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Updated on: Nov 14, 2017

Nikki DeLoach's Married Life With Husband Ryan Goodell- Complete Story On Their Newborn's Open Heart Surgery Here!

Nikki DeLoach was broken from inside when her newborn was forwarded to open-heart surgery after his birth earlier this year, in September. Doctors have said that yet another surgery is on the way! 

Well, it's a tough period for Nikki DeLoach and her husband Ryan Goodell who married back in September 2009. 

Nikki DeLoach And Her Married Life with Ryan Goodell

The 38-year-old actress tied the knot to Ryan, a former member of the boy band Take 5 in September 2009. Their wedding ceremony took place in the presence of some close friends and family members.

Sources say that the couple started dating back in 2001. Taking their first year together into account, it's been 16 years since the couple has been together. And that is an achievement in itself! 

Nikki with her husband Ryan and kid 

Together for 16 years and married for 8, Nikki and Ryan are an exemplary Hollywood couple. However, this year brought a little tragedy into their joy-filled lives. 

Nikki DeLoach Devastated After Her Newborn's Open-Heart Surgery

This is the right time to praise the 'Awkward' actress Nikki for all her strength and courage.

DeLoach was devasted when she learned that her unborn child, Bennett Christopher Goodell had multiple complications in his heart and might not survive for long.

Newborn Bennett Christopher after open-heart surgery

 Source: People

Bennett was born on 20 September this year. Bennett's mother,  Nikki DeLoach, went to CHLA with some hopes they could save her son in any way. The newborn went into surgery on 25 September. Cardiothoracic surgeon Vaughn Starnes was the one who performed one of the most critical operations successfully.

Most kids undergoing the surgery, however, do not survive as per some reports. The loving couple Nikki and her husband Ryan are staying by the side of the child as he's recovering from the surgery.

Nikki said,

None of this was easy to watch, and four nights after the surgery I was in a particularly vulnerable state. I was trying not to fall apart but I had reached my breaking point and I couldn’t hold the tears back any longer.

There's another heart surgery on the way in future, but at this moment Nikki feels blessed for the miracle. The House Bunny star also has an older child born on 22 October 2013. 

Quick Facts About Nikki DeLoach

  • Born on 9 September 1979 in Waycross, Georgia.
  • Eldest among three kids born to  David DeLoach and Terri.
  • Her brother Brett is currently a baseball player, and her sister LeAnne is a Valdosta State University graduate.
  • Made her first public appearance while studying at Pierce County High School as a child.
  • Was a member of the Georgia 4-H Performing Arts group Clovers & Company in 1991.
  • Some of her initial works include The Net, North Shore, Windfall, Grounded for Life, and Cold Case.
  • Is taking online classes in a sociology degree from UCLA.

Quick Facts about Ryan Goodell

  • Born on 29 June 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Was the member of American boy band 'Take 5'.
  • His brother Jeff "Clay" Goodell is also a musician.