Former Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson has shared the devastating news that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
The 30-year-old, who appeared on the long-running E4 reality show between 2011 and 2019, has been with personal trainer boyfriend Ryan Libbey for almost four years.
The pair had been planning to get married in 2020 but their nuptials were thwarted by coronavirus, and now Louise has opened up on the personal tragedy they suffered a few months ago.
In a lengthy post on Instagram titled "Trigger warning: Miscarriage", she wrote: "I've always chosen to be transparent on this platform because I know how much I appreciate authenticity in other people, and I think it's SUPER important that we talk about our struggles as well as our wins so that people don't think that everyone around them (especially those on social media) live in LaLa fantasy land, where only good things happen.
"Another reason that I want to open up about what happened earlier this year. I don't know why I feel the need to keep justifying this post, I definitely don't, I think I'm a bit scared because it's so raw and slightly out of my comfort zone.
"I guess it's also because there is no easy way to say it, nor any way to sugar coat it, but earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD and in all honesty, I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH. From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating."
Libbey was quick to respond, writing: "Love you lots baby xxx"
Younger brother Sam Thompson added: "You already know this, but here for you every second of every day. Love you."