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Mollie King shares an adorable snap with her newborn daughter as she reveals her middle name

Mollie King shared an adorable photo with her newborn daughter Annabella on Instagram on Sunday after announcing the death of her father Stephen last week.

The former Saturdays singer, 35, was “incomprehensibly heartbroken” after her father passed away just days after welcoming her first baby.

Mollie revealed that she and her fiancé, professional cricketer Stuart Broad, 36, have decided to give Annabella the middle name Hope as the newborn “lighted up our lives”.

'Our Ray Of Sunshine': Mollie King Shared An Adorable Photo With Her Newborn Daughter Annabella On Instagram On Sunday After Announcing The Death Of Her Father Stephen Last Week

‘Our ray of sunshine’: Mollie King shared an adorable photo with her newborn daughter Annabella on Instagram on Sunday after announcing the death of her father Stephen last week

In the sweet click, the radio host couldn’t contain her smile as she held the newborn in the air while she sat in her lounge.

She pulled on a pair of comfy gray sweatpants and a chic fitted T-shirt as she let her long blonde locks fall down her back.

Alongside the photo, she wrote, “Annabella has given us a lot of hope these past few difficult months, so Hope had to be one of her middle names.

“She has been our ray of sunshine and I know she will continue to light up our lives.”

Heartbreaking: Going To Her Stories, Mollie Also Thanked Her Followers For Their Support As She Mourns The Death Of Her Beloved Father

Heartbreaking: Going To Her Stories, Mollie Also Thanked Her Followers For Their Support As She Mourns The Death Of Her Beloved Father

Heartbreaking: Going to her stories, Mollie also thanked her followers for their support as she mourns the death of her beloved father

Mollie took to her stories and also thanked her followers for their support as she mourns the death of her beloved father.

Alongside a photo of the couple, she wrote: “Thank you so much for all your lovely messages about my dad’s passing. It was really comforting to read them. I can’t tell you how much it means that you took the time to get in touch.

“I’m sure you can imagine it’s an incredibly sad time and we’re doing our best to work together as a family to get through it.

“To everyone who has lost a parent, I send you so much love. It’s a feeling like I’ve never felt before. I hope your loved ones have helped you find strength.”

Last week, Mollie took to Instagram to tell her fans the sad news that her parent passed away on Thursday.

Sharing a heartfelt message, she wrote: “Heartbroken beyond words. In August, my family’s world came crashing down when my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Last week we had to face the day we hoped would never come to say goodbye.

So Sweet: Mollie Revealed That She And Her Fiancé, Professional Cricketer Stuart Broad, 36, Have Decided To Give Annabella The Middle Name 'Hope' As She Has 'Lighted Up Our Lives'

So Sweet: Mollie Revealed That She And Her Fiancé, Professional Cricketer Stuart Broad, 36, Have Decided To Give Annabella The Middle Name 'Hope' As She Has 'Lighted Up Our Lives'

So sweet: Mollie revealed that she and her fiancé, professional cricketer Stuart Broad, 36, have decided to give Annabella the middle name ‘Hope’ as she has ‘lighted up our lives’

“Daddy, we love you with all our hearts and we will miss you every day. You have been our hero and it is impossible to think of our lives without you.

“You have always been there for us every step of the way and you even waited a few extra days to meet baby Annabella.

‘You gave us everything. You will be in our hearts and memories every day.”

The pop star shared a number of photos of herself with her father along with her words.

1670160181 116 Mollie King Shares An Adorable Snap With Her Newborn Daughter

1670160181 116 Mollie King Shares An Adorable Snap With Her Newborn Daughter

Heartbroken: Last Week, Mollie Took To Instagram To Tell Her Fans The Sad News That Her Father Passed Away On Thursday, Just Days After Welcoming Her Daughter

Heartbroken: Last Week, Mollie Took To Instagram To Tell Her Fans The Sad News That Her Father Passed Away On Thursday, Just Days After Welcoming Her Daughter

Heartbroken: Last week, Mollie took to Instagram to tell her fans the sad news that her father passed away on Thursday, just days after welcoming her daughter

Mollie was inundated with condolences from her followers, with former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner Giovanna Fletcher writes, ‘Oh Mollie, I’m so sorry to read this. Sending you and your family so much love!!’

Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison wrote, “I’m so sorry, Mollie,” while radio host Zoe Ball posted, “Mollie, I’m so sorry. Sending you so much love.’

It comes just days after Mollie announced last week that she had welcomed her first child into the world.

Family: News Of Mollie'S Father'S Death Comes Just Days After She Announced She Had Given Birth To Her First Child, A Baby Girl, With Her Cricketer Fiancé Stuart Broad

Family: News Of Mollie'S Father'S Death Comes Just Days After She Announced She Had Given Birth To Her First Child, A Baby Girl, With Her Cricketer Fiancé Stuart Broad

Family: News of Mollie’s father’s death comes just days after she announced she had given birth to her first child, a baby girl, with her cricketer fiancé Stuart Broad

The star and her fiancé Stuart took to social media to announce the news that they had named their newborn baby Annabella.

Posting a photo of her kissing her daughter on the head, Mollie wrote, “Welcome to the world Annabella Broad. We’ve never been so in love.’

Mollie revealed she was expecting in June and shared last month that their baby was due on November 2.

She told Grazia, “It feels weird saying this because we’ve only just told the family, but we’re actually having a little girl!”

Newborn: The Former Saturday Singer And Her Fiancé, English Cricketer Stuart, 36, Announced The Happy News On Instagram

Newborn: The Former Saturday Singer And Her Fiancé, English Cricketer Stuart, 36, Announced The Happy News On Instagram

Newborn: The former Saturday singer and her fiancé, English cricketer Stuart, 36, announced the happy news on Instagram

“Because we have five nephews, we were convinced we were going to have a little boy too, but we’re over the moon to find out it’s a little girl.

“Obviously we would have been happy either way and I just want her to grow up knowing she can be exactly who she wants to be. I want her to know that the things she goes to bed to dream about can come true.”

The star also took to Instagram at the time to share heartwarming footage of the moment she and Stuart learned they were having a daughter.

Mollie uploaded the clip of herself in a form-fitting powder blue dress as she stood on either side of a large black balloon with her husband-to-be. When they popped the “Boy Or Girl” balloon, pink confetti rained down on them.

Happy Times: Last Month, Mollie Revealed She And Stuart Were Expecting A Baby Girl, Sharing That Their Baby Was Due On November 2

Happy Times: Last Month, Mollie Revealed She And Stuart Were Expecting A Baby Girl, Sharing That Their Baby Was Due On November 2

Happy times: Last month, Mollie revealed she and Stuart were expecting a baby girl, sharing that their baby was due on November 2

Mollie and Stuart first met through mutual friends in 2012 but didn’t get together until March 2018.

The couple briefly split five months later, but were spotted back together in February 2019 and confirmed to have reunited the following month.

Mollie announced that Stuart had proposed during a romantic walk in Richmond Park on New Year’s Day in 2021.

Mollie revealed the happy news on Instagram, writing: ‘A thousand times yes! I still can’t believe it, the most magical start of the new year! I can’t wait to spend all my years with you!’

Announcement: The Couple Revealed Their Baby Joy By Announcing Mollie'S Pregnancy In June In A Heartfelt Instagram Post

Announcement: The Couple Revealed Their Baby Joy By Announcing Mollie'S Pregnancy In June In A Heartfelt Instagram Post

Announcement: The couple revealed their baby joy by announcing Mollie’s pregnancy in June in a heartfelt Instagram post

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