Good news for the Millers! Bode Miller’s wife, Morgan Beck, is pregnant with twin boys — over a year after their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier, tragically drowned in a neighbor’s pool. The couple made the announcement on the Today show on Monday, August 12. “From the beginning of our relationship, [Bode] always said, ‘I want identical twin boys, born on my birthday,’” she said. “And this time, when we found out I was pregnant, I said, ‘Do you think it’s twins this time?’ And he said, ‘No.’ Sure enough, identical twin boys.”
Morgan, 32, took to Instagram later in the day to talk about what she was going through with her followers. “Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life,” she wrote. “The conflict of emotions from what was pure joy turned to guilt and terror overnight. How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it OK to love this baby the way I loved Emmy? It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant … a monumental step forward … proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop.”
She continued, “But let me say this … I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was mom and my kids deserved the world to me. Everything was going to be OK. My joy and grief could coexist.”
The blonde beauty continued the lengthy message by explaining how happy they were when they got the news that they would be adding more kiddos to their family. “Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys,” she exclaimed. “From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.”
The Olympic skier, 41, and Morgan share two kids: sons Easton Vaughn Rek, 10 months and Nash Skan, 4. Bode also has two kids from a previous relationship: son Samuel Bode, 6, and daughter Neesyn Dacey, 11.
Unfortunately, Emeline drowned in a pool in California in June 2018. Four months after their daughter’s death, the couple welcomed son Easton in October 2018. The parents have become advocates for water safety to prevent other families from going through the same horrible experience. In April, the pair revealed they already started teaching Easton how to swim. “Being a parent is inherently scary,” the dad of four said in an interview in April. “You’re worried about your food or your screen time or whatever, but the number one thing that can take your child, where none of that stuff is relevant, is drowning.”
However, the duo has been trying to move on with their lives after the accident. “Life after death, it’s a way to heal,” Morgan explained. “It’s been a learning process for all of us,” Bode echoed.
Congrats, Bode and Morgan!
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