“This was the last photo an hour before my son’s surgery, life is unfair I just wanted to have my children 💔💔💔💔,” Anny, 32, wrote in Spanish via Instagram on Saturday, April 23, sharing snaps of the infant.
In her social media gallery, Adriel laid on a hospital gurney ahead of his medical procedure, staring up at the camera.
“Sometimes we don’t understand God’s decisions, but I know he will comfort your heart,” fellow franchise alum Larissa Santos Lima replied to Anny’s post in Spanish. Cortney Reardanz, for her part, commented: “😢💔 Sending your family love and strength.”
Robert, 44, and Anny — who wed in September 2019, after appearing on season 7 of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé earlier that year — announced on Thursday, April 21 that Adriel had died.
“Today is one of the worst days of my life,” Anny wrote via Instagram. “I am devastated and my family… life is so hard and difficult. I never thought I would lose my son. He was a fighter… his heart couldn’t take it… my heart is broken it’s a big pain…so difficult.”
The reality TV couple — who share daughter Brenda Aaliyah, 20 months — welcomed their son in September 2021. (Robert also has five children from previous relationships.)
“Much love and respect to my wife who’s the true warrior,” the New York native wrote via Instagram Stories at the time. “Gave birth to our baby boy.”
The married couple first met in person in her native Dominican Republic before Robert proposed eight hours later. After she moved to Florida to be with Robert in 2019, they tied the knot.
“The ring [he presented] me was a surprise. I’m never going to forget,” Anny gushed in a confessional on their wedding day on the TLC series. “He already [has] five babies, and I’m gonna have five! When I met [him], he tell me, ‘Oh, I have three kids, two kids live with their mother and one lives with me.’ He tell me [later], ‘I don’t have three kids. I have five kids with four women.’ I said, ‘What the f–k?’ That’s too much, too [many] women.”
Us Weekly confirmed in April 2020 that the pair were expecting their first child together. Brenda was born that July.
“Welcome to the world my princess,” Anny captioned an Instagram snap at the time. “I am full of love and happiness to have you in my life. My gift from God was born July 28, 2020.”