AFL star Nathan Jones and his wife Jerri have revealed they are expecting twins.
The couple, who revealed they suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages last year, made the sweet announcement on Instagram on Friday.
In a heartwarming video, their two children, daughter Bobbi and son Remy, are seen reacting to the news with beaming smiles, before hugging their mother.
Adding to their brood: After experiencing three consecutive miscarriages, AFL star Nathan Jones and his wife Jerri are expecting twins. They broke the news with a cute Instagram video on Friday.
“ We are very happy to announce that we have twins on the way! Jerri wrote on Instagram.
“ It was a journey to get here, we are delighted and grateful to be growing our family in twos. Our hearts are full.
Meanwhile, Nathan added, “ Our little family will be complete with Jones Twins on the way later this year. ”
Small details: In the announcement video, sonogram images and twin suits were shown to confirm the exciting news of baby
Last October, the wife of Melbourne Demons veteran Nathan bravely revealed that she had suffered three consecutive miscarriages.
She shared her private grief, which at the time coincided with the International Day of Remembrance of Pregnancy and Child Loss.
At the time, Jerri revealed that she had undergone dilation and curettage earlier in the day after tragically suffering another miscarriage.
“ While I’m generally a very private person, it seems appropriate to share every day, ” her heartfelt post read.
Heartbreaking: Last October, the wife of Melbourne Demons veteran Nathan bravely revealed that she had suffered three consecutive miscarriages. She shared her private grief, which at the time coincided with the International Day of Remembrance of Pregnancy and Child Loss.
“ Pregnancy loss can be very lonely and I hope that sharing a part of our story will even help a person feel less alone in theirs.
“I know hearing from other women share their experiences has helped me tremendously.
Unfortunately, one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
About 106,000 babies are lost each year to miscarriages, stillbirths and newborns in Australia, according to the support organization Sands.
She added that she was grateful for her two beautiful, healthy children, daughter Bobbi, six, and son Remi, five, and feels deeply for the other families who weren’t so lucky.
“ Pregnancy loss can be very lonely and I hope that by sharing a part of our story it will even help a person feel less alone in theirs, ” she said.
The fashion brand’s businesswoman invited other women who have experienced pregnancy loss to share their stories or comment with an angel emoji.
“ Send love to everyone who needs it today, ” she ended the message.
Her eight-year-old husband shared the photo his wife uploaded to share the heartbreaking news.
“ Lucky is to have you x, ” he captioned his Instagram story, complete with heart and angel emojis.
Jerri has been inundated with messages of support from other footy WAGs including Kylie Brown, Emma Hawkins, Abbie Vince, Lucy Lewis, Jessica Gawn, Samantha Jetta, Charlotte Viney and Sarah Roughead.
“I thought about you so much. Many will benefit from your shared story. You’re amazing. Great love for you and Nath, ”wrote Bec Judd.
Family: The AFL couple are proud of their six-year-old daughter Bobbi and five-year-old son Remy
Surrounded by love: Jerri was inundated with support, including this Instagram story from her husband
Her story has also prompted other women to share their own heartbreaking tragedies.
“I have had five consecutive miscarriages since I had my two daughters. It is such a painful time. Send love and you will help more than you think, sharing your loss, ” one mom wrote.
Nathan has played 294 games for the Demons since 2006 and was the club’s captain for six years until he stepped down for the role at the end of last season.
He and Jerri have been together since 12 year and got married in 2012.
If you have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, Sands provides 24/7 support on 1300 072637.
Married Bliss: Jerri and Nathan have been together since high school and tied the knot in 2012. The couple are pictured together at the AFL’s 2020 season launch in March.