Why ‘The Little Couple’ Star Jen Arnold Wants a ‘Boring’ Life

By ABC News

Feb 26, 2014 7:32am

ABC News’ Abbie Boudreau reports:

Reality TV star Dr. Jen Arnold says she is ready for “life to be boring” after battling a life-threatening battle with a rare form of cancer.

“I don’t want any of this crazy excitement,” Arnold, the star of TLC’s “The Little Couple,” told ABC News in her first TV interview since announcing earlier this month that her cancer is in remission.

“I’m ready for life to be boring, good or bad,” she said.

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Arnold, a neonatologist and mother of two, has every reason to want her high-profile life with husband Bill Klein to slow down.

The Houston-based couple was just three days into a trip to India last year to adopt their 2-year-old daughter, Zoey – who would  join their son, Will, 4, whom they adopted from China – when Arnold discovered she was sick.

“I started having some bleeding,” Arnold said.  “It got to be pretty excessive and I realized something was seriously wrong.”

Arnold, 39, flew home while her husband, Bill, 39, stayed with their children.

“It was terrible,” Bill said.  “I just wanted it to be me instead of her and for her to be with the kids.”

Arnold announced last December that she had a type of cancer in her uterus.  The cancer, stemming from a recent miscarriage,  required her to have a hysterectomy and undergo intensive chemotherapy.

Arnold shared photos of herself throughout her treatment, and even allowed her sense of humor to come through, “firing” her husband one day when her hair had fallen out to the point that she looked like “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump.

“She comes out of the shower one day and she combs all of her hair over to one side and she goes, ‘You’re fired!’” recalled Bill.

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In the more serious moments, Arnold says she relied on her two young children to give her strength.

“I kept thinking I want to see Will get married.  I want to see Zoey get married.  I want to see what they become when they grow up,” she said.

The drama of her health scare will play out on TV when part 2 of the sixth season of “The Little Couple” debuts March 4 on TLC.

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For now, Arnold is looking ahead to the future full of appreciation for surviving the fight of her life.

“I’m feeling much better,” Arnold said.  “I’m feeling, obviously, very happy.”

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