Love Island's Jessica Hayes tragically loses baby son at 19 weeks

Susannah Alexander
·2-min read
Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Digital Spy

Love Island's Jessica Hayes has sadly lost her baby son after a miscarriage at 19 weeks.

Jessica, who won the first series of Love Island in 2015 with Max Morley, confirmed the tragic news on Instagram as she shared a photo of her son's hand and footprints, a hospital tag with his details written on and a teddy bear on a blanket.

Jessica announced that she was pregnant with her and her fiancé Dan Lawry's second child last week but has now confirmed that their son, who they have named Teddy, sadly passed away yesterday (November 30).

"The pain is unbearable and I feel like I'm drowning in grief," Jessica wrote in an emotional Instagram post. "My mind spinning thinking of all the what ifs and questions of who you would have grown up to be. When will I wake up From this awful nightmare."

She continued: "I could see Presley in you, you were so beautiful, perfectly formed. You would never get to play together and be best friends in this world and that hurts so much he would of loved you his little brother so much.

"I'm grateful that we shared 19 weeks together and I carried you for as long as I could before it was your time to gain your wings. You will always be our beautiful son and I promise you will hold the biggest place in our hearts forever my sweet angel.

"I will make sure the world knows how special you are .. Until we Meet again my Teddy .. Too special for this world. I love you now , forever and always."

Photo credit: @jessicahayes_x - Instagram
Photo credit: @jessicahayes_x - Instagram

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Jessica's friends sent their condolences to the couple, with Jessica's fellow series one Islander Hannah Elizabeth writing: "Love you all here for u always," and Casey Batchelor commenting: "Sending you so much love. I'm so so sorry. Here if you need anything xx."

Jessica and Dan got engaged in August 2018 after knowing each other for "a long time" and they became parents to son Presley James in June 2019.

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email

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