Charlotte Church has confirmed that she’s suffered a miscarriage.
The singer, who was expecting her first child with partner Jonathan Powell, took to Twitter to share the sad news with 165,000 followers.
‘Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby. Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family,’ the statement read. ‘We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace.’
Charlotte, 31, announced her pregnancy at the end of May, whilst live on stage at Gay Pride in Birmingham. The baby would have been the third child for Charlotte, who is already mum to Ruby, nine, and eight-year-old Dexter, with her partner Jonathan Powell.
Fans have been quick to send messages of consolation and support to the star, with many saying that they’d been through similarly heartbreaking experiences themselves.
‘So sorry to hear this. Many people you have never met will be praying for you all in the next few weeks. I will be one of them,’ one wrote.
‘So sorry to hear your awful news. My thoughts are with you both,’ a second agreed, whilst a third added: ‘Been there myself, awful times – stay strong and lean on each other ❤💪’.
‘So very sorry you both have lost your child. So sorry you know this pain. Sending peace,’ another fan wrote.
Earlier this year, Charlotte told the Guardian that she felt ‘brilliant’ at the prospect of having another baby at a different stage in her life, having welcomed her daughter at the age of 21.
‘We’ve got two dogs. We travel. And we just try to have lots of fun,’ she said to the paper of her family unit.
‘It’s great, it’s lovely. I don’t know if I’ll ever be a party girl again. It feels very different this time around.’