'A time for grieving...' Charlotte Church has lost her unborn child 3 years ago

'A time for grieving...' Charlotte Church has lost her unborn child

Last month, Charlotte Church announced that she was expecting her third child.

Tragically, however, the singer this evening confirmed that she and her partner were "grieving" and that the pregnancy has now sadly ended.

A message on her Twitter profile read: "Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby. Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family."

Ms Church has been with musician Jonathan Powell for seven years and has previously admitted that more children are on the cards for the pair.

It is not known how far along in the pregnancy she was.

In May, the 31-year-old had been on stage performing with her Pop Dungeon Band at the Birmingham Pride festival when she made the surprise announcement to fans.

Ms Church is already a parent to nine-year-old Ruby Megan Henson, and Dexter Lloyd Henson, eight; their father is former Welsh rugby player, Gavin Henson.

Charlotte and Gavin dated for more than five years from 2005-2010 and were at one stage one of the highest-profile young couples of the tabloid-era.

Her relationship when Jonathan has gone from strength to strength, however, and in a recent interview she stated: "I’m really happy with my dude. He’s lush, he’s so smart and he really looks after me."