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Charlotte Church Suffers Miscarriage After Announcing Third Pregnancy: ‘Now Is a Time for Grieving’

Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church at the Launch of The Programme For Festival Of Voice Cardiff 2016 at Bar American in London, England. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Charlotte Church has suffered a miscarriage. The singer shared the news via Twitter on Monday, June 26, after announcing during a concert on May 18 that she was expecting her third child and first baby with boyfriend Johnny Powell.

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“Charlotte and [musician Johnny Powell] are very sad to announce that they lost their baby. Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family,” her statement read. “We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace.”

Charlotte Church and Johnny Powell
Charlotte Church and Johnny Powell attends The Roundhouse Gala held at the Roundhouse in 2015. David M. Benett/Getty Images

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Church, 31, shares kids Ruby, 9, and Dexter, 8, with ex-fiance Gavin Henson. The singer and rugby player called off their engagement in May 2010 after more than five years together. Church started dated Powell later that year.

Last month, the opera singer told The Guardian that she was feeling “brilliant” during her pregnancy.

“It’s great, it’s lovely,” she told the U.K. publication of being pregnant with her third child. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be a party girl again. It feels very different this time around.”

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Church welcomed her first child when she was 21 years old.