NRL star Josh Reynolds has spoken about losing his twin boys just weeks before they were due to be born…

West Tigers star Josh Reynolds has spoken publically for the first time after his partner Bella suffered a miscarriage just weeks before their twin boys were to be born. Josh said that all the preparations had been made for the twin’s arrival but sadly passed away just eight weeks before their due date.

A Difficult Time

Josh says that the couple were thrilled when they discovered they were having twins. “When I found out that we were having twin boys I was over the moon,” he said. “I just love them and I was ready to take that step.” The NRL star admits that he struggled to deal with the loss and support his grieving partner. “It’s made me deal with something in life that I didn’t think I would have to deal with,” he said. “How do I comfort her when I’m struggling myself? I was really shocked but I wanted to be a man and be there for her too.”

Despite such a difficult loss, Josh says he is doing his best to move forward. “That was something in life I’ve always wanted but I’ve sort of had to go along the lines that everything happens for a reason,” he told Channel Seven.

We really admire Josh for his willingness to speak about his experience of baby loss. The more it is spoken about, the less isolating it becomes, and the more that people realise that support is available.

If you have experienced baby loss and require support, visit Pregnancy Loss Australia for more information.

Have you experienced baby loss? How did your partner cope? Share your story in the comments.

  • I lost my twins too. I was at 7 and a half weeks . Being so close to delivery must be heartbreaking.
    We both suffered when it happened to us. Like with my first pregnancy, I got pregnant through ICSI (a variation of IVF). I knew that my pregnancy was thus considered “at risk” but still.. it was terrible to have to face a miscarriage and the curettage afterwards. It was very sad for my husband too.


  • I love his honesty, and how he wanted to be there for his partner but was struggling himself. It would be very hard, and the worst thing that could happen to a parent is losing a child or children. I hope they have something amazing in store for them in the future; something positive and wonderful.


  • Such horrible tragic news to lose one is devastating but 2 would be inconceivable. Thankfully I have never been touched by such a horrible event


  • How terrible! I can’t even imagine the feeling of loss. My heart goes out to them & all parents that have lost a baby xxx


  • I can’t imagine the pain and heartbreak they are going through, I myself have never been through anything like this and my heart goes out to them.


  • Aw bless, this must be so hard. My friend went through this. She went to the hospital excited to deliver the baby and the baby died.


  • Oh my goodness! So heartbreaking for this couple – every sympathy.


  • So very sad good on him for speaking out
    I lost my first daughter two weeks before she was due
    That was over 20 years ago and I still remember like it was yesterday


  • Very sad for any parent especially so close to the end. I hope they get the time and privacy to grieve


  • So heartbreaking to suffer a miscarriage so far through pregnancy. Hopefully they get plenty support and will seek counselling if the need it. Relatives sometimes find it difficult especially those who would have been Grandparents. In their own way they are probably grieving too.

    • I don’t think you can call this a miscarriage, but an called an intra-uterine fetal death


  • heartbroken for them, my son was born 8 weeks premature and we had no problems health wise, I wonder what happened here, I don’t know that I would be able to recover from that


  • Oh how awful! Does anyone know for possible reasons of a miscarriage this far along? Tragically heartbreaking


  • Oh no :( how heartbreaking for them. I’ve had an early miscarriage (heart stopped at 9 weeks) Andy I didn’t finding out til my 12 week ultrasound! My husband was so great through it all <3


  • I hope they can find comfort with each other and their families.


  • Men and women often grieve differently, and that can be difficult.


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