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Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:20:59 PM »
January 28, 2009
THE AMAZING RACE’S HAYDEN & AARON OPEN UP ABOUT THEIR DAUGHTER’S CRITICAL CONDITION

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The Amazing Race’s Hayden Kristianson and Aaron Crumbaugh were thrilled to learn from an ultrasound that they were going to have a girl when Hayden was 20 weeks pregnant. But their excitement turned to fear when the test also revealed that their daughter had a dangerous birth defect. “I cried for three weeks straight,” Hayden tells In Touch, as she and Aaron open up about a parent’s worst nightmare. Doctors diagnosed the baby with gastroschisis — a potentially deadly birth defect that affects one in 5,000 babies. “Her abdomen had an opening in it which caused some of her intestines to remain outside of her body,” explains Hayden. “It was very scary.”

As soon as Kaiya Rachel was born on December 7, she was whisked away to a stabilization room where a neonatologist was waiting. “Aaron and I didn’t even get to see her,” says Hayden about their 6-pound, 5-ounce bundle of joy. “But as soon as we heard her little cry, we knew she was going to be okay.” But Hayden still had to wait three more days to meet her daughter. “She needed to be transported to Children’s Memorial Hospital,” says Hayden. “Kaiya had about two feet of intestines and a little bit of her colon outside of her body,” adds model/chef Aaron.

Twenty-four days later — on New Year’s Eve — their baby girl was finally released from the hospital. “I can’t even begin to describe the joy we felt bringing her home. We realize how blessed we are,” says Hayden. “

Hayden and Aaron competed on The Amazing Race, season 6, finishing in 4th place. Immediately following their elimination in Xi'an, China, Aaron proposed to Hayden on the Mat at the Great Wall of China in front of Phil Keoghan and all of the show fans watching. They were married on April 21, 2007 in Spokane, WA. Aaron has been working as a chef in Chicago. ---peach

more on gastroschisis: http://www.childrensmemorial.org/depts/fetalhealth/gastroschesis.aspx
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 02:28:37 PM »





Congratulations to Hayden and Aaron on the birth of their baby girl Kaiya!

Sending them Love and Best Wishes as they start their journey together!

And prayers for her continued recovery...
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 02:33:40 PM »

Such a touching article thanks peachy for sharing

Congratulations on their beautiful bundle of joy

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 03:14:24 PM »
Congrats to Hayden and Aaron and God Bless them and their baby girl  :hugs:

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 04:18:09 PM »
It's nice to read a happy ending. Congratulations Hayden and Aaron on the birth of your beautiful little girl.  :nuala:
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 04:34:41 PM »
Good news to have Kaiya come home. I'm sure she'll grow up to be very beautiful. And have Hayden's voice as well. "Aa-RON!" :lol:
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 04:34:58 PM »
This almost made me teary-eyed, which is funny because I never really liked them that much during the race. Congratulations to the both of them, though. :)
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 11:38:51 PM »
This almost made me teary-eyed, which is funny because I never really liked them that much during the race. Congratulations to the both of them, though. :)

Same feelings here.
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 12:06:46 AM »
I liked them because I know that the race is tough and all my best wishes too!
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 10:06:40 AM »
This almost made me teary-eyed, which is funny because I never really liked them that much during the race. Congratulations to the both of them, though. :)
Same feelings here.
I was quite annoyed with them during the race, but of course, you never want to wish anything bad on them after the race.
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2009, 10:17:18 AM »
I didn't like them until Hayden had her meltdown in China and yelled "DO NOT GIVE HIM CHINESE MONEY!"
but I'm so glad everything turned out OK for them  :jam:

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 01:19:47 PM »
I liked them during the race so the first part of the article made me sad.

But I'm glad their daughter is recovering and I hope their life together continues goes well!
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 07:20:45 PM »
I'm glad everything turned out well for them as well!

I actually liked them a lot during the race. I found their bickering to be funny most of the time. One of my favorite memories of them was during the recap episode where Aaron was pushing their stalled car towards an exit or something to meet someone, while Hayden protested and grabbed onto the car trying to stop him from pushing it any further. Good times, haha.

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 09:08:19 PM »
That's a nice story!  I am so glad that their little girl is okay.  I liked watching them in season 6.

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2009, 10:47:14 AM »
they were the better half of the model alliance
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2009, 01:25:15 PM »
Good for them that their daughter's doing well.  I hope their marriage is just fine, too.
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 07:34:01 PM »
Apparently Aaron is competing on the current season of Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network.

Hasn't mentioned TAR, but apparently he did mention his past career (pre-TAR) as n underwear model; something that was known when his season aired 10 years ago!
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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 10:24:57 PM »
I can't believe I watched them a decade ago...Just wow...............

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Re: Hayden and Aaron TAR 6
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2016, 01:40:13 AM »
Apparently the Food Network liked Aaron's two appearances on Cutthroat Kitchen (he won one of them). They invited him to audition for the the 12th season of The Next Food Network Star and he was selected to be one of the contestants. The winner is supposed to get their own show on the Food Network, but that hasn't always happened. Apparently it depends on how thrilled they are with the winner. I believe there are other prizes, but I can't find that information on the show's web page.

They have already aired the first episode and Aaron survived, though he was in the bottom and was up for elimination. He apparently didn't salt him food enough, but they eliminated another contestant that burned his dish. I watched the last half of it and never realized that I had seen Aaron before. Here's an excerpt from a critique of the episode on the Food Network website:

Aaron Crumbaugh:

A chipper former model and family man is our future "meat man" for Food Network? While Aaron's coffee-rubbed steak with chimichurri was a great idea, the judges found it lacked salt. Do you see Bobby’s face when someone forgets to salt food? This self-described "farm boy ... chef ... stay-at-home dad" (whaaat?) needs to reel it in and put it all out there if he wants to cook bison steak for America.


Here's Aaron's bio page on the show's web page:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-star/contestants/aaron-crumbaugh.html

Here's an article from the Spokane, WA newspaper (where he and Hayden live) about his selection to be on the show and some his cooking tips:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/may/18/food-network-star-12-staples-aaron-crumbaugh/