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'Little Women: LA' star Christy McGinity's daughter dies at 2 weeks old

The couple said that their baby girl, who was born 7 weeks early, is playing "with the angels."

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By Rachel Paula Abrahamson

“Little Women: L.A.” star Christy McGinity has shared the heartbreaking news that her 2-week-old daughter, Violet Eva, passed away on March 20.

"We are so grateful for the outpouring of love we've received," McGinity and her boyfriend, Gonzalo Justo Carazo, told TODAY Parents on Tuesday afternoon. "We need all the prayers right now. Missing our girl more and more each day."

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, McGinity and Carazo revealed that their baby had gone "to play with the angels."

“Little Women: L.A.” star Christy McGinity said goodbye to her 2-week-old daughter, Violet Eva, on March 20, 2020.Courtesy of Christy McGinity

McGinity, 42, gave birth at 33 weeks along in her pregnancy on March 6. Violet weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces and was 15 inches long, McGinity's representative told TODAY Parents. A pregnancy is considered full-term at 39 weeks, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Earlier this month, Carazo, who appears on the Lifetime reality series with McGinity, posted a photo of Violet Eva on her one-week birthday in the hospital.

“Thank U for making me a Dad and bringing me an entire new perspective during your first week of Life. We love you so much!” Carazo wrote on Instagram. “#BabyGirl @1stTimeDad #7WeeksEarly #OverprotectiveDad #DaddysGirl #NICUBaby #Love #OneDayAtATime.”

Though the couple have not released any details about the cause of death, McGinity had a scary third trimester.

In February, McGinity revealed on Instagram that she was having contractions and asked for prayers.

“She is not ready,” McGinity wrote at the time.

That same month, McGinity told her Instagram followers that she had been "back in the hospital for a few days.”

McGinity is also a mother to daughter Autumn and son Trenton from a previous marriage.