Model Elisabetta Canalis Suffers Miscarriage & Shares the News With Heartbreaking Message

Well this is just sad and terrible: Elisabetta Canalis suffered a miscarriage last week following the announcement that she was expecting her first child with boyfriend Brian Perri in the fall. The model made the announcement on Friday via social networking site WhoSay. The model, whose pregnancy news was revealed by the press prior to the standard post-3 month mark, described the frustration of waiting until that point to discuss her pregnancy before getting the news no expecting mother ever wants to hear.

"You're never really ready to be told that there is no 'more' heartbeat," Canalis wrote in Italian. "And that it had stopped already 'long before.'"

She went on to say "but unfortunately, sometimes life gives you a reality that you do not expect, and that is very hard to deal with, even if you think you are strong and prepared."

Canalis ended the note with a message to other women who have or are currently also experience this sort of horrific loss: "And I would say to those women that are going through it at this time to be strong, girls, 'cause life goes on and it is nobody's fault."

"Nature acts in ways that are incomprehensible. We can only accept. ... The future is full of surprises and happiness and there a lot of hope, I continue to believe it. And thank you for the love you have shown me in this circumstance."

We've provided a rough translation of the post (which was originally in Italian) below:

I wanted to start this post in a different way, first by thanking all the people, mothers and expectant mothers who have written me beautiful things .... trust me, so many times I wanted to answer your questions and share this great joy with you, the arrival of a baby, but I had decided to give me time, 'cause it was still too early and, as everyone had advised me, "Do not ever say you are before 3 months." I spent weeks avoiding the issue, the press had come to know of my state even before I wanted to talk about it myself ... this happens when you have a public life and it is not anyone's fault. The joy of being able to shout to the world, however, was mine. A happiness ..... incredible. But unfortunately, life gives you a reality sometimes that you do not expect, and that is very hard to deal with, even if you think you are strong and prepared. You're never really ready to be told that there is no 'more' heartbeat and that he had stopped already 'long before.' Needless to say I had planned my life in the last 3 months. Anyone who's had this experience knows this. And I would say to those women that are going through it at this time to be strong girls, 'cause life goes on and it is not nobody's fault and Nature acts in ways that are incomprehensible. We can only accept. And I want to tell you that you are close by if you are suffering as I am suffering, do not deny it, it feels like a pain, an unexplained, constant fatigue, but it will go away. I know I'm lucky 'cause I have a special man next to me that I wish all to have. The future is full of surprises and happiness and there a lot of hope, I continue to believe it. And thank you for the love you have shown me in this circumstance.