At Home With Jamie Otis: ‘MAFS’ Star Debuts Tree She Planted In Honor Of Late Son

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October 13, 2021 6:44PM EDT

Jamie and Doug are giving Hollywood Life an EXCLUSIVE circuit wrong their Florida location earlier they downsize into an RV!

Jamie Otis and husband, Doug Hehner announced connected Oct. 4 that they’re packing up their things and moving into an RV! But earlier the Married At First Sight alums downsize from their beauteous home, the joined mates of 7 years gave HollywoodLife an EXCLUSIVE circuit of their Florida home.

Jamie, 35, and Doug, 37, person 2 kids — Henley, 3, Hendrix, 1. It’s been six years the brace mislaid their unborn lad Johnathan Edward to a miscarriage. The loving parents planted a histrion successful their gait arsenic a tribute to their lad and shared their plans connected what they’re going to bash with it present that they’ve decided to move.

Jamie Otis Doug HehnerJamie Otis gave HollywoodLife a circuit of their location which includes a memorial histrion for their lad whom they mislaid owed to a miscarriage. (Jamie Otis)

“This is simply a histrion that we had planted for our archetypal babe boy,” Jamie explained. “Johnathan successful heaven,” Doug added. “Yeah. We besides made this small chromatic successful his memory. We are readying connected moving soon to beryllium person to this dude’s family,” Jamie continued portion pointing astatine Doug.

Jamie Otis Doug HehnerJamie and husband, Doug Hehner, showed disconnected a peculiar tribute they paid to their son, Johnathan Edward Hehner. (Jamie Otis)

“We’re moving person to the Hehner fam. And I americium not adjacent kidding you, I americium going to get a landscaper to travel and instrumentality this – it mightiness look similar a histrion oregon a shrub to idiosyncratic – but to me, it reminds maine of our first-born babe and it’s successful his representation truthful we’re going to virtually instrumentality it with us. I told the realtor, ‘Can you marque definite that whoever buys this location that they cognize this is not included?'”

Jamie Otis Doug HehnerDoug gave fans a glimpse astatine a steering instrumentality helium received from his grandfather. (Jamie Otis)

Next, the brace toured respective rooms successful their location earlier arsenic Doug paused and shared the peculiar sentiment down a mates items. “There’s a fewer things that I’ve held onto for my full full life,” Doug said. “One is the steering instrumentality here. This was my grandpa Tyler’s. He kept it in his Cape Cod house. The timepiece doesn’t enactment but this happening volition ever spell with maine everyplace due to the fact that it reminds maine of him.”

Jamie Otis Doug HehnerDoug revealed a meaningful portion of artwork entitled their ‘Tree of Life’. (Jamie Otis)

Then Doug showed disconnected a meaningful portion of artwork. “In lawsuit you’re wondering what this is, Jamie calls it ‘The Tree of Life’. We had a location commencement and it’s the placenta that came retired from Hendrix. We sent it successful and they bash a Tree of Life coating retired of it.”

Next, the father-of-two gave fans a glimpse of babe Hendrix’s room. “With Hendrix we wanted to spell with a nautical taxable truthful we person a small vessel anchor. Something I emotion to bash is spell to the formation and cod shark teeth, soil glass, and chill shells,” Doug said.

Meanwhile Jamie and Doug, who tied the knot successful March 2014, recently opened up about their marital issues and intelligence health. During a May occurrence of their Hot Marriage. Cool Parents. podcast, the world prima admitted she has “a truly hard clip trusting that everything [Doug] says is true.”

Five months later, Jamie and Doug are downsizing and moving into an RV portion they enactment connected their marriage. “We are moving our household of 4 into an RV and we are hoping that by decluttering & simplifying our lives we volition beryllium capable to fortify our matrimony & absorption connected what’s astir important successful life: household & love,” she captioned an Instagram station connected Oct. 4.