Mrs Hinch shares pain from losing dad after months offline

Mrs Hinch shared her pain with fans two months after the loss of her dad
-Credit: (Image: Mrs Hinch/Instagram)


Basildon-based social media cleaning star, Sophie Hinch, better known as Mrs Hinch, has shared a brief heartfelt account of how life has changed since the passing of her father, on Instagram. Over two months ago Mrs Hinch, famed for her home cleaning tips and advice books, which features on The Sunday Times bestseller list, first shared the news of the ‘sudden’ death of her father on her Instagram account at the end of April.

Her videos and photos often include moments with her family, including her two young boys, from around her home. Her dad even featured on her account in August last year, with Mrs Hinch captioning a picture from her wedding day on her anniversary about her dad was about to give her away and the bittersweet feelings of losing of family's name.

However months later, in April, Mrs Hinch shared that her father passed away “suddenly”, which she announced to her fans through Instagram. On Wednesday, May 8, Mrs Hinch spoke of her dad: “My precious Dad passed suddenly but so peacefully whilst he slept. My life, our whole world, has been turned upside down. A deep unimaginable pain I cannot put into words.”

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Her father, who had kept a workshop in Mrs Hinch's garden, passed away on Thursday, April 25. Sharing the news to her 4.8ml followers, she wrote “My loving Dad, our boy's beloved Grandad, your workshop is locked up and I sleep with the key. I promise to keep your workshop dream going. Until we meet and sing together again. Goodnight Dad. My absolute king, Your Bubberloo”

Paying tribute to her late dad, the post, shared with an image of her and her dad hugging on her wedding day added: “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Following that post, Mrs Hinch had not posted on her social media for two months, in the aftermath of her father’s death. Yesterday (July 7), that changed, with Mrs Hinch sharing her feelings a couple of months later. “Loss changes everything about you and the way you see the world. You are living in deep pain, unable to relate and wondering why the sun keeps rising like nothing happened. But I just wanted to say thank you. I may not be able to get back to you all right now, but I see you and I’m so grateful. I’m really hoping to find my feet again one day, my family is my everything. Soph”

Her followers shared their continued support for her through her grieving period. @claires_memory_bears_ wrote: “Take all the time you need lovely. Grief is a long and winding road. Of which there is no final destination. It will somehow just get a little smaller and you will learn to live around it. Almost small enough to pop in your pocket and carry it with you. At the moment it’s heavy and you need to rest. Take care xxx”

Ex-love Island contestant Shaughna Phillips commented: “You will find your feet darling, one day at a time, one hour at a time some days. The love doesn’t change, the relationship doesn’t change, only the physical leaves us, but he’s with you forever, you’ll feel him and hear him in everything you do.”