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Ashley Cain’s ex Safiyya says he dumped her 'quick and brutal' before asking her for another baby

Ashley Cain’s ex Safiyya says he dumped her 'quick and brutal' before asking her for another baby

She opened up about her grief

Ashley Cain’s ex-girlfriend, Safiyya Vorajee, said he dumped her 'quick and brutal' before asking her for another baby.

The pair suffered a devastating loss after she and the UK reality star lost their child back in 2021 at just eight months old.

Little Azaylia was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer at just eight weeks old, with tumours having grown on her lungs, stomach and kidneys. She sadly passed away after undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Azaylia passed away at just eight months old.

Ashley and Safiyya later set up The Azaylia Foundation in honour of their little girl, before making the decision to end their relationship following a difficult time supporting each other through grief.

Safiyya has since opened up about her grief after tragically losing Azaylia and she navigated her relationship with Ashley afterwards.

The 36-year-old told The Sun: "He’d had a drink, it was quick and brutal. He said he couldn’t do it any more."

The Real Full Monty star then moved out of the family home in Warwickshire with Safiyya recalling: "He moved in with his aunt and later on I did, because his family had become my family and I was struggling on my own. We had separate rooms.

"We’d been friends before and we were again. I thought we would one day be a family again. I just thought he’s going through, you know, turbulent times."

The former couple would often meet up at Azaylia's 'garden' at the cemetery and send out a prayer for their daughter.

Ashley and Safiyya split following their daughter's passing.

According to Safiyya, it was there that Ashley suggested they had another baby.

"I didn’t want a baby to think they’d been born because I wanted Azaylia," Safiyya explained. "I wanted to fill a void. It had to be as a proper family.

"I know Azaylia would say to me, 'Mummy, you deserve that family, that wholesome unit'."

Safiyya eventually moved out of Ashley’s aunt’s house and bought her own home.

Talking about Ashley, she continued: "We spoke nearly every day about the Foundation. We would hug like friends. I was waiting for him to say, 'Let’s get back together, let’s have that baby'. I never asked him though. I didn’t want to push him away."

Ashley, instead, told Safiyya he was becoming a dad again with another woman which he wasn't in a relationship with.

"He didn’t tell me who she was and, again, I would not ask," Safiyya revealed, adding: "That’s the heartbreaking thing about it. Even when he told me, I put him first so he didn’t feel guilty for telling me. Inside I was screaming and crying."

She carried on: "I went to Azaylia’s garden to tell her, like a mother sitting their child down to say, 'This is what’s happening'.

"But I felt choked and I never want her to see Mummy crying. So I’ve not been able to do it. I tried, but I can’t. It can’t leave my mouth."

Ashley is now set to become a dad again.

Safiyya, who has since booked in for therapy, has now decided to 'stop being a shadow' of herself.

"My eyes have been opened," she said. "I’m going to stop being a shadow of myself and give myself the love and kindness I deserve.

"I hope by admitting this has brought me such embarrassment that it helps other women going through pain too.

"I have been an absolute mess. Crying for me, crying for Azaylia."

She concluded: "But next year I am going to be strong. I am going to put myself first — for me and my daughter."

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Tyla has reached out to Ashley Cain's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@miss_safiyya_

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships, Parenting, Health, Ashley Cain