Jamie Otis Remembers Late Son on What Would’ve Been His First Birthday
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Jamie Otis Remembers Late Son on What Would’ve Been His First Birthday


UPDATE (12/22/17 at 10:53 a.m. ET): 

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner shared a touching tribute to their son on what would’ve been his first birthday.

“We’ve been MIA on social media today — Spent the whole day thinking of this little guy. I imagine him up in heaven bouncing on clouds curled up in his Grandma Dot’s arms,” the Married at First Sight star wrote on Thursday, December 21.

“Today he would have been one year old if he had ever made it to his due date...tomorrow we are buying a little one year old boy named Dylan Christmas presents in honor of our little boy Johnathan Edward."

She continued, “Looking at Henley makes me wonder what he would have been like. Can’t wait to meet in heaven again one day.”

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Original story (12/18/17 at 9:10 a.m. ET): 

Marrying a stranger on reality TV is brave enough, but since her journey on the first-ever season of Married at First Sight, Jamie Otis has been open about everything with fans — especially when it came to her and husband Doug Hehner losing their son, Johnathan, when she was just 17 weeks pregnant.

Now, the New Jersey duo is parents to four-month-old daughter Henley Grace and are documenting Jamie's (healthy!) pregnancy and Gracie's arrival on an all-new special. Because, you know, see above for the whole "open about everything" thing.

In Wetpaint's exclusive clip from Jamie and Doug Plus One, the nurse gets honest about losing their first child and how grateful she feels to have then gone on to carry a healthy baby to term.

"I felt like there will just never be a happy spot in life again," the 31-year-old tells the cameras of their loss.


"But it does feel so good to have this rainbow baby inside my belly and growing healthy. I really believe he's a little angel in heaven watching over his family."

Aw! Watch the exclusive sneak peek above for more on Jamie's candid confession, and tune into the special, Jamie and Doug Plus One, Tuesday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime!