Kian Egan’s wife Jodi Albert has told of their heartbreak after miscarrying the couple’s fourth child at nine weeks.
Former Hollyoaks actress Albert, 38, and 41-year-old Westlife singer – who already share sons Koa, 10, Zekey, six, and Cobi, four – spoke out in a devastating post shared to Instagram after a fan had guessed that she had been pregnant.
Taking to the photo sharing app, she posted a picture showing the couple standing in front of a beach.
Alongside it, she wrote: “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!!!
“But sadly we lost our little one at 9 weeks 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,” Ms Albert, who played Debbie Dean in the long-running Cheshire based soap, continued.
She went on to tell how she had written and deleted the post many times, but hoped that her experience might help others experiencing similar and assure them that they are not alone.
“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,” she wrote.
“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 went on to describe her husband as her “rock” telling the one-time I’m a Celebrity winner: “You are the most amazing man.. I love you and our boys so much and am so grateful for what I already have.”
The couple originally met at Party in the Park in 1999, when he was 19 and she was just 15 in the band Girl Thing.
They didn’t get together until four years later when she was 19.
Ten years later, in May 2009, they were married in Barbados after the Flying Without Wings hit-maker had popped the question in a romantic proposal on Christmas Eve.
They welcomed their first child in 2011.