Her Instagram feed is full of smiling pictures with her children, but Myleene Klass has revealed that building her adorable family has been very challenging at times.
The presenter, 42, has opened up in an interview about the heartbreaking experience of losing her baby while hosting a radio show.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s You magazine, the mother-of-three said she discovered she’d miscarried during a brief toilet break while live on the air.
She said: “I was on air. I went to the loo while the music was playing and there was blood everywhere. I didn't know what to do. I had one hour left of my show.”
The former pop star said that she was able to continue presenting thanks to the support of fellow radio host Lauren Laverne, who fronts Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
Klass said: “She said, 'Do one link, take a breath, come out and call me.' She got me through. I did the next link and called her. We counted the links.
“I would go out, sob and come back in, take a deep breath and speak.”
The singer went through four miscarriages before the birth of her son Apollo, with fiance Simon Motson, in August 2019.
Klass – who is also mum to daughters Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, from a previous relationship – described the pain of losing her first baby as “guttural” and “howling at the moon territory”.
In order to conceive her son, she revealed that she had to take hormones that saw her gain 4.5 stone by the time she delivered her little boy.
The ex-Hear’Say band member, who is appearing in the current series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice, hosts shows on Classic FM and Smooth Radio.
In October, she opened up in an Instagram post about her experience of miscarriage, prompted by Chrissy Teigen’s announcement that she had lost a baby in hospital after excessive bleeding during her pregnancy.
Writing candidly, Klass said: “I am Mama to 7 babies, Ava, Hero, Apollo my rainbow baby and 4 little stars in the sky.
“I know after my own MC’s how I scoured the internet for stories similar to mine for peace, reassurance. I hope this helps even one lost soul.”
When her first miscarriage was confirmed during a scan, she described it as “the saddest sight I’ve ever seen in my life”.
Of her second miscarriage, Klass said: “The second time was worse if that’s possible, I thought I’d had my ‘1 in 4’ experience.
“This time, the baby had stopped growing at 10wks, completely unrelated to the first MC ‘so it’s just bad luck’.
“I didn’t take my eyes off the fire alarm on the ceiling, lest I break completely. Walking past the pregnant women in reception was torture.”