Bode Miller and wife Morgan expecting twins a year after tragic death of their daughter Emeline

Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan announced the lovely news that they are expecting twins in a recent interview.

41-year-old athlete Bode and professional beach volleyball player Morgan, 32, made the sweet announcement on during an episode of American talk show, Today.

Morgan gushed: ‘From the beginning of our relationship, [Bode] always said, “I want identical twin boys, born on my birthday,”

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‘And this time, when we found out I was pregnant, I said, “Do you think it’s twins this time?” And he said “No.” Sure enough, identical twin boys,’

In an Instagram post, Morgan also revealed that her twin sons are due in November, writing: ‘We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12.’

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Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life. The conflict of emotions from what was pure joy turned to guilt and terror overnight. How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy? It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant …..a monumental step forward….proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop. But let me say this….I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was Mom and my kids deserved the world from me. Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist. Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.

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The touching news is even more poignant, as it comes just over a year after the couple lost their 19-month-old daughter Emeline in a tragic accident.

Paying tribute to their late daughter in the recent Instagram post, Morgan said: ‘From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.’

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Morgan and Bode Miller’s daughter Emmy passed away in June last year, in a drowning accident at a neighbour’s swimming pool. The couple revealed that they performed CPR on their daughter and she was resuscitated, but heartbreakingly passed away in hospital the next day.

Since that time, the two parents have campaigned fiercely to raise awareness of the dangers of water, and just how terrifyingly common deaths by drowning are, particularly with children.

Four months after Emeline’s death, Bode Miller and Morgan Miller welcomed their second son, Easton.

Bode has a daughter, Neesyn, with a previous partner, and a son, Samuel, with another former partner. Morgan and Bode also have another son, Nash, who was born in 2015.