Mother-of-13 who starred with husband on TLC TV show Extraordinary Pregnancies’ has been hanged after ‘personal issues’
- Mandy Gardner was last seen alive five days before she was found dead in the woods
- The Worthing, West Sussex mother had expressed thoughts of harming herself
- The cause of death was hanged, and the coroner ruled that the mother’s death was suicide
- For support, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit their website samaritans.org
A mother of 13 who appeared on TV on Extraordinary Pregnancies was hanged in the woods after being marred by “personal problems.”
Mandy Gardner was last seen alive five days before she was found dead on April 7 near her home in Worthing, West Sussex.
An inquest revealed that the 43-year-old had spoken of self-harm shortly before her death.
Mandy Gardner (pictured) was last seen alive five days before she was found dead near her home in Worthing, West Sussex in April
A post-mortem examination determined that the cause of death had been hanged and the coroner ruled that the mother’s death was suicide.
Mandy’s funeral took place in her hometown on June 15 at Durrington Cemetery Chapel, according to The sun newspaper.
The mother had appeared on TLC’s Extraordinary Pregnancies four years ago in 2016 with her husband Nathan.
At the time of recording, the couple had eleven children and were looking forward to welcoming their 12th baby into the family.
On the program, proud mother Mandy said she loved children and that the more children the couple had, the more they wanted. She gave birth to her 13th child two years ago.
She said, “There are times when it can be absolutely bedlam; it will be dogs running around, children chasing the dogs, adults chasing the children chasing the dogs! ‘
The mother of 13 (pictured) had appeared on TLC’s Extraordinary Pregnancies four years ago in 2016 with her husband Nathan (right).
‘Not everything [of my] pregnancies were planned – we are careful – you know, each one was a welcome addition. ‘
‘Crazy is normal in this house. Would I trade it for a quiet life – no. ‘
Mandy’s Instagram page was dedicated to her large family, with her bio reading, ‘Love my 13 kids !! my dogs oh and my hubby xx # mumof13 # mummyof13. ‘
Proud mom Mandy adored her family (above) and often shared posts from them on her Instagram page
In TLC’s Extraordinary Pregnancies, Mandy (pictured) admitted that she was addicted to having babies. She gave birth to her 13th child two years ago
Her private social media feed consists of posts from her family – especially the kids.
When she spoke about her children on the TV show, she said, ‘Am I addicted to having babies? Yes, I think there is definitely an element in it.
‘But I hope to stop at noon. Famous last words – the last seven were all the ‘last’! ‘
If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this article, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123, or you can visit the website by clicking here.