Danny Cipriani has told fans his fiancée Victoria Rose O’Callaghan has tragically suffered from a miscarriage.
The rugby star hadn’t shared the news that they were expecting a child together.
Danny took to Instagram earlier today (Tuesday) to reveal the devastating news that the couple lost their baby at 24 weeks.
The 32-year-old also announced in the emotional post that he and Victoria had already named the baby boy River.
He praised his other half for being the “most magnificent, kind, wise, and beautiful person” he knows.
Danny said, alongside a snap of himself on the rugby pitch: “It’s been a challenging year, for many different reasons. I’ve had to emotionally overcome and heal in different ways that I haven’t experienced before. In doing so it brought up old trauma and wounds that were unresolved.
“Then the most beautiful thing happened, I was going to be a father and I fell in love. Deeply in love. For me falling in love was the scariest thing to do hence my behaviour over the years, she is the most magnificent, kind, wise, and beautiful person I’ve ever met. At 24 weeks we lost River, our son.
“Was and is always going to be difficult, but we supported each other through it and found our love grew and got stronger. This may seem a sad post, it isn’t.
“This break now from last season and reflecting is a special place to be. I’m more determined than ever to keep growing learning and loving with my woman.
“I’m also locked in to represent myself the best I can on the field which to this day I still don’t think I have done… The future is exciting it’s going to take hard work. I’m ready.”
Last month, Danny sparked rumours that he had already tied the knot with Victoria after a teasing post on Instagram.
The sportsman uploaded a snap of Victoria and said: “Introducing @victoriarosecipriani – pinch myself every day!”
Victoria also changed her In handle to include Danny’s famous surname.
In August, Danny confirmed he was engaged by sharing a loved up picture on Instagram.
He wrote: ” You make me the happiest man in the world. I love waking up with you every morning, not knowing which one of our personalities is going to arise, and how we fall in love with each other over and over again.
“You make every day so much better, I can’t wait to get home from training every day to see you. I can’t imagine life without you. You make me want to be the best man i possibly can for you and our family.
“You are my now wife to be. I can’t wait to marry you in October. You’re my lover my best friend, you are so loyal, incredibly intelligent, sexy with so much class. I learn from you all the time.
“I will never get complacent, you deserve the greatest love every day. We could be doing absolutely nothing for days on end as long as I’m with you. My dream of finding the one i never thought would come true. And it has. I vow to you I’m going to turn up every day. Love and support you for the rest of our lives. Love you @rosierosee__”