“Little Couple” Star Jen Arnold: I Have Cancer

Posted Friday December 6, 2013 1:35 PM GMT

She’s one of the most beloved reality television stars these days, and Jen Arnold is about to face one of the biggest challenges of her entire life.

The “Little Couple” personality has revealed that she is fighting for her life against cancer, though her family has been a great source of support.

Arnold told Us Weekly, "I have recently been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and am currently undergoing treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy. I am very fortunate as the prognosis is very good."

"While there is never a good time to get news like this; getting it just as we are building our new family is tough in many ways . . . but being surrounded by the love of my husband and our two beautiful children is actually in many ways giving me the strength to fight it even stronger."

Jen’s husband Bill Klein added via Twitter, "My darling wife released today that she is currently battling a form of cancer. Prayers are welcome, hugs are not due to her weakened state. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. We appreciate everyone's generous well wishes and prayers. We will fight and we will win!"

And the TLC Network released a statement to let fans know that it will all be documented on the show. "TLC has chronicled Bill and Jen's lives since 2009 and at their request, we will be following them through this challenge. Jen is a doctor and teacher and she saw this as an opportunity to educate and possibly help, through sharing her story."

Photo Credit: TLC