Four months before Shanann Watts was murdered along with her two children Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, she went on Facebook Live to talk about how she "beat the odds" to have children despite a lupus diagnosis.
Chris Watts, Shanann's husband, has been charged with killing her and their two daughters in their Colorado home. Shanann, 34, was 15 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. Becoming pregnant was once something that the mother thought she would never be capable of.
She was left in a “really, really, really bad place” when she was told she likely couldn’t have children after being diagnosed with the the chronic autoimmune disease, she explained in a Facebook Live video.
“I was told I couldn’t have kids and here I have two amazing, crazy, wild children I love dearly,” she said. “Everything happens for a reason.”
She also chillingly noted in the clip that nobody is “ever promised a tomorrow.”
Chris Watts told police last week that he strangled Shanann in a fit of rage after she killed their two daughters inside their Frederick home, according to an arrest affidavit released last week. But, prosecutors think that it was Chris who killed all of them.
But, back when the Facebook Live video was recorded, Shanann was happy. She gushed about how grateful she was to have had children. She said she felt honored that she had the opportunity to teach her children to be confident.
When she gave birth to her first child Bella, “she spent every minute thanking God and taking care of her precious gift,” her family wrote in her obituary. They went on to state that when she became pregnant with her second child she “was so excited to be able to have another child because of her battle with Lupus. She was determined to stay healthy.”
[Photos: Colorado Bureau of Investigation]
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