Prior to the airing of CMT’s reality show Racing Wives, Samantha and Kyle Busch were open about their challenges with infertility and how they conceived their 4-year-old son, Brexton, through in vitro fertilization.
To help others handle the huge financial cost of IVF, their Bundle of Joy Fund also raises money for couples trying to conceive.
The reality show — though comical at times — highlighted some of the most intimate moments and personal struggles as they underwent IVF again to conceive a second child. In the first season finale, which aired Friday, opening up about their lives took a gigantic step as the aftermath of their miscarriage last year was documented in a series of heartbreaking scenes.
On tonight's season finale of #RacingWives, Samantha speaks candidly about her miscarriage.
— Racing Wives (@RacingWives) September 21, 2019
After getting pregnant with a girl Samantha repeatedly said she so desperately wanted, she told the world in a devastating Twitter video in November 2018 that she had a miscarriage.
Talking to the camera one-on-one on the eighth and final episode of the first season of Racing Wives, Samantha said:
“It’s been a couple months since the miscarriage, and to be honest with you, I don’t really feel that much better. I cry just about every day, and it hurts. I just feel broken inside and like a piece of me is gone forever.”
She told Kyle she felt like she never received closure. So the family decided to plant a tree to honor their unborn daughter and grieve the loss.
— Samantha Busch (@SamanthaBusch) September 21, 2019
They Samantha and Kyle wrote letters, and Brexton drew a picture of a sunflower to leave at the tree, along with some flowers. Sam said she wanted to plant a tree so they’ll always have something to remember their daughter by.
Kyle read his letter first, saying:
“To my baby girl,
As your mother and I grieve greatly, we will forever cherish you for how you were created and having gone through all the things we did to create you. We miss you every day, and we’ll forever carry you in our hearts until we get to meet you again in Heaven.
Then it was Samantha’s turn. In an understandably emotional moment, she struggled to get through reading her letter. She said:
“To my sweet baby girl,
You were loved tremendously and prayed for nightly long before we even began the process to have you. Your brother was so excited to meet you. It’s amazing how in terms of time, you were only with me briefly, but the love I have for you is so overwhelming. You were loved in a way that is hard to put into words. For someone so very little, you left the biggest hole in my heart. Not a day will go by that I won’t think of you until we meet again one day. My sweet baby girl, know that you have a mommy, daddy, big brother and family that loves you so much, and your memory will never fade from our hearts.”
Again talking to the camera, Samantha tried to describe the pain she experienced following the miscarriage.
“I’m not doing well,” she said. “I think the whole situation’s really difficult. But it was nice to kind of come together as a family and be there for each other and remember her.”