Jacqueline Jossa pays touching tribute to her two older brothers who passed away as babies

Jacqueline Jossa paid a touching tribute to her two older brothers who passed away as babies on Friday night to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

The former EastEnders star, 28, posted a picture of a candle to her Instagram Story as part of Tommy's charity Wave Of Light candle event.

Writing an emotional message, Jacqueline paid tribute to her older siblings, John and David, writing: "I am thinking of you tonight."

The actress has previously spoke about the tragic deaths of her brothers, one to cot death and the other to an illness caused by a lack of oxygen at birth.

Jacqueline wrote: "Thinking of all the heavenly babies that are so missed and too special for this earth.

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"My brothers John and David, I am thinking of you tonight, wondering what life would have been with two older brothers backing my corner every step of the way. I hope I make you proud.

"My brave mum and dad for continuing to power through life even when it's so cruel.

"Thinking of my closest loved ones after several miscarriages, you know who you are and I am thinking and praying extra hard tonight.

"Heaven has gained so many angels, lighting a candle for you all."

Jacqueline previously revealed that the loss of her siblings made her fearful during her second pregnancy with daughter Mia, three, especially when she couldn’t feel her moving.

The actress shares Mia and Ella, six, with her husband Dan Osborne.

Speaking in a past interview, Jacqueline explained: “It makes me more nervous about everything.

“There’s no reason to think that would ever happen to me as there’s no hereditary link.

“But it’s such an awful thing to go through and I’ve seen how it has affected my mum.

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“It’s hard not to worry when you have a baby. It’s a nerve-racking time.”

Jacqueline's sister Katrina previously ran the London Marathon and raised money for charity Lullaby Trust in memory of their brothers.

If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9-5, Monday to Friday).

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