Ollie Locke has been left devastated after his surrogate has had a miscarriage at six weeks.
The Made In Chelsea star, 34, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal the heartbreaking news, sharing a picture of a dressing gown with ‘Baby Locke’ embroidered on it.
He announced earlier this year that he and his husband Gareth, 31, were trying to have a baby via a surrogate and has documented their journey so far on social media.
Alongside the photograph of the dressing gown, Ollie explained that after finding out they were pregnant in November, their surrogate sadly miscarried at six weeks.
Heartbreak: Ollie Locke, 34, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal the heartbreaking news that his surrogate miscarried, sharing a picture of a dressing gown with ‘Baby Locke’ on it
He wrote: ‘Trigger Warning. This is the last thing I want to be writing, but this is sadly a part of our journey.
‘In early November our life changed in the most extraordinary and wonderful way, those two perfect lines shone through a pregnancy test telling us we were pregnant and Gareth, myself, our surrogate and our families were all ecstatic.
‘After a difficult year, a little bean growing inside the best person you could ever imagine was the most wonderful early Christmas present we could ever have imagined.
‘Through the course of nature, at 6 weeks and 2 days it stopped growing and had gone.’
Devastated: Ollie explained that after he and his husband Gareth found out they were pregnant in November, their surrogate sadly miscarried at six weeks
Ollie went on to say that it is not the ‘end of the road’ for the couple, saying they will continue to ‘move forward’ towards fatherhood and are looking towards a ‘silver lining’.
He continued: ‘This not going to be the end of the road, in fact we have some wonderful plans and we will continue to move forward towards the remarkable gift of fatherhood.
‘All of your support has been amazing and I have read every DM you have sent and thank you for being so kind to Gareth, myself and our heavenly surrogate!
‘With the greatest sadness we will always continue to look towards a silver lining, which is the shining beacon of a community that we have found who are all going through the same journey as us, trying to have the family they so wish and deserve. Your support has been remarkable!’
‘This is sadly a part of our journey’: Ollie, who met Gareth a decade ago before they started dating in 2018, said they don’t want any other couple to go through the heartbreak they have
The miscarriage comes after their first attempt to have a baby via IVF was unsuccessful earlier this year.
Ollie, who met his partner Gareth a decade ago before they started dating in 2018, also said they don’t want any other couple to go through the heartbreak and financial challenges that they have.
He said: ‘As we move forward I will promise I will do everything in my power to try and bring attention to help in changing the British laws to make it easier for people desperately trying to have a family!
‘The rules which haven’t been reassessed in over 30 years are wildly unfair, currently firmly against gay equality and beyond archaic.
‘Why would any government grant equal marriage, but make it so heartbreakingly difficult and frighteningly expensive to have a family, I will do everything in my power to open up the conversation of a modernisation in legislation change!
Kindness: Their friends and fans were quick to rally around the couple and offer their support, with many leaving heartfelt messages on the post
‘I love you all and let’s hope 2022 is a year that we all deserve, with such enormously loved babies brought into this world!
‘Myself and Gareth decided with great support and love from Channel 4 and Monkey Kingdom to play last nights final scene as we feel this is a part of our journey which we will continue to share with you, all whist sending love and strength to those going through this at the same time.
‘All our love in the world O&G x’
Ollie’s friends and fans were quick to rally around the couple and offer their support, with many leaving heartfelt messages on the post.
Made In Chelsea’s Sophie Hermann wrote: ‘LOVE you both so much!’
Tragic: He announced earlier this year that he and his husband Gareth, 31, were trying to have a baby via a surrogate and has documented their journey so far on social media
While Chloe Delevingne said: ‘Darling sending so much love xx’
Ashley James penned: ‘So much love for you’
And TV personality Lydia Bright said: ‘Lots of love’
In August, Ollie revealed that the couple’s first attempt to have a baby via IVF was unsuccessful.
When asked if their IVF journey had been tougher than they expected, he told the Mirror in August: ‘It has. I think it’s because we all expected that everything would be okay. We had a positive mental attitude. We were really excited, and in the end, it didn’t work.
‘We are going back there in a couple of weeks and it will all be sorted. But yeah, life isn’t as easy as it seems sometimes.’
Fatherhood: In August, Ollie had revealed that the couple’s first attempt to have a baby via IVF was unsuccessful
Ollie and Gareth have been in touch with ‘a community of people who are also struggling to have children’, with Ollie saying everyone helps and supports one another.
He added: ‘It’s nice because, in that environment, no one is famous or in the public eye.
‘Everyone joins this one community where we’re all in the same boat together. Everyone wants to help each other and try to reach that final goal. It’s actually really sweet.’
The couple spoke to Hello! magazine last month after the pregnancy had not gone as planned, saying they remained ‘optimistic’ and would try again.
Ollie said: ‘I think our expectations were very high and we really thought it was going to work, but nature’s nature and we can’t do anything about it.
Tough time: The pair spoke out last month to say they were remaining optimistic after the pregnancy had not gone to plan
‘We have to think that it wasn’t meant to be and we are going to go ahead in a month or so and do it again. We’re optimistic.
‘Sometimes it just doesn’t work. But that’s not going to stop us from trying again and again.’
Gareth added: ‘The feeling of not being pregnant this time really made us realise how much we want to become parents and we are determined to do that.’
Ollie also took to Instagram at the time to announce to his 476,000 followers who have all been following his journey that sadly their round of IVF had been unsuccessful.
In a heartfelt note, he penned: ‘We wanted to share an update with all our amazing supportive followers who have been with us on our surrogacy journey.
Brave: Ollie also took to Instagram last month to announce to his 476,000 followers who have all been following his journey that sadly their round of IVF had been unsuccessful
‘I’m sorry I have been quiet, sadly we found out last week our first attempt at IVF hasn’t worked and after the heartbreaking news we have come to terms with the situation and are now looking forward to getting out to go for a second attempt very soon.
‘Doing surrogacy and IVF is not a straight forward thing and there are a lot of ups and downs and testing times that really make you appreciate what it means to achieve the end result of having children.
‘Our heart goes out to everyone who have been through this and still going through it and hope that sharing this journey and experience will highlight how difficult and emotional the journey really is.
‘The support we have had has been amazing and we will continue to keep you all a part of our journey. I adore all you and all your kind messages, we are being super positive and looking forward to the next round!
‘Our surrogate is the best human I have ever met and we love her so very much, thank you for being our superstar Xxxx.’
In June, Ollie spoke about his excitement at becoming a father and starting a family with his new husband Gareth.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Ollie said that fatherhood is his top priority right now, first and foremost.
He opened up on their surrogacy plans, teasing: ‘I can say we are leaving quite soon to head across the world to become pregnant.’
‘There is nothing in my life that I am more excited or ready for,’ he said.
In March, Ollie told The Times about their plans to use a surrogate to have a baby. They will use an American egg donor and a British surrogate.
The pair will also both provide sperm, but won’t know whose ends up being used.
‘We’re mixing it up, so it’ll be whoever’s swims best on the day and we’ll never know. Although if it comes out with yellow hair, it’ll be Gareth’s,’ Ollie told the publication.
Fertility journey: Ollie announced in June that he and his husband Gareth were set to embark on a surrogacy journey to become fathers