It is with a V E R Y heavy heart that I bring you the terrible news that Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy.
Unless you've been living on Mars for the last few years, you won't have failed to pick up on the fact that young Lily, 25, has wanted to be a mother for a long time.
She suffered an early miscarriage two years ago when she was with Chemical Brothers band member Ed Simmons.
She proudly announced the news of this second baby, after being given the all-clear at the 12 week scan, and has been increasingly excited at the prospect of her impending parenthood ever since.
Lily was rushed to hopsital on Thursday after experiencing stomach cramps; all attempts to save the baby failed over the weekend.
A spokesperson has released the following statement...
"It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby."
...and the family have, understandably, asked for privacy.
If you are a mother then your heart will be breaking for Lily, as much as mine, and will make you want to hold your own children tight, regardless of their ages or how much they've got under your skin today, and remember how lucky we are to have them.
I'm sure you will want to send Lily your thoughts and prayers even if they are only private ones that you keep to yourself.
All our love and thoughts to you and Sam, Lily, from everyone here at PlayPennies.