Kym Marsh opens up on grieving her son’s death after Meghan Markle’s tragic miscarriage


KYM MARSH – who hosts BBC’s Morning Live – has opened up about her grieving process following her son Archie’s death, as the former Coronation Street actress praised Meghan Markle for helping to “lift the stigma and break the silence” around miscarriages by sharing her own loss.

Kym opened up about her grieving process following the tragic loss while praising Meghan Markle, 39, for revealing that she had suffered a miscarriage.

The Duchess of Sussex wrote about the moment she knew she was “losing” her second baby in an essay for the New York Times.

She recalled feeling a “sharp cramp” while changing her and Prince Harry’s son Archie’s nappy in July.

In the piece titled The Losses We Share, the Duchess wrote: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.

Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh opens up on grieving her son’s death after Meghan Markle’s tragic miscarriage (Image: BBC•GETTY)

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage (Image: GETTY)

“Hours later, I lay in a hospital bed, holding my husband’s hand. I felt the clamminess of his palm and kissed his knuckles, wet from both our tears.

“Staring at the cold white walls, my eyes glazed over. I tried to imagine how we’d heal.

“Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”

Kym has now addressed Meghan’s personal piece, branding it “wonderful” because it will help to “lift the stigma and break the silence” around miscarriages. 

Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh’s child died at just 21 weeks (Image: GETTY)

Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas’ son died after a premature birth (Image: GETTY)

The Morning Live host penned: “When you lose a child you feel so lonely and empty and like the only person who is going through it.

“So when you finally have the chance to connect with people who have been through the same thing and are able to identify with you, that really helps.”

Kym added in her OK! Magazine column: “It’s not easy when you’re talking about the loss of your own child, but opening up has certainly helped me, and I think talking is an important part of the grieving process.

“For anyone who is feeling the pain of loss, being able to talk will always help.”

It comes after Kym admitted her loved ones didn’t want to attend her stillborn son Archie’s funeral as they “couldn’t cope” with it.

The actress realised some of her family and friends avoided the topic as they found the mourning process “really difficult”.

She explained: “When I lost my son, Archie, 11 years ago now and I lost him quite late in my pregnancy, I personally didn’t want to talk about it initially, because I felt that if I talked about it, it would be real.

“Some people didn’t want to come to his funeral because they felt…they just couldn’t cope with such a small baby’s funeral.

“They felt really difficult, it was a difficult thing for them.”

Kym added on Morning Live: “I had almost got to the point where I wasn’t accepting anything yet.

“Equally, I found that people didn’t know what to say to me or how to talk to me, so, therefore, avoided that completely.”

Kym shares daughter Polly, nine, with former Hollyoaks actor Jamie, and is also mum to older children David, 25, and Emilie, 23, from a previous relationship with Dave Cunliffe.


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