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 “not cleared” to compete.
Though she was cryptic throughout her ultimate episode concerning the motive for her exit, Natalie informed 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 check through the season after 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 ultimate.
“It was like this bizarre wave of happiness, shock, shock, disappointment. I did not even course of what I used to be truly feeling,” the former Survivor winner recalled. “I used to be identical to, ‘How am I pregnant? I need to win this cash!’ I really like my boyfriend, however he isn’t right here. It was simply probably the most awkward method to discover out you are pregnant, as a result of it may have been an incredible 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 depart the sport, but additionally was tremendous excited and completely happy.”