It was a difficult weekend for Kym Marsh, who mourned the 9th anniversary of her son’s death on Sunday.
The Coronation Street actress, 41, lost Archie, her son with former partner Jamie Lomas, in 2009. Archie died just seconds after he was born, 21 weeks into the pregnancy.
Kym shared a photo of a shrine to Archie on Sunday night via Instagram, with the following heartfelt message.
‘9 years ago today our lives changed forever. Our hearts will never heal and our tears will always fall because we miss you so much,’ she wrote.
‘I am so proud to have been your mummy. I wish we were having a party today with balloons and presents. I wish I had got to see your smile and hold your hand. I wish I could kiss your face and hug you tightly.
‘I wish I had heard your voice. I wish I had been able to pick you up when you had fallen, put plasters on your knees, dry your tears. I wish I wish I wish you were here. You are always in our hearts my beautiful boy. Happy birthday. We miss you and love you so very much. Have fun up there today little one Mummy loves you.’
Kym, who is also mum to Emily, 20, and David, 22, and Polly, 6, has previously spoken about how devastated she was at the loss of her son Archie.
Speaking to The Sun last year, Kym said she was “utterly lost” when Archie died, but was strong enough to act in a Corrie storyline that closely resembled her own heartbreak.
“After Archie died I was utterly lost. I never got to the point of thinking about taking my own life, but I don’t know how I might have felt if I hadn’t had two young children and a good support network around me.
“I know that others who have lost children have found themselves in the same situation as Michelle.”
Kym admitted that could not see a way to pull through, but found the strength from being a mother to David and Emilie, then 13 and 11 years old.
“It feels so pointless that you can’t stand it, and you do lose yourself. I didn’t want to go outside, I didn’t want to see anyone, I didn’t want to hear anyone laughing. How could anyone laugh when my son has died?
“I just wanted to stay hidden away forever. But you do learn to accept it and move forward.
“And I’m lucky to have three amazing kids. David and Emilie are grown up now and Polly is a little whirlwind and a delight.”