British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is in mourning after losing her grandmother. She broke the sad news almost one month after she and her husband welcomed their fifth child.
Ellis-Bextor shared the sad news on Instagram on Monday. She shared a photo of her grandmother with her youngest baby, Mickey.
"My gorgeous, kind, funny, smart and adventurous granny died today. Here she is two weeks ago when she met her latest great-grandbaby," wrote the 39-year-old singer.
"She was a brilliant granny, stayed sharp, kept active and always had a smile on her face," added Ellis-Bextor. "Loved by many, she will be missed. I hope I can be like her and live a long happy life like she did. R.I.P Sybil Bextor."
Sophie received a flood of support from her friends and fans. She took to Instagram later in the day to thank them for their kind words.
“Thank you for all the lovely messages. They were really comforting and I appreciated each and every one. Love to you all," she wrote.
Last month, Sophie and Richard announced the arrival of their youngest child, Mickey. At the time, the pop star posted a picture of the new arrival on Instagram with her husband, The Feeling bassist Richard Jones.
She wrote: "He's here! Mickey Jones born today weighing 7lb 1oz and he's absolutely gorgeous. Welcome to our quirky little family, sweet boy. We're so glad you're here safe."
In addition to Mickey, Sophie has four other boys with her husband. Her sons are Sonny, 14; Kit, nine; six-year-old Ray, and two-year-old Jesse.
She recently told ITV talk show host Lorraine that she'll likely "call it a day" with her fifth child. That means Mickey will probably be the baby of the family.
"I think five is quite a lot," she said.
The host also asked her if she knew if she'd be having another boy or her first girl. She replied in the negative.
"This one is... a baby, for sure. I don't know what I'm having. I've never found out," she said.
When she was asked whether she and husband Richard had been trying for a girl, Sophie jokingly replied, "Obviously, we're trying for a boy."
A minute later, she answered more seriously, denying that she was only having another child to have a girl.
"No, I would hate for any of my sons to think that they were an attempt to be someone else. They are all very wanted and very different... I will accept whoever is on their way."
She addressed the same conjecture on her Twitter after she announced Mickey's birth. In reply to a Sun headline, she said, "I did nothing of the sort. I’ve only ever wanted whatever babies I’ve been lucky enough to have."
Congratulations to Sophie, Richard, and their four sons on the new addition. May God bless and guide their family!