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Shay Mitchell is officially pregnant with a beautiful rainbow baby, but she will never forget the emotional turmoil she experienced after suffering a miscarriage last year.

The actress experienced the loss 14 weeks into her pregnancy, and admits being "completely blindsided" by grief. Six months later, Shay is pregnant again and couldn't be happier.

The Pretty Little Liars and You star is now bravely sharing her story with fans in her new YouTube series, Almost Ready. 

At the beginning of 2019, Mitchell wrote a message to her followers, writing;

"The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams."

In the first episode of her new series, Keeping a Secret, Shay discusses her relationship with boyfriend Matte Babel, who she insists will be "a great dad".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Matt and I started quietly dating about three years ago," Mitchell says. "I guess you could say we're best friends now."

The actress later explains why she chose to bide her time before announcing her current pregnancy. 

"I chose to hold on until I announced because of the first time," Mitchell says. "It didn't go as I had hoped for, and it was extremely difficult."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The first time that I was pregnant last year, Matt and I hadn't been planning, it happened and we were really excited about it," she shares.

"I was like 14 weeks, at that point, I had no idea the percentage of miscarriages. When it happened I was just, completely blindsided by it."

In the video, Shay can't hold back the tears as she says she still has the ultrasound photos on her phone and footage of her visits to the doctor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"And it's weird because, I haven't looked at them, obviously," Shay says as she wipes away tears. "But, it's not like I forgot about that happening, so of course I'm like super happy, but I still feel for that one that I lost."

The difficulty of being pregnant in the public eye is undeniable, especially when an expectant mum is keeping the news a secret. 

The actress gives a tour of the baby's room in her YouTube series, which isn't decorated yet. Shay explained that she wants to wait "as late as possible" to prepare the room for her first child due to her miscarriage experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mitchell also illustrated that experiencing a miscarriage is "really tough because you feel broken as a woman".

"It really sort of messed me up a little bit," Mitchell stated, regarding her lack of social life after the experience.

Mitchell said hadn't been previously aware of the percentage of pregnancies that end in miscarriage, which is around one-in-four according to the Miscarriage Association.

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Malin Andersson has announced the devastating news that her beautiful baby girl Consy has tragically passed away.

The 25-year-old Love Island star shared the heartbreaking news to her Instagram followers, uploading a picture of her newborn baby in a hospital bed with tubes and a pink blanket surrounding her.

Little Consy was born seven weeks premature on December 23, and was having complications ever since.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a statement, Malin wrote a tribute to her beloved little girl;

"Completely in love with you.. and my Mum just wanted you to be with her," she wrote..

"Your time wasn’t ready yet. Mummy loves you. I stayed with you each day.. you opened your eyes one last time for me and I saw those beautiful big brown eyes."

"I’m so sorry I couldn’t do anymore. Go be with grandma Consy." Malin said in her statement.

"My angel. Rest in peace CONSY GLORIA EMMA ANDERSSON-KEMP" she concluded.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When Consy was born, the reality star wrote at the time;

"Happy New Year..Tom and I are so happy to let you all know that our baby girl CONSY arrived in this world 23rd December 2018, seven weeks early.

"She is so beautiful, we are totally in love with her and feel so blessed that she is here but unfortunately due to complications, she is currently being cared for at Great Ormond Street."

"We have received a number of messages over the past week and there has been a lot of speculation and so we wanted to share our news with you so you could hear from us first hand" the heartbroken couple stated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Consy had been in hospital with her TV star mum since the birth. Malin kept a bedside vigil with her boyfriend Tom Kemp the entire time.

She was named after Malin's mother Consy, who passed away in 2017.

We offer our deepest condolences to Malin and Tom for their tragic loss.

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Liam Neeson's nephew, Ronan Sexton, has tragically passed away five years on from the accident which saw him fall 20 feet from a phone box.

The Taken actor has suffered yet another family loss following the heartbreaking death of his wife Natasha Richardson ten years ago.

His nephew was just 31-years-old when he sustained serious head injuries while on a night out in Brighton five years ago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sexton passed away last weekend in Cushendall in Northern Ireland, the The Belfast Telegraph reports. His family were all present during his poignant time of death.

Back in 2014, he fell from a telephone booth and hit his head, after enjoying a night out with his friends.

Ronan was the youngest of six children to Liam's sister Bernadette Sexton, who he remains close with.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This marks the second heartbreak to hit Liam's family, following his wife Natasha's fatal fall in March 2009.

The 45-year-old The Parent Trap actress passed away after suffering a freak head injury while skiing in Canada.

Natasha fell during a ski lesson on the beginners' slope at the Mont Tremblant resort.

We offer our deepest condolences to Liam and his extended family, who are mourning a great loss.

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The tragic death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand has shaken the country, following her disappearance from a hostel in Auckland on December 1.

She was later recovered in the Waitakere Ranges area one week later, and a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged.

He is scheduled to appear in the high court in January 2019.

Grace's heartbroken father, David Millane, attended a Māori blessing ceremony close to where backpacker was discovered yesterday, and has since praised the compassion shown by the New Zealanders.

David is taking his beloved little girl home in the next few days, but thanked the New Zealand police for a “concise, stringent and thorough investigation”, as well as the local media for showing respect and courtesy "at all times."

He also gave thanks to locals who took his daughter into their hearts, saying; “From that very first moment we have been astounded by the level of concern, sympathy and selfless help from every person we have met.”

“We would like to thank the people of New Zealand for their outpouring of love, numerous messages, tributes and compassion."

He continued in the statement, speaking on behalf of the Millane family;

“Grace was not born here and only managed to stay a few weeks, but you have taken her to your hearts and in some small way she will forever be a Kiwi.”

“We all hope that what has happened to Grace will not deter even one person from venturing out into the world,” he added.

Grace's father and uncle visited the Auckland bushland area near where she was found to receive a Māori blessing, which he described as a privilege, and a 'lovely and peaceful experience'.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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David Millane shared a hongi (nose press) with a local uniformed police officer in Auckland, a New Zealand traditional gesture.

Candlelight vigils were planned for Grace in every city in New Zealand on Wednesday, many of which were organised by women’s refuges and anti-violence organisations and activists.

Grace's family are organising her funeral in her hometown of Wickford, Essex. 

Our deepest condolences go out to Grace's loving family during this incredibly difficult time.

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Miley Cyrus has been left 'devastated' at the loss of her beloved Malibu home to the California wildfires, it has been reported.

The wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes across the west coast of America, ravaging land and leaving 230 people missing and a death toll of 31 so far.

In a series of tweets on Sunday night, the 25-year-old pop star confirmed the news of her home's destruction, and has stated her gratitude for the survival of her pets and 'love of my life', Liam Hemsworth.

Her pets were safely removed from the premises, and the singer called for fans to donate to the emergency services to prevent any further damage at all costs, especially loss of life.

She took the time to thank those who are supporting the relief efforts:

"Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department! If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet…. Donate $ , Time , Supplies I love you more than ever , Miley."

Other celebrities whose homes have been affected include Gerard Butler, Simon Cowell, Kim Kardashian West, Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke and Neil Young.

Actor Gerard Butler shared footage of the wreckage surrounding his home on social media, saying it was a "heartbreaking time" for Californians.

Caitlyn Jenner revealed to fans that the fire came within metres of her home.

"It was devastating out here in Malibu," she told Instagram followers. "You can see the hills are totally scorched. We're very, very lucky."

The fires have burned collectively over more than 6500 square kilometres, the rough equivalent to half the size of Sydney. 

US President Donald Trump has blamed the horrific wildfires which engulfed the state on "gross mismanagement".

The estimated amount of people who have been forced to flee their homes is roughly 300,000.

To give assistance to the emergency services, donate to the Red CrossThe CCF Wildfire Relief FundHumane Society of Ventura County, Baby2Baby or the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

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There's no doubt that Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year, and while that suits festive enthusiasts down to the ground, it can make it difficult for people who mourn their late loved ones all the more deeply at Christmas.

Tapping into this over the weekend, Twitter user, Rachael Prior, posted a message which ultimately initiated a heartfelt thread on the subject of love and loss.

"Nowhere and no time do I miss my dad more acutely than in the men’s department of M&S at Christmas," she wrote in a post which has been liked almost 12,000 times since Saturday.

Rachael's candour set in motion a discussion which gave the grieving a chance to remember their own loved ones by telling fellow followers how and when they remember their friends and family members.

It makes for emotional reading, but there's a lot to be said for the warmth born of the impromptu discussion.

Take a look here…

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Our hearts are going out to singer Charlotte Church this morning, with the announcement that she has lost her baby, just a month after revealing her pregnancy.

A representative for the 31-year-old took to her social media channels to share the upsetting news.

"Charlotte and 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 first of two tweets read.

"We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace."

The news was met with a wave of supportive messages from the singer's fans, who sent on their love to the star.

"So sorry, Charlotte. Holding you and Jonny and your whole family in the light," wrote one follower, echoing the sentiments of all who have heard the news.

"Oh no. I'm so sorry, Charlotte and Jonny. Sending all my love to you both. Stay strong in your family's loving embrace," added a friend.

Charlotte is mum to nine-year-old daughter Ruby, and eight-year-old son Dexter; her children with ex-fiancé Gavin Henson.

The Welsh singer had revealed her third pregnancy last month, during a performance at a Gay Pride event at Birmingham Pride.

Charlotte and musician Jonathan have been dating for around seven years.

Charlotte and her family are in our thoughts today.

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Will Young shocked his fans this week when he quit Strictly Come Dancing.

The show is only in it's third week but Will pulled out due to "personal reasons."

And now, it's revealed just how much money he'll lose by breaking his contract with the BBC.

According to The Telegraph, the singer faces a loss of £20,000 (€22,000) for quitting the show, which means he'll only receive £5,000 (€5,500) of his reported fee for taking part.

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding his exit from the infamous series, with many saying it's because of his bust-up with Len Goodman on the second week of the show.

Others are claiming that it's because of his anxiety issues, while more sources are saying he's just "dandy."

Whatever the reason, we'll miss him.

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This generation has been brought up to see carbs as the 'bad guys' (thanks, Atkins).

However, stuffing your face with a mighty plate of carbonara isn't all that bad… It's actually kinda good for you.

In a new study published in the Nutrition & Diabetes Journal, it found that pasta is better for your waistline, and doesn't make you put on weight – if eaten in moderation, obvs.

Researchers studied the diets and BMIs of more than 23,000 people, and found NO link between eating pasta and gaining a few pounds.

It even revealed that people who eat pasta on a regular basis had a "lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio."

Co-author of the study, George Pounis said: "By analysing anthropometric data of the participants and their eating habits we have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight, rather the opposite.

"Our data shows that enjoying pasta according to individuals' needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio."

However, don't go buying a month-supply of microwave carbonara and spag-bol, as they note the key to pasta being healthy is if you team it with lots of healthy fats like olive oil, veggies and fish.

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