Love Island's Malin Andersson opens up on baby loss during an abusive relationship
Content warning: This article includes references to domestic violence and child loss.
Love Island star Malin Andersson has opened up on the heartbreaking details of her pregnancy and baby loss following an "abusive" relationship.
Malin, who appeared on the 2016 series of the ITV show, lost her first baby at one-month-old in 2019.
The 30 year old opened up about this time in her life on MP Jess Phillips' podcast, sharing how her baby was born prematurely at seven months due to "stress".
Malin went on to explain she had been in an "abusive" relationship with her ex-boyfriend and 'could not get away" from him, which she believes is a cause of her baby's death.
She said on the Yours Sincerely podcast: "When I became pregnant, I decided to name her after my mum, my daughter Consy.
"The pregnancy was so volatile and stressful, so when she stopped moving in my stomach, it's all because of him.
"She was born at seven months, she survived for a month and then she passed away.
"I looked at this guy who had given me so much hell, even throughout the stay in Great Ormond Street, he was still being abusive behind the scenes.
"I wanted to find a way out - and I truly believe that my daughter was like, 'I'm not, I'm leaving'."
She continued: "I'm very spiritual and she was like, 'I'm not going to be here, I'm saving you from him.'
"The only way for me to get away from him was for him to get arrested and me having zero contact, it was so damaging to my mind."
Malin welcomed her daughter Consy in December 2018 following "complications" in her pregnancy.
Sharing the baby girl with her now ex Tom Kemp, Malin revealed she had arrived before Christmas and had to be cared for at Great Ormond Street before she tragically passed away just four weeks later.
She wrote at the time: "Completely in love with you, and my Mum just wanted you to be with her.
"Your time wasn’t ready yet. Mummy loves you. I stayed with you each day, you opened your eyes one last time for me and I saw those beautiful big brown eyes.
"I’m so sorry I couldn’t do any more. Go be with grandma Consy. My angel, rest in peace Consy Gloria Emma Andersson-Kemp."
Malin's ex, Tom, was jailed in 2020 after an attack, leaving her “black and blue” and needing hospital treatment for a broken hand.
Kemp was later jailed for ten months after admitting to occasioning actual bodily harm but was released after three.
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