Kian Egan praises wife Jodi Albert after she reveals miscarriage news

Kian Egan heaped praise on his wife Jodi Albert after she went public with their miscarriage news on Thursday.

The former Hollyoaks actress announced on Instagram that she and the Westlife star "lost our little one" when she was nine weeks 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," she candidly wrote.

The former Girl Thing singer confessed that she deleted the announcement "so many times" before plucking up the nerve to share her heartbreak.

"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," she explained. "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."

Jodi concluded her post by thanking Kian for being her "rock" and added, "I love you and our boys so much and am so grateful for what I already have."

The Irish singer posted the same photo, which showed them on holiday, on his Instagram account and praised Jodi for her strength.

"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)," he wrote.

Kian and Jodi have been married since 2009. They share three sons - Koa, 10, Zekey, six, and Cobi, four.