Love Island star Malin Andersson has opened up about the grief she felt after her newborn daughter tragically died earlier this year.
Malin’s daughter Consy passed away four weeks after the reality TV star welcomed her into the world with now ex boyfriend Tom Kemp.
Consy was born seven weeks premature after doctors detected a heart defect at 33 weeks.
Malin, who also lost her mum in 2017, said it took a few days after Consy’s death for the grief to hit.
“It was a few days after she died when it sunk in and I didn’t leave my bed, racking my brain to come up with reasons why I should carry on living,” she told Fabulous magazine.
But Malin added that she used “every bit of strength” she had left to pull her through such a dark time.
“My mind was going crazy, but I just had to use every bit of strength I had left. I knew I didn’t want to waste Consy’s precious life. Obviously, I’m human so I’m going to cry, but then I pick myself back up and get on.”
The TV star, who said she felt her late mum’s presence at the funeral for her little girl, now sleeps with a baby doll for comfort.
“It still smells of her,” Malin said. “I don’t mind being reminded. I need to talk about her and remember her. I can feel her all around me.”
Malin and Tom split shortly after the shock loss, with the Love Island star saying that it was better for them to end things as they both struggled to come to terms with Consy’s death.
She told OK! magazine: “Things have been strained between us since Consy was born, a situation like that will either make you or break you and we’ve been at each other’s throats.”
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