Dancing On Ice star Joe Swash’s secret heartbreak before son Rex was born
Stacey Solomon and Dancing On Ice star Joe Swash are everyone's parenting goals as they share details about their life with their baby son, Rex.
The couple welcomed the newest addition to their family back in May last year.
It was the cherry on the top of their adorable romance after the couple started dating in January 2016 after meeting on I'm A Celebrity several years earlier.
But it was several years before the devoted parents moved in together, only setting up home as a couple in October, 2018.
Joe has son, Harry, from a previous relationship, while Stacey is mum to Zachary and Leighton.
Both Joe and Stacey love to share their fun family life with their fans on social media.
However, despite their seemingly perfect life, the couple have dealt with their fair share of heartbreak.
Last year, while appearing on Loose Women, Stacey revealed that Joe had struggled following Rex's birth when he was hit by the trauma of losing his own father when he was just 11.
Joe's dad was a London cab driver and passed away suddenly when his son was still at school.
Stacey explained: "It is a trauma and I am always surprised that people are surprised that you grieve forever.
"Joe lost his dad when he was 11 and it had a fundamental impact on his life, especially when huge life events happen – even if they are really positive."
But she insisted that while it was a "trauma" having Rex, it was also "the most wonderful thing in the world" for the couple.
And Stacey heaped praise on her partner and how he copes with the heartbreak of losing a parent when he was so young.
She said Joe was "resilient" and an "incredible person".
Joe himself had admitted that things became very strained following Rex's birth.
The TV presenter said things were so strained between the couple he would have probably asked for a break if they didn't have a newborn baby to raise.
In an honest moment, Joe admitted he "resented" his girlfriend and if it hadn't have been for their family things could be different.
However, Stacey made sure she got her own back when she bought Joe a mop and bucket for his Christmas present while he presented her with a silver bracelet with a T-Rex charm.
Joe will be taking to the rink tonight with his professional skating partner, Alexandra Schauman.
- Dancing On Ice is on ITV at 6pm tonight.
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