Love Island’s Jess Hayes suffers ‘awful’ miscarriage at 19 weeks

She was expecting her second child with fiancé Dan Lawry

Jessica Hayes

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Love Island 2015 winner Jessica Hayes has announced the heart-breaking news that she’s suffered a miscarriage 19 weeks into her second pregnancy.

The 27-year-old first revealed that she was expecting her second child with fiancé Dan Lawry last month but have confirmed that their son, who they named Teddy, sadly passed away on Monday (30 November).

Announcing the news on Instagram, Jessica began, “To our little Teddy, I’m so sorry I couldn’t keep you safe for a little while longer. I’m sorry I couldn’t take you home. I’m sorry we had to say goodbye this way, it wasn’t supposed to be like this. You were strong but my body wasn’t.”

"The pain is unbearable and I feel like I’m drowning in grief. My mind spinning thinking of all the what ifs and questions of who you would have grown up to be. When will I wake up from this awful nightmare,” she continued in the emotional post.

“I wish I could have stared at your beautiful face a little while longer and held you in my arms forever. I look down at my empty stomach where you should still be growing safely and I feel so empty without you there, no kicks, no flutters…

“I could see Presley in you, you were so beautiful, perfectly formed. You would never get to play together and be best friends in this world and that hurts so much. He would have loved you, his little brother, so much.”


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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

Jessica added, “I’m grateful that we shared 19 weeks together and I carried you for as long as I could before it was your time to gain your wings… you will always be our beautiful son and I promise you will hold the biggest place in our hearts forever my sweet angel. I will make sure the world knows how special you are…

“Until we meet again my Teddy… Too special for this world. I love you now, forever and always. Your mummy, daddy and big brother Presley xxx.”

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Jessica won the 2015 series of Love Island with Max Morley but they split later that year. She got engaged to mechanic Dan in 2018 and the couple became parents for the first time when their son Presley was born a year later.

The reality star announced she had given birth on Instagram, at the time writing, “Welcome to the world Presley James Lawry 27th June 6lbs 11 🌎❤️. You are so perfect in every way, I can’t even describe the way I’m feeling right now and you really didn’t want to wait around - 12 days early.

"My waters broke yesterday and you were literally here within 3 hours I didn’t think we were going to make it to the hospital so close to having you in the car but we made it to a room and out you came no pain relief for mumma."

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