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Jessica Hayes pays tribute to son Teddy to mark what would have been his due date 

Jessica Hayes has paid a touching tribute to her stillborn son Teddy by writing his name on the sand at the beach on what would have been his due date.

The former Love Island contestant, 27, took to Instagram to share the snap of her with her  first born Presley, 19 months, on Tuesday.  

She suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage at 19 weeks pregnant last year, and revealed the news in December, explaining she and fiancé Dan Lawry had named their son Teddy.

Touching: Jessica Hayes paid a touching tribute to her stillborn son Teddy by writing his name on the sand at the beach on what would have been his due date on Instagram on Tuesday

Jessica cuddled her firstborn in the snap as she turned her face away from the camera while standing behind the writing of her second son’s name. 

She sported a pair of jeans in the touching snap and added a green and white jacket and a pair of white trainers. 

The TV star penned: ‘Happy due date teddy darling. What i would do to be having those newborn cuddles. Always loved, never forgotten’. 

Tragic: The Love Island contestant, 27, shared the snap after she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage at 19 weeks pregnant last year

Tragic: The Love Island contestant, 27, shared the snap after she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage at 19 weeks pregnant last year

Heartbreaking: Jessica shared the snap with her followers and wrote: 'What I would do to be having those newborn cuddles'

Heartbreaking: Jessica shared the snap with her followers and wrote: ‘What I would do to be having those newborn cuddles’

Earlier this year, Jessica spoke of how she feared for her life while going through the unbearable ordeal. 

The reality personality admitted that the past couple of months have been the ‘hardest of her life’.

Jessica told Ok!: ‘Although I had Dan with me, I really wanted my mum. So she swapped over and was there with me during the labour.

‘It’s not that I didn’t want Dan but I could only pick one person and I felt like I needed my mum. They also didn’t know if I was going to be OK as you can get really sick and I lost a lot of blood. 

Family: Jess pictured with her fiancé Dan and son Presley (pictured in August)

Family: Jess pictured with her fiancé Dan and son Presley (pictured in August) 

‘My life was in danger as well as the baby’s.’

Jessica also revealed that she went to say goodbye to Teddy with Dan in the hospital’s bereavement suite because she felt she ‘owed’ it to him to see him.

She added that she feels like he is just as much her son as her first born Presley who she admitted has been her reason to carry on. 

Jessica first shared the tragic news alongside a picture of her baby’s hand and footprints, a knitted blanket and a teddy bear.

She said: ‘To Our little Teddy. I’m so sorry I couldn’t keep you safe for a little while longer. I’m sorry I couldn’t take you home.  

Family: She added that she feels like he is just as much her son as her first born Presley (pictured), 19 months, who she admitted has been her reason to carry on

Family: She added that she feels like he is just as much her son as her first born Presley (pictured), 19 months, who she admitted has been her reason to carry on

‘I’m sorry we had to say goodbye this way it wasn’t supposed to be like this. The pain is unbearable and I feel like I’m drowning in grief. 

‘My mind spinning thinking of all the what ifs and questions of who you would of grown up to be. When will I wake up From this awful nightmare?

‘I look at the clock and count the hours of how old you are time is moving but your not here your not getting older it’s not fair. No first times, smiles or laughter.’ 

Tragically, Jessica had only revealed that she and Dan – who announced their engagement in August 2018 – were expecting their second child the week before.

Heartbreaking: Jessica revealed the heartbreaking news via her Instagram page, explaining she and fiancé Dan Lawry had named their son Teddy

Heartbreaking: Jessica revealed the heartbreaking news via her Instagram page, explaining she and fiancé Dan Lawry had named their son Teddy

She won Love Island in 2015 alongside Max Morley in the first season of the rebooted show, but they parted ways just 40 days after the final aired.

Afterwards, Jessica didn’t minced her words about her ex, saying that she ‘would never go near him’ again because he’s ‘vile’. 

He went on to date Charlotte Crosby, Love Island 2016 contestant Zara Holland, and ex Love Islander Laura Anderson.

The Sands National Helpline provides a safe, confidential place for anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby 

Call the Sands Helpline on 0808 164 3332 [email protected] 

A look back: Jessica is known for being the first-ever winner of Love Island alongside Max Morley (pictured in 2015)

A look back: Jessica is known for being the first-ever winner of Love Island alongside Max Morley (pictured in 2015) 


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