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Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague is heartbroken after her new puppy Mr Chai Bear has died.
The reality TV star had been given the Pomeranian pup – imported from Russia – as a 21st birthday present by boyfriend Tommy Fury just six days before his death.
Hague wrote on Instagram: "Tommy and I are utterly heartbroken and shocked to even be writing this.
"Our beautiful new puppy Mr Chai was taken ill in the last few days and tragically has passed away.
"Chai became our whole world in the short time we had him and we couldn't have take any better care of him.
"We loved him so much and he brought us so much happiness than we can describe.
"We are really hoping that we can get some clearer answers in the coming days whilst we wait for details and more information from the veterinary experts.
"Myself and Tommy are completely in shock and truly devastated. In a world currently full of tragedy and loss, we understand there are far greater issues than this, we just need to share this information in order to start the process of trying to accept and over come this awful situation.
"We are asking for some time and respect so that we can come to terms with this immense sadness and loss of our beautiful puppy."
She added a picture of the puppy captioned: “Sleep tight baby Chai.”
Mr Chai Bear had his own Instagram page with 149k followers and Hague had described herself and boxer Fury, 21, as his parents.
The couple met when they were runners-up in the ITV2 dating show last summer.
Revealing Fury’s gift to her as she celebrated her 21st birthday in lockdown, Hague wrote: “My heart has exploded. I don't even have the words."
She added: "He was meant to be here on my birthday btw guys but he's coming from Russia so there were delays etc."