It is with a heavy heart that TLC shares news that our beloved friend Jen Arnold, of The Little Couple, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She released a statement announcing the news on People.com, which reads:
"I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy. I am very fortunate as the prognosis is very good."
She adds: "While there is never a good time to get news like this, getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways...but being surrounded by the love of my husband and our two beautiful children is actually in many ways giving me the strength to fight it even stronger."
Through their TLC show, Jen and her husband, Bill Klein, have shared their lives with millions of fans around the world since 2009. This year the couple welcomed not one, but two children into their home with the love and support of their family, friends and fans: a boy named William and a girl named Zoey. At the family’s request, TLC will be following them through this difficult time.
Arnold is undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy at this time. We invite you to leave well wishes for Jen on Twitter and in the space below.
Little Couple airs Tuesdays at 10|9c on TLC.
-- Alex Zuckerman