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Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska hold hands in Perth after miscarriage


They revealed last month they’d suffered miscarriage early in their relationship.

And The Bachelor‘s Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska looked stronger than ever on Tuesday as they walked hand in hand around Perth.

The couple, who recently settled in the WA capital after spending eight months travelling around Australia, dressed casually in activewear for their stroll.

Bond: The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska looked stronger than ever on Tuesday as they walked hand in hand around Perth, a week after sharing their miscarriage heartbreak

Irena, 31, covered up her athletic figure in a baggy black hoodie, which she teamed with leggings and white sneakers.

The nurse swept her hair back into a ponytail and drew attention to her natural beauty by going makeup free.

Meanwhile, towering Locky looked buff in a blue longsleeve and grey shorts, and slung a backpack over his shoulders.

Fresh air: The couple, who recently settled in the WA capital after spending eight months travelling around Australia, dressed casually in activewear for their stroll

Fresh air: The couple, who recently settled in the WA capital after spending eight months travelling around Australia, dressed casually in activewear for their stroll

Casually clad: Irena, 31, covered up her athletic figure in a baggy black hoodie, which she teamed with leggings and white sneakers

Casually clad: Irena, 31, covered up her athletic figure in a baggy black hoodie, which she teamed with leggings and white sneakers

Ready for a hike? Towering Locky looked buff in a blue longsleeve and grey shorts, and slung a backpack over his shoulders

Ready for a hike? Towering Locky looked buff in a blue longsleeve and grey shorts, and slung a backpack over his shoulders

The sighting comes after Locky and Irena shared their heartbreak over losing a child to miscarriage.

The pair, who met on last year’s season of The Bachelor, lost their child ‘a few months’ into their relationship but chose to keep it private.

They spoke about the miscarriage for the first time in an interview with Who magazine last Thursday, admitting it was a ‘devastating low’. 

Moving on: The sighting comes after Locky and Irena shared their heartbreak over losing a child to miscarriage

Moving on: The sighting comes after Locky and Irena shared their heartbreak over losing a child to miscarriage

Loss: The pair, who met on last year's season of The Bachelor, lost their child 'a few months' into their relationship but chose to keep it private. They spoke about the miscarriage for the first time in an interview with Who magazine last Thursday, admitting it was a 'devastating low'.

Loss: The pair, who met on last year’s season of The Bachelor, lost their child ‘a few months’ into their relationship but chose to keep it private. They spoke about the miscarriage for the first time in an interview with Who magazine last Thursday, admitting it was a ‘devastating low’.

Irena said the miscarriage may have been linked to the stress she was going through in the aftermath of the Channel 10 dating show.

To the outside world, she seemed happy after moving from Melbourne to Perth to live with adventure tour guide Locky.

But she was secretly struggling after her father, Vasco, had suffered a medical emergency and she couldn’t be with him due to Covid border closures.

She was also dealing with trolls after Locky had infamously told his runner-up on The Bachelor, Bella Varelis, he was falling in love with her only to pick Irena instead. 

Private struggle: Irena said the miscarriage may have been linked to the stress she was going through in the aftermath of The Bachelor, when she was being trolled online and couldn't visit her ill father due to Covid-19 border closures

Private struggle: Irena said the miscarriage may have been linked to the stress she was going through in the aftermath of The Bachelor, when she was being trolled online and couldn’t visit her ill father due to Covid-19 border closures

Heartbreak: 'During our first few months together I unfortunately suffered a miscarriage. But Locky was my absolute rock and having his support made me love him even more,' Irena said

Heartbreak: ‘During our first few months together I unfortunately suffered a miscarriage. But Locky was my absolute rock and having his support made me love him even more,’ Irena said

According to Who magazine, ‘the stress led to devastating consequences’.

Irena told the publication: ‘During our first few months together I unfortunately suffered a miscarriage. But Locky was my absolute rock and having his support made me love him even more.’

Locky, 30, said: ‘We are just normal people and while we put ourselves in the spotlight, you never know what is going on in our lives that day.

‘If you have to say something, then direct it at me, not my girl.’

Love story: The couple met on last year's season of Channel 10 dating show The Bachelor

Love story: The couple met on last year’s season of Channel 10 dating show The Bachelor

Despite their heartbreaking setback, Locky and Irena remain hopeful of starting a family together in the near future.

‘We talk about it all the time,’ said Irena, adding that they have already chosen names for the two children they plan to have.

‘We aren’t spring chickens, so it’ll happen sooner rather than later,’ Locky added.

Contact Pregnancy Loss Australia if you have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth and need support, or Sands on 1300 072 637 

'We talk about it all the time': Despite their heartbreaking setback, Locky and Irena remain hopeful of starting a family together in the near future. Pictured here on The Bachelor

‘We talk about it all the time’: Despite their heartbreaking setback, Locky and Irena remain hopeful of starting a family together in the near future. Pictured here on The Bachelor

How at least one in six pregnancies ends in a miscarriage 

One in six pregnancies in women who know they are pregnant become miscarriages.

But even more happen among women who don’t know they have conceived.

Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is lost within the first 23 weeks after conception.

The main symptoms are bleeding from the vagina, which may be accompanied by lower abdominal pain.

There are various reasons women may have a miscarriage – it is common and is not usually caused by something they have done.

If a miscarriage happens in the second trimester – between weeks 14 and 26 – it may be a sign of an underlying problem.

Often, miscarriages are isolated events and women will go on to have successful pregnancies.

The majority of miscarriages can’t be prevented, although being generally healthy will help reduce the risk.

Losing three or more pregnancies in a row – known as recurrent miscarriages – is uncommon but still affects around one in 100 women. 

 



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