Kate Ferdinand has confirmed the loss of her unborn second child with husband Rio, just twelve weeks into a previously unannounced pregnancy.
The former TV personality, 31, shared the news with Instagram followers, many of whom were unaware of her pregnancy, in a short post on Wednesday evening.
Kate, already a parent to 20-month old son Cree with Manchester United and England legend Rio, revealed she was admitted to hospital after a routine scan failed to detect the baby’s heartbeat.
She wrote: ‘The last time I was in this hospital I was having Cree, but this time it was because our baby had no heartbeat in our 12 week scan and I had to have surgery.
‘We were so excited & planning a space for our new baby in our family, we just couldn’t wait to share our news with you all, but unfortunately sometimes life just doesn’t go as we plan.
‘So much to say, but somehow I can’t find the words. Absolutely devastated & heartbroken …but couldn’t be more grateful for the hugs I got from my big(er) babies coming through the door when we arrived home.’
Former co-stars Samantha Faiers and Chloe Lewis were quick to send their support in the comments, with Samantha writing: ‘This is heartbreaking, sending you lots of love and strength.’ (sic)
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Chloe added: ‘Sending my love to you,’ while former Geordie Shore star Vicki Pattison said she was “so so sorry.”
Kate began dating footballer Rio in 2017 and they married during an extravagant wedding ceremony in Turkey in 2019.
They welcomed their first child together in December 2020, via emergency C-section – with Kate later detailing the ‘traumatic birth’ on Instagram.