Gordon Ramsay writes about his wife's miscarriage, lets others know they're not alone
In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported that about 10% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. While this statistic is heartbreaking, it proves that no one is alone when coping with such a loss. That’s why it’s important for us to open up and discuss this devastating topic, just like Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana did.
Earlier today, Ramsay created a Facebook post revealing that his wife miscarried at five months pregnant. They are currently parents to teenagers Megan (17), Tilly (14), and twins Jack and Holly (16), meaning that this was to be their fifth child.
“Hi guys, Tana and I want to thank you so much for your support over the past couple of weeks. We had a devastating weekend as Tana has sadly miscarried our son at five months,” wrote Gordon. “We’re together healing as a family, but we want to thank everyone again for all your amazing support and well wishes. I’d especially like to send a big thank you to the amazing team at Portland Hospital for everything they’ve done. Gx”
Though Ramsay didn’t have to share this part of his life with the world, we’re glad he did. Gordon is letting others know they’re not alone in dealing with a miscarriage. In taking the time to support his wife during this difficult time, he’s demonstrating that a miscarriage isn’t something a woman should deal with on her own. And furthermore, miscarriages aren’t something we should be silent about.
We’re sending nothing but love and support to Gordon, Tana, and their family during this difficult time.
If you are coping with a miscarriage, the Miscarriage Association has plenty of resources that are available to you. There’s also the American Pregnancy Helpline, which can be reached at 1-866-942-6466. To learn more about surviving a miscarriage, the American Pregnancy Association has more information.