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Gemma Collins has revealed that she suffered a third "devastating" miscarriage in July.
The former TOWIE star, 39, in an open letter to Meghan Markle talked about her own experience after the Duchess spoke so candidly about going through a miscarriage with husband Prince Harry.
Gemma, who has always talked about her desire to be a mum told The Sun: "I’ve not talked about this before, but it was my third, each one a devastating loss on my longed-for journey to motherhood.
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"I’ve been trying to have a baby for nearly a decade now, only to have my hopes dashed time and again by first one miscarriage, then another.
The blonde beauty, who calls herself the GC, admitted that she didn't know she was pregnant at the time and put the cramps down to "the symptoms of a heavy period".
Gemma then goes on to say that she tried to push on but it was when she spoke to her sister that she broke down and her sister told her to go to the doctors.
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She was referred to hospital and it was at the appointment she found out she had been pregnant.
Gemma wrote: "I learned that I’d been carrying a baby and lost it, meaning that once again I found my longstanding dreams of motherhood shattered into pieces."
It brought memories back of when the star lost a baby at four-and-a-half-months eight years ago.
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Gemma had woken up with dreadful pain and she called an ambulance but by the time it came, she says, she had "given birth on the landing floor".
In the searingly honest piece, Gemma says it's one of the most traumatic things she ever been through and finds it hard to talk about.
She goes on to admit that she kept her grief to herself but after Meghan's honesty, she too feels, she should've been more honest and should have spoken about it more.
Gemma says the baby would've been James Argent's but now that she's single again, she isn't giving up hope that one day she will be a mum.
She rounded off the piece by thanking Meghan for being honest and open about what happened to her.
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