, and Adriel was born that September. Adriel was the 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk couple’s second child together and Robert’s seventh child in total, as he shares five older children from previous relationships.
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