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Danny Cipriani has revealed the sad news that his partner Victoria Rose has tragically miscarried at 24 weeks into her pregnancy.
The rugby star opened up about what he called a “challenging year” in an emotional Instagram post on Tuesday 6 October.
He began by paying tribute to Victoria, 39, who he proposed to following a whirlwind romance that began earlier this year.
Danny, 32, wrote: “It’s been a challenging year, for many different reasons.
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“I’ve had to emotionally overcome and heal in different ways that I haven’t experienced before.
“In doing so it brought up old trauma and wounds that were unresolved.
“Then the most beautiful thing happened, I was going to be a father and I fell in love. Deeply in love.
“For me falling in love was the scariest thing to do hence my behaviour over the years, she is the most magnificent, kind, wise, and beautiful person I’ve ever met.”
Danny went on to reveal that, devastatingly, the couple’s unborn baby boy, who they named River, has sadly passed.
He explained: “At 24 weeks we lost River, our son. Was and is always going to be difficult, but we supported each other through it and found our love grew and got stronger.”
The sports star went on to say that he was determined to move forward positively, by focusing on what he has to look forward to.
Danny continued: “This may seem a sad post, it isn’t. This break now from last season and reflecting is a special place to be.
“I’m more determined than ever to keep growing, learning and loving with my woman.
“I’m also locked in to represent myself the best I can on the field which to this day I still don’t think I have done… The future is exciting, it’s going to take hard work. I’m ready.”
Victoria Rose, whoisalready mum to Jade, 24, and a 14-year-old son whose name is unknown, publicly supported partner Danny by commenting on the heart-wrenching post.
She wrote: “You are the greatest. I’ll never let you forget it. Excited for our future. I love you endlessly.”
Danny and Victoria’s tragic news comes ahead of Baby Loss Awareness week, which begins October 9.
For more information and support, visit https://babyloss-awareness.org/
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