THE Bachelor star Sarah Herron has revealed her baby son Oliver died after being born at 24 weeks old.
In a heartbreaking post, Sarah said their newborn passed away in her fiance Dylan Brown's arms on January 28.
The 36-year-old shared a devastating black and white photo of her holding Oliver, with Dylan kissing her on the head.
Sarah captioned the post: "He passed away in his dad’s arms shortly after.
"There are no words for the magnitude of loss and pain we’re experiencing. It’s beautiful and simultaneously tragic.
"He had my nose and his dad’s mouth and long fingers."
Sarah – who starred on the 17th season of The Bachelor and two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise – revealed Oliver had been her and Dylan's "IVF miracle".
The reality star wrote: "Oliver, our IVF miracle defied so many odds and fought through so many hard milestones to be here, but the higher powers still had other plans for the three of us.
"Our time together was short, but we are grateful for the days we had with Oliver in my belly.
"He has taught us so much about the integrity of life, love and death. Oliver filled our home and hearts with so much love and most importantly, optimism.
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"His body was small, but his legacy will always be larger than life to us."
Sarah went on: "While our hearts are shattered beyond comprehension, we are comforted knowing that our son’s soul only ever knew love and will not suffer in a body that wasn’t built for this life.
"We’ll never understand the cruelty of it all, but through the darkness, Oliver remains so so bright. We love you so much, baby boy. You will never be replaced. You are so perfect and awesome."
She concluded: "Love, Mommy and Daddy."
Also in the post, Sarah shared a picture of Dylan kissing her forehead as she cried in a hospital bed.
In other images, she showed off her baby bump and sat in a chair while her dog Rio cuddled up to her bump.
Sarah was flooded with support from fellow Bachelor stars in the comments.
SUPPORT FOR SARAH
Former Bachelorette Katie Thurston commented: "Sending your family all the love and support. So sorry for your loss."
Former Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison added: "God bless you all Sarah. We love you."
Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley posted: "Oliver you are so loved.
"Sarah you are the most amazing mother and your strength through everything to fight so hard for your son has been nothing less than beautiful to witness."
Sarah – who got engaged to Dylan in May 2021 – announced her pregnancy in September 2022 after a year-long in-vitro fertilization journey.
She told PEOPLE at the time: "We are over the moon to confirm that our most recent embryo transfer was a success and I am pregnant with a baby boy!
"We are early in the first trimester still, but since I have shared my fertility journey so openly with my community, it's important to me to that I continue in that faith."
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She added: "Dylan and I know the road ahead is long, but we are cautiously optimistic.
"We have completed 3 rounds of egg retrievals, and one embryo transfer that ended in a chemical pregnancy in 2021."
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