Trista Sutter is grateful to her fans for their support.
On Monday, the 48-year-old Bachelor star thanked fans for the love and support she received after talking about the illness that has plagued her husband Ryan Sutter for nearly 17 years.
In a video in her Instagram story, Trista reached out to the overwhelming family's feedback, saying, "My latest post on Ryan's health brought together a lot of people exchanging messages, emails and calls, and I just wanted to say thank you."
“I know life is hectic and I know that people have a lot to do these days and try to survive and get through tough times - and even celebrate successes - and for those of you who reached out, liked or commented [or] sent a message, whatever, for all of this, we are very grateful,”she continued. "I am very sorry that many of you are struggling with similar situations and trying to find answers to questions related to health."
“This year has been difficult,” she added. “So, anyway, thanks for sharing your stories. Thank you for your support, it means a lot."
On Sunday, the mom of two shared an Instagram post stating that 46-year-old Ryan has been “struggling” for his health for months.
Reflecting on the recent Thanksgiving holiday, Trista wrote in the photo caption: “This week is usually one of my favorites. Remembering funny stories with my family, honoring traditions, filling our bellies with delicious treats and recognizing our blessings. In the end, I wrote a book about gratitude. However, it is for this reason that I did not publish it."
“I know I should be grateful, but I don't want to sound fake. And I am struggling. This guy … my rock, my best friend, my hero, my love … is fighting. Not every day, and not to the point that he can't work, cook, play sports or be with his family, but enough, she continued. "We fought for months to get answers."
According to Trista, the family, which has two children, daughter Blakeslee Grace, 11, and son Maxwell Alston, 13, recently "learned that Ryan does not have cancer," although doctors have not yet definitively diagnosed him.