Stacey Solomon has been praised by fans for opening up about her previous baby losses. The 31-year-old, who is engaged to ex EastEnders star Joe Swash, revealed that she’d previously suffered miscarriages in an emotional video which announced her pregnancy on Instagram this week.
The new baby will be the second child for the couple, who are already parents to two-year-old son Rex.
Stacey is also mum to sons Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine, while Joe is dad to son Harry, 13, from a previous relationships.
When sharing her baby news, Stacey told her 4.5 million followers that the couple had been trying for another child for “a really long time”.
She went on to reveal that she had previously suffered miscarriages.
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Last night, Stacey held a question and answer session and was praised by fans for opening up about what happened.
“Thank you for sharing about your previous losses.
“I’ve been through it too and you’re giving me hope,” one follower wrote online.
“So many of you messaging this…,” Stacey replied, before adding: “It’s so comforting in one way because knowing so many people have had similar experiences somehow makes you feel less alone…
Stacey also answered questions about the baby’s due date, nursery as well as her upcoming wedding to Joe.
The couple, who were set to tie the knot this summer, have decided to delay their wedding until after the baby is born.
Stacey and Joe both agreed that they wanted their child to be present when they got married.
“We are going to move it back a bit, maybe not until next year, but we both said we’d be a bit gutted to look back at pictures and all of our babies weren’t there. So for the sake of a few months, we will do it when they’re all here,” she told supporters.
When asked about her due date, the ITV star said it was “towards the end of the year”.
“So many of you are asking this and how my ‘bump’ is growing…
“I’m due towards the end of the year… I don’t have much of a bump yet. But my muffin tops are growing at rapid speed!
“I love them, my little side cushions, they make me think about having Rex on one hip and the baby on the other,” she went on to add.