Game of Thrones star Thor Bjornsson, popularly known for his role as 'The Mountain', has shared the heartbreaking news of his wife Kelsey Henson's late foetal loss. In an emotional Instagram post on Friday, Bjornsson revealed that their daughter, Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir, was delivered at 21 and a half weeks.
Accompanied by an image of their daughter's footprints, the actor expressed his deep sorrow and described the profound pain of their loss. Despite the heartbreak, he shared how grateful they were for the opportunity to spend precious moments with their beautiful daughter. Bjornsson further conveyed that though their hopes and dreams for Grace had been shattered, her spirit would live on through them and her siblings.
Bjornsson and Henson have asked for privacy as they grieve this unbearable loss, while expressing gratitude for the kind words and support they have received. The National Health Service (NHS) defines a stillbirth as the unfortunate circumstance when a baby is born dead after 24 completed weeks of pregnancy. However, if the baby passes away before 24 completed weeks, it is referred to as a miscarriage or late foetal loss.
This devastating news comes just weeks after the couple had joyously announced their second pregnancy. In an Instagram post, Bjornsson shared his excitement over their growing family and Henson's 19-week pregnancy. They are already parents to their three-year-old son, Stormer. The couple had openly discussed their struggles with fertility and shared their journey in a YouTube video.
Bjornsson and Henson, who got married in October 2018 in Iceland, expressed their happiness and love for each other through social media. Alongside a wedding picture, the actor referred to Henson as his wife and emphasized his delight in their union. Besides his acting career, Bjornsson is also renowned as a professional strongman, adding to his diverse accomplishments.
The news of this devastating loss is met with an outpouring of support and sympathy from fans and the public alike. With their privacy respected, Bjornsson and Henson will undoubtedly find strength in the love they share and the memories of their angelic daughter, Grace Morgan Hafthorsdottir.