Mollie King shares how her daughter's middle name honours her late father
"She has been our ray of sunshine and I know she's going to continue to light up our lives."
The Saturdays star and her partner Stuart Broad shared the news that they had welcomed a baby girl last week.
Taking to Instagram in a joint post they wrote: "Welcome to the world Annabella Broad. We have never been so in love."
Shortly after, however, Mollie informed her fans that her father had passed away.
On Instagram, she wrote: "In August, my family’s world was shattered when my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Last week, we had to face the day we hoped would never come and say goodbye. Dad, we love you with all our hearts and we will miss you every single day.
"You have been our hero and it’s impossible to think of our lives without you. You have always been there for us with every step we’ve taken and you even held on a few extra days to meet baby Annabella. You gave us your everything. You will be in our hearts and our memories every single day."
Mollie has since shared how her daughter's middle name reflects her family's feelings during this difficult time.
In a recent post on social media, she wrote: "Annabella has given us lots of hope over these past few difficult months, so Hope had to be one of her middle names."
She added: "She has been our ray of sunshine and I know she's going to continue to light up our lives."
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