Westlife singer Kian Egan’s wife Jodi Albert has announced their tragic miscarriage at nine weeks in a heartbreaking post.
Jodi, 38, who shares children Koa, 10, Zeke, six, and Cobi, four, with Kian, 41, took to Instagram to share with her 127,000 followers about the ‘painful loss’ that the couple recently experienced which was her second miscarriage in three-and-a-half years.
The actress, who starred as Debbie Dean in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, shared a throwback snap with Kian and revealed that she was pregnant when the photograph was taken which led to a follower suspecting that she was expecting.
Jodi penned: “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 !!!
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She continued: “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.
“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.”
She ended: “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.”
Jodi was inundated with comments on her post and also took to her Instagram Story to share how grateful she was for the support.
Rebecca Adlington wrote: “Sending love your way x.”
“Thank you for speaking out, for yourself & for all women who go through this lonely, heartbreaking experience. I hope you are healing,” another added.
Roxanne Mckee commented: “All the love to you and Kian.”
Taking to her Instagram Story, Jodi wrote: “Thank you so much for all your messages on my last post. I’m truly overwhelmed byy the support and love.
“I am reading through every single one.
“Thank you to use who are sharing and confiding in me with your own experiences with miscarriage. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Thank you for helping me heal too.”