MALIN Andersson has revealed she split from boyfriend Jared just two weeks after they welcomed their first child together.
Love Island star Malin, 29, gave birth to daughter Xaya in January and took to Instagram today to reveal they called time on their relationship shortly afterwards.
She wrote: “I have always prided myself on being open and transparent on here, so I wanted to let you all know that myself and Jared are no longer together.
“We split around four weeks ago and I have since been trying to come to terms with everything and process it all.
“We are co-parenting Xaya as she of course comes first in all of this, but we would appreciate some space as we navigate through this separation.”
Malin added: “I don’t want to go into any more detail at the moment, my baby girl is my main priority and I am building myself back up with what fuels my strength – friends, family, exercise and medication.
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“I didn’t expect any of this to happen, I feel truly blindsided.. but as always, I trust that the universe has a plan for me.”
Malin recently opened up to HOAR about complications with Xaya’s birth revealing she was rushed into surgery for an emergency C-section.
It was a poignant reminder of her first baby, daughter Consy, who passed away from a heart defect at just four weeks old after being born via C-section nearly two months premature in 2019.
Speaking ahead of Mother’s Day, Malin — who lost her mum, also called Consy, to breast cancer in 2017, aged 65 — said of the day: “It will be weird in a way.
“I’ve always looked at it as a sad thing because of not having my baby Consy and my mum.
“But the narrative has changed for me. It’s not something that’s sad for me any more.”
On January 27, Malin began having contractions at home. But because of the complications with her previous birth, she immediately went into hospital and was given a private room.
She says: “The birth was like an out-of-body experience — and the most painful experience ever. They ran me a bath and I was asking for all kinds of pain relief, but the baby just wasn’t dilating past 5cm.
“You need to be 10cm for your baby to pass through. They did an examination and within two minutes I was signing these papers and going up for the C-section.
“It was horrible. The papers are basically a death consent. As I was reading over it, I started having mad panic attacks, thinking, ‘Jesus Christ, this is what happened before with Consy’.”
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After finally giving birth to precious little girl Xaya, Malin was left speechless.
She says now: “Once I could hear her cry, it was just a relief. The nurses gave Jared our baby and he put her next to me straight away. I remember looking and thinking, ‘This is so surreal’. I was just staring at her.”