Less than two months later Shaquil Barrett and his wife, Jordanna Barrettmourned the tragic death of her daughter Arrayah, she is pregnant with another baby.
“A few weeks after our sweet daughter’s heavenly day, Shaquil and I found out that we were pregnant! I just know that Arrayah played a special role in selecting this sweet girl to add to our family,” Jordanna wrote. , 30, via Instagram on Friday, June 30. little girl!”
She continued, “We miss our Arrayah every second of every day, but I rest easy knowing that she is going to be little Miss Allanah’s best angel sister! … Arrayah gave me hope. She changed so many lives with the 2 short years she blessed this Earth, and God works in such mysterious ways, but I will never doubt His plans for my life. Through the worst of the worst, he turns around and uses ALL things for good. I’ll trust when it’s hardest, and I’ll praise him through all the good things. His plans are much better than mine and always will be.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, 30, and his wife – who also share three older children – revealed their little one will be named Allanah Ray. Jordanna is due to give birth in February 2024.
News broke in April that Arrayah, 2, had died after drowning in the family pool.
“Today’s tragic news is heartbreaking for all members of the Buccaneers family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this incredibly difficult time,” it read at the time. on the Bucs’ official Twitter page. “While no words can bring true comfort at a time like this, we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very deep loss of their Arrayah well. -loved.”
A police report obtained by The Associated Press at the time noted that Arrayah’s death was a “purely accidental and tragic incident”.
Less than a week later, Jordanna broke her silence on the loss of her daughter. “Our world will never be the same again,” she wrote via Instagram on May 3. “Arrayah was the apple of my eye, and my heart will always be with hers. …Until we meet again, please watch over your siblings and mom and dad. We love you forever and ever. I can’t wait to see that precious smile again and to hold you so tightly in my arms. I would do absolutely anything. There’s no Barrett 6 without you, and we’ll keep your place here forever, until we all meet again in heaven. I love you forever.”
Jordanna commemorated the memory of the late toddler several weeks later by getting tattoos of angel wings and a halo on her wrist.
Shaquil and Jordanna, who were high school sweethearts, tied the knot in February 2012. After their nuptials, they welcomed four children together: Shaquil Jr., Braylon, Aaliyah, and Arrayah. Baby Allanah will be their fifth child.