The Secret Life Stars Speak on Heartbreaking Events Ahead

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SPOILER WARNING: The Secret Life of the American Teenager airs a significant episode on Monday. You can read about the events ahead on it HERE, first learn about them below... or wait until the hour airs to be surprised.

TV Fanatic took part in a conference call with stars Francia Raisa and Ken Baunmann this week. During it, the actress and actor addressed the major development to come for their characters: the death of Adrian's child.

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"Adrian was really just all about having this baby," Raisa said. "Her whole life revolved around it right now. She’s had a baby shower, she is getting married, she is starting a new life, and then for all that to be just be crashing down and I mean, there’s no baby now, so, it really affects her. It affected me as well to shoot the episode. It’s something that I’d hope never to witness again."

How will the loss affect the dynamic between Adrian and Ben, Amy and Ricky? Baunmann chimed in:

"I’s a pretty tricky situation, but I would say that it both kind of settles any disputes or conflicts they have just temporarily because everyone kind of bonds together in grief, paradoxically enough. But at the same time, once Adrian and Ben are trying to recover, it gets pretty nasty.

"And naturally, you’re going to have two people who are stricken by grief, and they’re going to look to make themselves feel better, and that may involve trying to reach back into the past, and go back to how it was once was, and reignite old loves and all that stuff... it gets even more convoluted, but temporarily, like I said, everybody comes together in this tragic event."

Return to the site for a detailed review of this episode as soon as it concludes on Monday.

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pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!! do not put Amy and Ben back together they were not meant for each other i mean I've been watching this show from episode 1 and it just really start to make scene. Amy's together with her baby's father and Ben with his new wife Adrian even if the baby passed away they still got a strong emotional history together which makes it very wrong if they decide to split everyone up again i mean am already disappointed that Adrian and Ben's baby didn't live i made it my business to watch the show every week just to see the episode with the new beautiful baby girl but now it's officially a bummer i think that the writers should let Adrian and Ben have another baby to give Ben and Adrian some happiness on the show so that they to can show of their baby and be a wonderful family


Kudos to the screenwriters for tackling this tricky topic. Things do not always have a happy ending, and as sad as it is there is an entire "baby loss" community for which these events ring all too true. I applaud Secret Life for publicizing this type of tragedy that has always been tabu. I hope that as the story line progresses it shows that grief does not go away, and that things are not always ok. I hope that they talk about grieving and that it is natural and NOT tabu.


Hey everyone, back again with a quick reminder to tune-in tonight! It will indeed be “crazy!� Can’t wait to hear what you all think!


I figured this was going to happen. I swear if amy and ben get back together I'm going to be PISSEEDD :/ Amy is MEANT for Ricky!!!


i just read this at 10:34 and i did'nt even know but when i read it I started crying .. tv is to much for me my whole life show that just went off (greys anatomy). NOW my favorite character's baby is dead and just like on greys anatomy callie but her baby survived not to make this about greys anatomy but im so sad..NOW i wonder if Ben is going to leave Adrian.. im so pissed off.. I need a break from all tv but i know that is not going to happen...


whoooooa! crazy man!

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