Kian Egan and Jodi Albert have suffered a miscarriage.
The Westlife singer's former 'Hollyoaks' actress wife took to Instagram to reveal the couple tragically lost their little one at nine weeks pregnant, and the 38-year-old star told how it was her second miscarriage, three-and-a-half years apart.
Jodi - who shares kids Koa, 10, Zeke, six, and Cobi, four, with Kian - wrote: "I posted a similar pic to this on Valentine’s Day.. one person commented and said she looks pregnant.. on any other occasion I might have been offended, but on this occasion I thought.. ooh she guessed it right, I am and I cannot wait to get to 12 weeks to share our happy news!!!
But sadly we lost our little one at 9weeks pregnant .. this is my second miscarriage although 3 1/2 years apart…this one hit differently because we allowed ourselves to get excited and dream about what the future would look like with a new beautiful little blessing to add to our family.
I have written out this post and deleted it so many times as my biggest fear has been having to tell people but I know that by talking or posting about it,it can be so helpful for anyone going through this painful loss.. to know that your not alone and although that little baby was never born it still has a huge place in your heart. (sic)"
Jodi chose to speak out to try to help others after she found "comfort" in reading and listening to other women's experiences.
She added: "The silence after the D C procedure is deafening because you are left with so many thoughts and questions that can sometimes never be answered. I have found comfort in reading and listening to women who have been through the same thing and I suppose this is why I’m pushing through my fear and speaking out.
I think it’s part of a positive healing process or maybe it’s just for me to remember that it was real and that little baby did exist and was loved so much
To my husband who has just been my rock .. you are the most amazing man.. I love you and our boys so much and am so grateful for what I already have (sic)"
Kian took to Instagram to praise his wife as the "strongest person I know".
The 41-year-old star wrote: "I don’t really have any words to describe this woman. All I know is I love her with all my heart. She is the strongest person I know. We have been through some heart break recently. A heart break that will never go away. Love you my soul mate @jodialbert (sic)"