The 34-year-old actuality TV mainstay abruptly left the MTV competitors present through the Wednesday, Jan. 13 episode, with host T.J. Lavin explaining that she was “now not cleared” to compete.
Though she was cryptic throughout her last episode concerning the motive for her exit, Natalie advised Us Weekly on Jan. 13 that she needed to depart as a result of she realized that she and Devin Perez, her boyfriend of greater than a yr, have been anticipating a child. Sadly, not lengthy after strolling away from the present, she skilled a miscarriage.
Producers had her take a being pregnant take a look at through the season once they realized her interval was late, and she or he acknowledged that discovering out about she was anticipating throughout manufacturing on the present wasn’t best.
“It was like this bizarre wave of happiness, shock, shock, disappointment. I did not even course of what I used to be really feeling,” the former Survivor winner recalled. “I used to be similar to, ‘How am I pregnant? I wish to win this cash!’ I really like my boyfriend, however he is not right here. It was simply probably the most awkward option to discover out you are pregnant, as a result of it may have been a tremendous feeling, however I did not have the chance to really feel like that as a result of I used to be simply so confused and torn about having to go away the sport, but additionally was tremendous excited and pleased.”