Chris' announcement comes after several photos and videos of Chris and Mercedes vacationing together in Cancun circulated on social media late last month in which Mercedes did not appear pregnant and was also allegedly repeatedly seen drinking alcohol.
Given Married at First Sight's twelfth edition began filming in August 2020 when Mercedes was said to only be about six weeks pregnant, it appeared not enough time had elapsed for Mercedes to have carried a pregnancy to full term before the Cancun vacation.
According to online postings, Chris had allegedly told inquiring vacationers Mercedes had tragically suffered a miscarriage, and he directly confirmed the sad news Sunday on Instagram.
Chris posted a photo of Mercedes' hospital bracelet with the date "10/28/2020" on it.
"I wrestled with this but here it goes........." Chris began the caption to his post.
"August 2020 I found out some of the greatest news I had heard ever. I would be a dad. Even though this was the case it was unfortunate given certain circumstances! I just wanted to be the best Dad I could be."
Chris learning he was the father of his ex-fiancee's baby was "unfortunate" at the time because he had just married a stranger, Paige, on Married at First Sight.
Chris told Paige during their Las Vegas honeymoon it had been six weeks since he last interacted with his ex, whom he had been engaged to just three months prior to signing up for the extreme televised experiment.
Chris -- who repeatedly called Mercedes' pregnancy "devastating" and "disturbing" news when he initially revealed it to Paige and his fellow Married at First Sight co-stars -- claimed he and Mercedes had split in May 2020, but he told his buddy and fellow MAFS star Vincent Morales, "That wasn't the last time we had sex, for sure."
Chris continued in his Instagram post, "It was the most confused period I had ever experienced! My family was happy because there was going to be an addition to our family. Well during the latter part of October Mercedes would complain about stomach pains that gradually got worse."
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"On 10/28/2020 we rushed her to the hospital. Because I wasn't the husband I couldn't go to the room due to covid, but after a time I managed to get to the back. When I got there I was met with cold silence. I found out that she had a miscarriage!"
Chris suggested the loss came as a total shock to him and he had experienced a lot of pain.
"I had never been through this before so I didn't know what feelings were normal and what was abnormal, all I know is it felt like a funeral. We were devastated that a baby that made a grand entrance this big in my life now has made a grand exit!" Chris wrote.
"I instantly hated this for Mercedes as she had already been through a lot but she demonstrated the strength and fortitude to get through this."
As Married at First Sight viewers saw in the latest episode, Mercedes was hurt to find out Chris had chosen to marry another woman only several months after their breakup and not long after their last sexual encounter.
Mercedes also appeared stunned when Paige admitted she and Chris had been having unprotected sex ever since their wedding and Paige also had a pregnancy scare as well.
"I wrestled with posting this, but this is real life," Chris acknowledged in his post.
"Not that an explanation is owed, but we do have my chart documents that detail the day the pregnancy results came back from the doctor on 8/31/2020 and all paperwork regarding the miscarriage on 10/28/2020."
Chris went on to explain that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage.
"I pray for all women who have experienced this! Tough, tough situation to be in. Little Nugget I hate that I will never meet you, but I will always love you!" Chris concluded.
Chris apparently felt the need to address rumors and gossip regarding his ex-fiancee's pregnancy because some people assumed Mercedes had a miscarriage and other Married at First Sight followers voiced skepticism and suggested Chris and Mercedes may have faked the pregnancy to get Chris out of his unhappy marriage to Paige.
Chris said shortly after his wedding that he wasn't attracted to Paige and his bride wasn't like the "trophy" type of woman he was used to dating.
Married at First Sight's twelfth season recently featured Chris telling Paige that he wanted a divorce because he still loved Mercedes and was hoping to get back together with her for the sake of raising their child as a team in one household.
While Chris seemed set on dumping Paige and trying to win Mercedes back, his storyline with Paige is still playing out on the Lifetime reality series.
After a tense conversation with Married at First Sight expert Pastor Calvin Roberson in which Chris revealed he wanted to part ways with Paige, Chris whispered something in Paige's ear that made her smile.
"Chris is whispering in my ear that his fear is falling in love with me," Paige told the cameras.
Paige left the therapy session feeling totally confused and emotional, and she asked herself, "Are we really, really done?"
Paige subsequently met Mercedes face to face to take some control back in the situation, and Mercedes announced that she had no intention of taking Chris back.
Paige also determined she was going to walk away from the relationship since it was no longer serving her.
Chris posted photos of his time with Mercedes in Cancun on February 20 via Facebook, and a few days earlier, Mercedes has thanked everyone for their recent birthday well-wishes in a Facebook posting of her own, prompting Married at First Sight fans to speculate she and Chris may have been in Cancun celebrating her birthday.
Chris and Mercedes' time together in a romantic destination seems to indicate they did in fact reconcile or continue having some type of intimate relationship following Chris' stint on Married at First Sight.