This week Kian Egan and his wife Jodi Albert shared the devastating news that they had suffered a miscarriage at nine weeks. Sharing a snap to Instagram from Valentine’s Day Jodi said that we was pregnant at the time, and a follower had guessed correctly despite the fact that; “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!!!”
Continuing, Jodi shared that they sadly lost the baby at nine weeks pregnant, and that this is her second miscarriage with the last one happening three and a half years ago. This time she said it hit much harder as; ” 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.”
Her husband, Westlife star Kian Egan shared the same picture to social media captioned; “I don’t really have any words to describe this woman. All I know is I love her with all my heart. She is the strongest person I know. We have been through some heart break recently. A heart break that will never go away.”
In her emotional post Jodi said that she felt compelled to share this deeply personal news as she knows how much it can help others going through the same thing; “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.”
She added; “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.”
Of course many well known faces were quick to share their condolences with the couple on social media including Kian’s fellow bandmate, Nicky Byrne.
Síle Seoige, who has been incredibly candid about her own pregnancy loss in the past said; “I am so sorry and I am sending you all my love. I resonate so much with your words. Go gently.”
Kian and Jodi have two children together, Koa and Zeke and our thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time.