Zara McDermott has responded to Louise Thompson's baby announcement today, Thursday 3rd December, to call her a "beautiful strong & inspirational mumma."
The star, who is dating Louise's brother Sam Thompson, also added that Louise's son Leo-Hunter is a "beautiful boy."
Zara shared the post on her Instagram story with her 1.6 million followers.
Her post comes after Louise confirmed to her own Instagram followers that she and partner Ryan Libbey had welcomed a baby boy five weeks ago, but she had been in the hospital since his arrival with "serious complications."
The Made in Chelsea star bravely said that she is "in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically" and "might be for a while" after "dancing with death twice".
Thankfully, Louise is now home from hospital for Christmas and is excited to bond with her baby boy.
Sharing a pic of her baby son on Instagram, Louise, 31, wrote: "Hello everyone,
"This post isn’t an easy one for me to write. I have so many things that I want to say but at the same time I’m struggling to find the words to explain what has happened to me and my family so for now I will keep it quite simple.
"The reason I have been absent for weeks is because I have been very unwell.
"5 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing in at 7lbs. Unfortunately it wasn’t the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in NICU and the other ended up in ICU.
"Whilst Leo made a fairly quick recovery. I have been recovering in hospital for a month with various serious complications.
"In all honesty I never imagined that so many bad things could happen to me, but to dance with death twice brings a whole new view of the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is."
Louise continued to write: "We need to start living, we need to start loving, we need to start enjoying every minute detail in life (certainly easier said than done when you’re stuck in mental and/or physical purgatory or dealing with serious illness, depression or the fear of the unknown), but if you DO have the capacity, then try and cling onto any nuggets of good… and please please please be grateful for good health. The hard truth is that you don't know how lucky you are to have it until it's too late.
"The reality is that I am in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically and I might be for a while, but that’s just part of the me now and part of my recovery. It's not going to be easy or linear but thankfully I am being offered some very valuable psychological help and the good news is that I’m starting to experience some good hours as well as bad ones. (Sometimes living hour by hour is your only option).
"I want to finish with some happy news…
"I have been given the green light and been discharged from hospital which means that i'm able to recover from the comfort of my own home for Christmas. For the first time in a month I actually see a future where I get to live peacefully on this earth with my son.
"I can’t wait to start our new journey together as a family of 3 and to start bonding little baby Leo."
Louise continued in the comments section, thanking those who had offered her support.
She wrote: "A massive thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. It is working.
"More thank yous to follow. I’m too overwhelmed and a bit scared right now.
"but I did want to send a prayer out to anyone who is also suffering and who might need love too. Life can be cruel and Christmas can be hard. It's a good time to remember those less fortunate…there are a lot of them. I’ve seen it."
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