AFL couple share news of devastating family tragedy

Andrew Reid
·2-min read
Pictured here, Bryce Gibbs and his wife Lauren, with their two children.
Bryce Gibbs and his wife Lauren, with their son and baby daughter. Pic: Instagram

The wife of Adelaide Crows star Bryce Gibbs has taken to Instagram to reveal details of a heartbreaking family tragedy the couple have been going through.

Lauren Gibbs revealed on social media that she and the Adelaide star have lost a baby after she suffered a miscarriage recently.

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The couple - who were married in 2018 - have a five-year-old son Charlie and baby girl Madison Rose, who is set to turn one in September.

Posting a photo of her two children in matching pyjamas, Lauren said the family was still coming to terms with the gut-wrenching reality of the miscarriage.

Seen here, Bryce and Lauren Gibbs at the 2016 Brownlow Medal ceremony.
Bryce and Lauren Gibbs were married in 2018. Pic: Getty

“We were so excited at the thought of seeing these two with another sibling,” she wrote.

“I started making matching pj’s for them as they were to be joined by another little one in the new year.

“Instead we will just be left with dreams of what could have been. It’s crazy how much you can love somebody that you have never met before.”

Lauren Gibbs thanks family’s support network

The mother-of-two revealed that speaking with people who have experienced heartbreak has helped the family cope with the loss, and she thanked family and friends for their support.

“I know I am not alone in this and speaking about my miscarriage has certainly helped,” she said.

“I have taken strength from so many strong women who have supported me by sharing their stories of similar times.

"Thank you to all my wonderful family and friends. Grateful for my two little ones who make my world better every single day.”

The Adelaide Crows have been rocked by a number of miscarriages in past seasons, with Taylor Walker and Rory Sloane, both going through the same tragedy in 2018.

North Melbourne's Ben Brown and his wife Hester revealed in July this year that they'd also gone through the pain of a miscarriage.

The couple revealed that they had lost one of their twins, due to be born in February 2021.