Amanda Holden pays touching tribute to son Theo 10 years after tragic stillbirth
Amanda Holden has paid a touching tribute to her son Theo, who was tragically stillborn in 2011.
The tot would have turned 10 years old today (Monday), and Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda shared an emotional tribute to her Instagram page.
Posting a photo of two tiny footprints on a piece of white card, the 49-year-old also wrote some heartfelt words.
She captioned the snap: "Theo… our gorgeous boy. You would have been 10 years old today… not a day goes by without thinking of you."
Amanda finished the post off with a blue heart emoji.
Her 1.6million followers were quick to leave supportive messages, while more than 50,000 also hit the like button.
Pal Kate Thornton wrote: "Darling, thinking of you and Chris and sending nothing but love."
Good Morning Britain newsreader Charlotte Hawkins said: "So heartbreaking for you, sending love."
And eliminated Dancing on Ice star Myleene Klass said: "Oh Mandy. Thinking of you and Theo."
Meanwhile, one follower said: "Thinking of you and your family today."
While another commented: "Happy birthday Theo."
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Amanda and her husband Chris Hughes lost Theo in 2011 when he tragically died in the womb during pregnancy.
The couple are parents to two daughters – Lexi, 15, and Hollie, nine.
Back in July last year, Amanda spoke of her heartbreaking miscarriage on the BBC's Dear NHS Superstars special show.
"I remember waking up and thinking I hadn't felt my baby kick for most of the night which was unusual because he was so active," she said.
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"I tried all the things they tell you to do, but he wasn't moving. But I didn't panic."
Amanda went on: "Luckily for us, an obstetrician was coming past and [close friend] Jackie said to the obstetrician, 'Please can you go in, I can't hear the patient's baby's heartbeat', and then I heard this guttural screaming.
"It was the most bizarre thing that's ever happened to me because it was me. I didn't know I was doing it. I had no control over myself, I thought it was another person making the noise."
Amanda opted to have a C-section as she couldn't put herself through the labour, as she had to deliver the baby.
She went on: "Theo was put into a little room so his body could be preserved and we could go and see him as much or as little as we wanted.
"Jackie talked to me about the keepsakes we could have, to remind ourselves of Theo forever. We got his footprints and a little bit of his hair and the blanket he was born in."
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