Kimberley Walsh shares heartbreaking reason why she hid pregnancy from Sarah Harding
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Kimberley Walsh has opened up on the heartbreaking reason why she hid her third pregnancy from bandmate Sarah Harding.
Just one month after learning of Sarah's devastating diagnosis back in 2020, Kimberley discovered she was pregnant with her third child, Nate.
Knowing Sarah was undergoing chemotherapy, Kimberley revealed she felt guilty about sharing the news of another pregnancy.
Speaking with Sophie Ellis-Baxter on her podcast, Spinning Plates, Kimberley explained: "It was the most horrific time in some ways for me personally because shortly after I think I found out she was poorly I got pregnant again and I almost didn’t want to tell her.
"I’m getting really emotional thinking about this. In reality I kind of knew she’s not going to have any kids – she isn’t going to be able to – and she always asked me about the boys all the time.
"And I didn’t tell her for a while. And I knew it was weird because I was like, 'I should call her and tell her, like it’s amazing news'.
"And I just worked it up and I think I just thought 'No, I can’t tell her at this moment'."
Sarah was over the moon for Kimberley and spent lots of time with the boys before she sadly passed away.
"When she finally came down and met the baby and spent some time with the boys she was actually loving it, and asking all these questions," said Kimberley.
"It completely broke me. But I’m so, so grateful that I had that time and the kids had that time. When I talk about her they know exactly. They did see much more of the poorly Sarah because of the timing, but kids just take it at face value.
"They're like, 'That’s the mad Sarah that you tell me about'."
In September, Kimberley shared a tribute to Sarah on the anniversary of her passing.
Sharing a picture of her friend, she wrote: "Sarah passed away a year ago. I can still hardly believe it to be honest but it feels more real than ever today.
"Thinking of her always and of everyone who loved and miss her too."
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