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Stars send love and support to Ada Nicodemou after stillbirth

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It is a tragedy that too many mothers endure. Six stillborn babies are born in Australia every day.

For Home & Away star Ada Nicodemou, the unbearable pain is now public as well.

Just two weeks ago the 37-year-old actress was sharing her delight about becoming a mother for the second time.

The accompanying picture she posted with the post and uploaded from Instagram to Twitter on July 23 has since been deleted.

Now, Nicodemou and husband of seven years, Chris Xipolitas, are sharing their grief instead.

In a statement released by her employer, Channel 7, on Thursday night, Nicodemou, who was thought to be just weeks from giving birth, and Xipolitas revealed their loss.

"It is with great sadness that we need to share some news with you,' they said in the statement.

"Our baby boy Harrison was delivered stillborn on Thursday 7 August 2014.

"We appreciate your love and support as we mourn the loss of our precious son.

"We understand we have lived some of our lives in the public eye.

"But we respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult and extremely painful time so we can grieve and heal."

In response, her co stars as well as others in the public eye have rallied to show their support.

"It's absolutely devastating," friend Jodi Anasta told Daily Mail. "I just love Ada and Chrys - they're such beautiful people. Ada's such a beautiful mum. We wish them all the best and give them our love and support." 

"I can't imagine what she's going through right now," fellow co-star Bonnie Sveen also told the Mail.

"My thoughts are with her and I can't wait to see her and give her a hug."

Nicodemou and Xipolitas have a son, Johnas, who is nearly two.

When she revealed her second pregnancy to New Idea in March this year she expressed her surprise at how easily she had fallen pregnant. 

After trying for a year to conceive Johnas, the couple had turned to IVF.

"For it to happen so quickly after we struggled for so long last time is a really nice surprise and we feel really really lucky," she told the magazine.

Fairfax Media

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