Monica Lewinsky and Others React to Meghan Markle's Miscarriage News With Outpouring of Support

Monica Lewinsky and other celebrities are praising Meghan Markle for opening up about her recent miscarriage. After Markle penned a moving essay in The New York Times about the heartbreaking experience, published on Wednesday, Lewinsky and others are offering the former actress overwhelming support and love.

Lewinsky shared a Muriel Rukeyser quote: "what would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? the world would split open." She added, "a private pain shared publicly may not help you, but it helps someone."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. Clive Mason/Getty Images

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown also tweeted out support for Markle. "#MeghanMarkle praised for helping others w/ 'frank & raw' miscarriage account. Sharing this profound grief as ⁦@chrissyteigen⁩ also did, is a blessing to those who have also experienced it. They know that in the midst of ? — they are not alone," she wrote.

Actress Anna Morris wrote that she hopes Markle's story helps others know they are not alone. "Glad Meghan Markle has shared her #miscarriage story. I hope it helps other women in a similar position know they are not alone," she tweeted. "I have many friends who have described this 'unbearable grief' too & her interview helps me to understand their feelings."

Writer Emma Gray said that "we are so lucky to have Meghan Markle."

Editor Angelica Malin pointed out that so many women who have had the same experience as Markle "are suffering in silence." "'For the first time, in a long time, as human beings, we are really seeing one another. Are we OK? We will be,'" she quoted Markle, adding: "Only respect for Meghan Markle speaking up about her miscarriage. So many women are suffering in silence because they simply don't know how to vocalise their pain."

Many others praised the former Suits actress online for her revealing essay, and for being open about such a personal and difficult experience.

The article, titled "The Losses We Share" starts with Markle describing the July day when the miscarriage occurred; as she writes, it started like any other ordinary day with her son, Archie. "After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right.

"I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second," Markle shares. "Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband's hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears."

In the piece, Markle also discussed the stigma surrounding miscarriages. "Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage," she observes. "Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning."

Markle's essay concludes with her asking folks to check in on one another this holiday season, and ask if their loved ones are okay.

"So this Thanksgiving, as we plan for a holiday unlike any before—many of us separated from our loved ones, alone, sick, scared, divided and perhaps struggling to find something, anything, to be grateful for—let us commit to asking others, 'Are you OK?'"