Cara Kilbey has revealed that she’s suffered a “devastating” late miscarriage at 5 months into her pregnancy. In a heartbreaking statement, The Only Way Is Essex star thanked Sands, a charity that helps those whose baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
“It is with great sadness that I must inform you, that last week Cara Kilbey suffered a late miscarriage,” her representative confirmed in a statement. “Cara was over five months pregnant when she lost her baby.
“Cara and her partner are devastated at the loss and will not be commenting further on this deeply upsetting matter. I hope their privacy is respected in order to give them time to grieve and seek support.
“Cara would like to thank Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, for their tremendous support. As a charity Sands is there to help and support anyone affected by the death of a baby.”
On Monday this week, the 27-year-old shared the quote, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” on Twitter alongside a broken heart emoji. She was then over overwhelmed with messages of support from fans. “Thank you to everyone for your kind words today to get us through this difficult time,” she tweeted. “Every single tweet or Instagram comment I have read today has helped me so so much… I am overwhelmed by the love from so many people. Thank You”
The reality TV star announced her pregnancy on 4 January – shortly after her best friend Billi Mucklow announced her own pregnancy on Christmas Day.
Showing support for her inconsolable friend, Billi tweeted: “Love you with all my heart”.