Elena Gant suffers a devastating blow on this week’s Little Women: LA after her father dies suddenly, which sees her return to Russia to be with her family.
Footage shows co-star Terra Jole’s husband Joe talking to Elena’s husband Preston, who says: “There’s been an emergency.”
After Elena returns to Russia to be with her family, she breaks down in tears as she chats online to Terra, saying: “I’m never going to see him again.”
Terra, who is also left devastated by the tragedy, says in an interview with producers: “I hope she doesn’t blame herself for something that she had no control over.”
Elena wrote about her father’s death on Instagram in January, posting a picture of the pair of them sharing a rollercoaster ride together at Six Flags Magic Mountain resort in Santa Clara, CA.
In the caption she said: “With all the ups and downs in our life, I’ll miss you endlessly… #daddy.”
Fans rushed to offer support at the time. One said: “So sorry for your family’s loss, I’ll light a candle for your family.”
Another wrote: “I’m so very sorry for your loss ? Sending healing Angels to watch over you and your family ?.”
Tonight’s Little Women: LA also sees Terra Jole and Tonya banks head to the Women’s March in Los Angeles, but Briana decides not to go as she thinks Terra is not going for the right reasons.
Meanwhile, Christy Gibel and husband Todd look into medical weight-loss options.
Tonight also sees the premiere of Lifetime’s new weekly live Little Talk Live Aftershow hosted by Michelle Collins, which airs after Little Women: LA ends.
Little Women: LA airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Lifetime.