Harry and Sandra Redknapp heartbreakingly announce they suffered a miscarriage

Harry and Sandra Redknapp heartbreakingly announce they suffered a miscarriage over 50 years ago

‘I cried a lot’: Harry and Sandra Redknapp heartbreakingly reveal they suffered a miscarriage over 50 years ago… and admit they ‘didn’t know how to deal with it’

Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra have revealed they tragically lost a child in 1969 when the former barber suffered a miscarriage at 12 weeks pregnant.

The former footballer, 75, and his wife, with whom he was 55, have opened up about the harrowing experience in their new book When Harry Met Sally.

Sandra, 76, admitted she “didn’t know how to deal with it and cried a lot,” recalling the experience of walking home through the snow on a winter’s night and feeling inside lost her feet and hands.

‘I cried a lot’: Harry and Sandra Redknapp have heartbreakingly revealed they suffered a miscarriage over 50 years ago… and admit they ‘didn’t know how to deal with it’

Harry and Sandra are parents to two sons, Jamie and Mark, and also share eight grandchildren.

But with a miscarriage during Sandra’s first pregnancy in 1969, the two revealed the tragic time for the first time in their new book.

Sandra recalls the day and writes in the book how one winter day she finished work and couldn’t catch a bus home – so she had to walk home to Barking in the cold night.

And walking in deep snow, the then-stylist lost all feeling in her feet and arms and felt uncomfortable, explaining that she “knew” right away that she was going to miscarry.

Horrific: The couple detailed a miscarriage during Sandra's first pregnancy in 1969 and revealed the tragic time for the first time in their new book (pictured with grandson Raphael)

Horrific: The couple detailed a miscarriage during Sandra’s first pregnancy in 1969 and revealed the tragic time for the first time in their new book (pictured with grandson Raphael)

Describing her decision to open up about it for the first time in the new book, Sandra explained to OK! Magazine that she hoped to help people with the story.

“Harry was away playing football when I miscarried. Not many people know about it. I thought to myself, “Have I opened up too much?” but if it helps someone, that’s all that matters,” she said.

The grandmother also admitted she ‘cried a lot’ until she became pregnant with son Mark, now 52, ​​three months later.

She told the publication: “It’s nice to know you’re not alone. Nobody talked about it back then and I think nobody knew how to deal with it, especially the men.”

Parents: Harry and Sandra are parents to two sons, Jamie and Mark, and also share eight grandchildren (Sandra pictured with Jamie and Mark in the 1970s)

Parents: Harry and Sandra are parents to two sons, Jamie and Mark, and also share eight grandchildren (Sandra pictured with Jamie and Mark in the 1970s)

Difficult:

Difficult: “Nobody was talking about it at the time and I don’t think anyone knew how to handle it, especially men,” Sandra explained of the ordeal (Harry pictured with son Jamie).

To complete the brood, they welcomed youngest son Jamie four years after the ordeal.

Sandra and Harry’s relationship came under the spotlight in 2018 when the latter starred on ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’ – where he spoke with such sweet frankness about the love he has for his wife.

The couple’s new book, out now, details their long marriage and love story after meeting as teenagers – while exploring the ups and downs they’ve navigated together.

Family: To complete the brood, they welcomed youngest son Jamie four years after the ordeal

Family: To complete the brood, they welcomed youngest son Jamie four years after the ordeal

Out now: The couple's new book, out now, details their long marriage and love story after meeting as teenagers - and goes over the ups and downs they've navigated together

Out now: The couple’s new book, out now, details their long marriage and love story after meeting as teenagers – and goes over the ups and downs they’ve navigated together