Olympic gold medalist has confirmed the loss of one of the twins she was expecting

Apr 13, 2018
09:07 A.M.
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The celebrity couple opened up about the tragedy about their unborn twins on social media.


Helen Glover, the Olympic gold medalist, has revealed that she has lost one of her unborn twins with TV presenter husband Steve Backshall to a miscarriage.

According to Mirror, the sports star took to Twitter to share the emotional message and also informed that the couple were 'hopeful for the remaining baby' and were expecting to welcome him during the summer.

Glover took to Twitter with a heartfelt message, writing, 'Thanks for all your lovely messages. We've had the hard news that one baby hasn't made it but we are very excited and hopeful for the remaining baby to arrive this summer.'


Later, her husband, Backshall, further thanked everyone for the kind and supportive messages they sent the couple. He also reiterated the point that they were 'looking forward' to the new addition to the family.

44-year-old Backshall and 31-year-old Glover announced the news about expecting twins a month earlier through Twitter.

The celebrity couple, who tied the wedding knot in 2016, announced the news by sharing two photos - one of Helen on a boat revealing her baby bump, and second of Steve with two goslings.

They had captioned the photograph as: 'On the boat with my three favorite people; seems this summer we'll have some little ones of our own...'


Following their recent announcement of the miscarriage, several close friends, as well as the fans, jumped in to console the parents and send their sympathy.

The online source quoted a fan on social media as writing to the couple, 'So sorry for you all. Losing a child is the hardest thing you can go through. Stay strong for your other.'

Similarly, the source presented several other comments that encouraged the couple to stay 'positive' and to remain strong.