James Packer’s ex-wife Erica reveals she had a secret miscarriage weeks before they broke up – and remembers the tragic moment she buried the child in her late mother’s grave
James Packer’s ex-wife, Erica Packer, has revealed that she had a secret miscarriage eight years ago.
Erica, 43, was supposed to welcome a son to the billionaire businessman in August 2018, but tragically lost the child halfway through her pregnancy.
The model named her son Laramie (meaning ‘tears of love’) and, after he was born, buried his tiny body in the grave of her late mother Sheelah.
Erica’s Heartbreak: James Packer’s ex-wife Erica, 43, has revealed that she miscarried their fourth child, a boy named Laramie, just weeks before their divorce in 2018. Pictured: James and Erica in 2005
‘After I gave birth, I traveled with him to Gunnedah. I put it in my mother’s grave – at her feet, ”she said Vogue Australia this month.
“That was probably the saddest moment of my life, but I like to think about him with her now.”
Erica’s mother Sheelah tragically died of breast cancer in 2011.
Tragic: ‘After I gave birth, I traveled with him to Gunnedah. I put it in my mother’s grave – at her feet, ‘she told Vogue Australia this month
Just weeks after Laramie’s death, James and Erica ended their rocky six-year marriage.
Laramie leaves behind Erica and James’s three children, daughters Indigo, 12, and Emmanuelle, 8, and son Jackson, 11.
Despite her heartbreak, Erica told Vogue that she feels relieved to finally share details about a miscarriage with the public.
Another heartbreak: Just weeks after Laramie’s death, James and Erica ended their rocky six-year marriage
Ot feels good about releasing it. Going through labor and giving birth to Laramie at the most difficult time of my life, it was so difficult, ‘she said.
Erica married casino mogul James in 2007, before breaking up six years later.
Rocky Love Life: Erica has had several heartbreaks since her relationship with James Packer fell apart
The couple have remained amicably since the split and are often photographed on vacation with their three children.
Erica has had several heartbreaks since her relationship with James Packer fell apart.
She dated British singer Seal in 2015, but their relationship ended a year later.
Flame: In 2018, Erica (left) parked a romance with Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya (right) – a divorced father whose children attended the same school as Erica’s children
In 2018, she parked a romance with Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya – a divorced father whose children attended the same school as Erica’s children.
The couple sparked engagement rumors in 2019 after Erica was pictured wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger.
However, the romance was short-lived, as she split from Enrique a year later.
Confirmation of the breakup to The Sunday Telegraph, a friend close to Erica, said at the time, “She’s single … the breakup was difficult for Erica, it was her decision to call the time, but it’s still difficult.”
‘Enrique is pretty serious and it just didn’t work out,’ she added.
About: The romance was short-lived, however, as she divorced Enrique a year later