The 34-year-old actuality TV mainstay abruptly left the MTV competitors present in the course of 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 ultimate episode concerning the cause for her exit, Natalie instructed Us Weekly on Jan. 13 that she needed to go away as a result of she realized that she and Devin Perez, her boyfriend of greater than a yr, had 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 in the course of 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 superb.
“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 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 technique to discover out you are pregnant, as a result of it might 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 depart the sport, but additionally was tremendous excited and joyful.”