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Kym Marsh Keeps Her Late Son Archie's Ashes Next To Her Bed

Kym Marsh Keeps Her Late Son Archie's Ashes Next To Her Bed

After losing her son Archie back in 2009 after he was born prematurely, Kym Marsh has made some heartbreaking admissions.

And now the soap star has just revealed that she keeps her baby boy's ashes next to her bed, and says "goodnight" to him every evening. Speaking to The Mirror, 41-year-old Kym explained that the box holding Achie's ashes is engraved with the image of an angel.

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Along with the angel are some heartbreaking words - 'your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never'. The actress had the little boy with her now ex-husband, Jamie Lomas.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

The Coronation Street star told the publication: "I think of Archie every day. I still talk to him to say goodnight or I love you.

"We never got to know what kind of a little boy he was or what he would've liked. What colour would his eyes or his hair have been?"

Kym continued: "Would he have liked Thomas the Tank Engine, or going on holiday, or which football team? All I know was that he should have come home with us. So that's what we did.

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"We took his ashes home in a tiny box and I keep them next to my bed."

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

Kym keeps his ashes along with prints of the baby's tiny hands and feet, as well as a candle and card bearing his initials.

Coronation Street viewers saw Kym's character on the cobbles, Michelle Connor, suffer a miscarriage in a recent storyline.

Throughout the filming, the actress opened up about her real life loss, and her character's...

Kym also told the newspaper that there will always be an 'Archie-shaped hole in their lives'.

"Losing a child takes you to a very dark place and you go through many different emotions - grief, denial, anger, the feeling of being alone and guilt for not bringing your baby safely into the world," she said. "It's not something you get over, but you have to come to terms with it, accept what's happened as part of the healing process.

"Once you've accepted that horrible thing has happened to you, only then can you start to move forward and rebuild your life."

Featured Image Credit: This Morning/ITV/PA Images

Topics: News, Kym Marsh, Celebrity News, Jamie Lomas, coronation street

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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