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‘Little Women: Dallas’ Star Emily Fernandez Opens Up About Losing Son JJ: “I’m Still Not Completely Okay”

Our continued thoughts have been with Little Women: Dallas star Emily Hernandez, who lost her son, JJ, earlier this year.

In a new interview with In Touch, she opened up about his baby boy’s death and revealed how she’s been dealing with the unthinkable loss.

“I’m still coping with the loss,” she said.

“I feel good some days, not good others,” she explained tp [_Radar_]( “It’s just — the days I choose to suppress my feelings, I act like I’m okay and the days that I choose to talk about it are a little bit harder. But, I do like to talk about it because it’s something I’m not going to ever forget or try to forget. It’s just very unstable but I’m getting there.”

She explained how it was especially hard because many people didn’t know about JJ’s passing until it aired on _Little Women: Atlanta_ (Emily has moved from Atlanta to Dallas to be closer to her family during this time of grief) — so people were asking about her baby boy.

“In the beginning, obviously the second someone said his name, I would burst into tears,” she said. “And it wasn’t their fault; they were just being a supportive fan wondering what was going on.”

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Now, she’s finally allowing herself to heal — although it’s a work in progress.

“I’m still not completely okay and healed from this,” she said. “I’m not just okay in everyday life. I’m still going through the grieving process. There are still a lot of emotional struggles that I’m going through.”

Honor little JJ’s life by scrolling through the gallery.

For more, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!

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