Hollyoaks’ Kirsty-Leigh Porter reveals heartbreaking news her baby girl was stillborn

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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The Hollyoaks star gave birth in December

Hollyoaks actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter has revealed on social media that her baby girl was stillborn.

The 30-year-old star announced the news on Instagram, writing: "💔 Our beautiful baby girl, Penny-Leigh Barber was born sleeping on the 21st of December 2018 at 6.49am, 29 weeks & 3 days young.

"My heart has never felt pain like it. Sleep sweetly our angel. We will always love you. Love your Mummy & Daddy 💔 My Everything 💔"

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Stillbirth and miscarriage poems - stacked

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1) Precious Little One

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2) An Angel Never Dies

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3) A Million Times

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4) I'll Be There

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5) Silent Child, by Kelly Lancor

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6) Today Was The Day

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7) These Are My Footprints, by Tamara Barker

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8) Angel Of My Tears

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9) Oh Precious, Tiny, Sweet Little One

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10) The Moment You Left Me

Thousands of her followers and co-stars rushed to pay their respects, with one person writing: "You're so brave. Sending you all the love in the world ❤️❤️❤️"

Someone else said: "Truly heartbreaking 💔 so sorry for your loss Kirsty, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Fly high beautiful angel xx"

Another commented: "So sorry for your loss. My thoughts go to you and your family 💕💕 And Penny-Leigh will always be watching down on you both and the rest of her family 💞💞"

Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste Hayes, wrote: "I love you both you strong pair xxx"

Amy Conachan, who plays Courtney Campbell on Hollyoaks, said: "Could not love you more. Such a strong woman ❤️"

Chelsee Healey, who plays Goldie McQueen, added: "Oh Kirst thinking of you all! Sleep well princess 👑😢😢😢😪😪😪"

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In November last year, Kirsty-Leigh announced she was expecting her first child with her fiancé Paul. At the time, the actress said: "We’re really, really happy. You just feel everything at once."

She went on to gush about her partner and admitted: "Something just clicks. If you’re in a relationship and it’s not working then you find yourself having to try.

"With him, it’s just not like that. We make an effort but it’s not hard work – it’s just so natural and effortless."

Our thoughts are with Kirsty-Leigh and Paul. ❤️

If you have been affected by the issues in this story, please contact Sands who support anyone affected by the death of a baby.

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