Love Island star Jess Hayes has shared the sad news that she has lost her second child at 19 weeks.
Hayes, who won the first series of the ITV2 programme with Max Morley, was expecting another son with partner Dan Lawry. The pair are also parents to Presley, who was born in June 2019.
Sharing they had named their son Teddy, Hayes posted a photo of a white teddy bear toy along with footprints and handprints and a tag for "Baby Hayes", where it could be seen the baby had died on Monday 30 November.
The 27-year-old wrote: "To Our little teddy 💔👼🏽 I’m so sorry I couldn’t keep you safe for a little while longer. I’m sorry I couldn’t take you home. I’m sorry we had to say goodbye this way it wasn’t supposed to be like this. You were strong but my body wasn’t.
"The pain is unbearable and I feel like I’m drowning in grief. My mind spinning thinking of all the what ifs and questions of who you would of grown up to be."
Hayes continued by saying it was an "awful nightmare" and that Teddy had resembled her firstborn.
"You will always be our beautiful son and I promise you will hold the biggest place in our hearts forever my sweet angel.
"I will make sure the world knows how special you are .. Until we Meet again my Teddy .. Too special for this world. I love you now , forever and always. Your mummy, Daddy and big brother Presley," she added.
She had publicly revealed her pregnancy last week in an interview with new! magazine, divulging that she was almost three months gone when she discovered she was with child.
Hayes received support from fellow Love Island stars including Hannah Elizabeth who commented: "Love you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️ here for u always."
"Thinking of you All Jess ❤️✨," said season three winner Amber Davies.
"I have no words. Sending you all my love and strength 🙏🏽❤️," added Malin Andersson, whose baby daughter Consy died in 2019 at just a few weeks old.
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