Our thoughts are with Charlotte Church.
In a statement posted to Twitter on Monday, June 26, the 31-year-old singer’s team revealed that she recently suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.
1 of 2 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.— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) June 26, 2017
2 of 2 We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace.— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) June 26, 2017
“Charlotte and [musician Jonny Powell] 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.”
The baby was due in November, and would have been Charlotte’s third child. She is already mom to daughter Ruby, 9, and son Dexter, 8, whom she shares with ex Gavin Henson.
The “Call My Name” songstress announced her pregnancy onstage during a concert in May. That same month, Charlotte opened up about her excitement over expanding her family in an interview with The Guardian.
“It’s great, it’s lovely,” she said of her pregnancy, noting that it “feels very different this time around,” now that she’s in her 30s.
Charlotte has previously described the profound effect becoming a mother has had on her life.
(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Having children has made me look at the world differently. Before kids I'd been happy with the mainstream; I'd bought into everything. I was into that whole capitalist culture, but now I'm constantly thinking about how I want them to experience the world and what I want to protect them from, and what I can’t,” she told The Guardian in 2014. “I feel like I've just started to see things as they really are and I've got a lot more self-confidence since I had kids.”
The Charlotte Church Show alum added, “They're their own little people and I am here to try to make sure that they have a lovely time and they learn as much as possible and they are prepared as much as possible for adult life.”