Kym Marsh loses baby
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 February 2009
'Coronation Street' star Kym Marsh and her boyfriend, Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas are mourning the loss of their baby, Archie, who died last night (11.02.09)
Kym Marsh is mourning the loss of her baby.
The 'Coronation Street' actress – who is dating 'Hollyoaks' actor Jamie Lomas - gave birth to their son Archie Jay Lomas 18 weeks early last night, but the baby died just seconds later.
Kym was rushed to Trafford General Hopsital, Manchester on Monday afternoon and doctors spent three days working hard to prevent the premature birth of the baby boy.
A statement from the couple said: "Archie is out beautiful angel and we will miss him so much. Thank you all for your support."
A 'Coronation Street' source told Britain's Sun newspaper: "It was touch and go for several days. This is devastating news."
The 32-year-old actress – who fell pregnant with Jamie's child following their whirlwind relationship which started in May last year - was not due to take maternity leave from the soap until early summer.
Former Hear'Say singer Kym has two children, David, and Emily, from a previous relationship with Dave Cunliffe.
This is the second tragedy faced this week by 'Coronation Street' staff, as Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, was left heartbroken when his wife Sara died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday (07.02.09).