Stacey Solomon breaks down in tears as she reflects on 2021 and admits it ‘doesn’t feel real’

Stacey Solomon breaks down in tears as she reflects on 2021 and admits it 'doesn't feel real' 2
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She welcomed her fourth child, daughter Rose Opal Esme, in October. 

And Stacey Solomon got emotional as took to her Instagram stories on Friday to reflect on 2021 and share a montage jam-packed with her highlights from the year.

The TV personality, 32, admitted she was ‘in tears’ as she shared the sweet montage, which included heartwarming moments including getting their sausage dog Peanut and giving birth to Rose.

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Happy times: Stacey Solomon got emotional as took to her Instagram stories on Friday to reflect on 2021 and share a montage jam-packed with her highlights from the year

Happy times: Stacey Solomon got emotional as took to her Instagram stories on Friday to reflect on 2021 and share a montage jam-packed with her highlights from the year

The collage began with her oldest son Zachary, 13, before showing Stacey cuddling her new dog Peanut and the family moving into their new home Pickle Cottage in Essex.

The montage then ran through the months, showing Stacey sign her In The Style deal in April and redecorating her new family home in May.

The former X Factor star announced her pregnancy in June while July saw the mother reveal the gender of her baby, who was born on October 4.

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Pictures from later in the year showed Stacey and her fiancé Joe Swash cuddling their newborn daughter Rose, now two months old, and spending their first Christmas with her.

New family member: The TV personality, 32, admitted she was 'in tears' as she shared the sweet montage, which included moments including getting their sausage dog Peanut

New family member: The TV personality, 32, admitted she was ‘in tears’ as she shared the sweet montage, which included moments including getting their sausage dog Peanut

Pregnancy: The montage ran through the months, with the former X Factor star announcing her pregnancy in June

Joy: July saw the mother reveal the gender of her baby, who was born on October 4

Pregnancy: The former X Factor star announced her pregnancy in June while July saw the mother reveal the gender of her baby, who was born on October 4

Alongside the collage, Stacey wrote: ‘Tried to do a montage but it was 10 minutes long. So went with this instead.

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‘Looking through all these photos I’m actually in tears. I can’t believe what a year it’s been.

‘It doesn’t feel real and it’s flown by in the blink of an eye. Thank you. Without you none of this year would have happened (except baby Rose).’

Stacey is already a mother to her sons Zachary and Leighton, nine, while she shares her youngest son Rex, two, with fiancé Joe, 39. 

Stacey also reflected on the difficult moments of the past year, which saw her beloved dog Theo pass away on Boxing Day.

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Festive: Pictures from later in the year showed Stacey and her fiancé Joe Swash cuddling their newborn daughter Rose, now two months old, and spending their first Christmas with her

Festive: Pictures from later in the year showed Stacey and her fiancé Joe Swash cuddling their newborn daughter Rose, now two months old, and spending their first Christmas with her

Ups and downs: Stacey also reflected on the difficult moments of the past year, which saw her beloved dog Theo pass away on Boxing Day

Ups and downs: Stacey also reflected on the difficult moments of the past year, which saw her beloved dog Theo pass away on Boxing Day

‘Thanks for being the best Insta family we could ever wish for,’ she added in another caption.

‘Thank you for being there for the best times and the saddest no matter what. I hope your 2022 is as magical as you deserve!’

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It comes after Stacey shared a sweet snap with her daughter Rose as they celebrated their first holiday season together.

The former Loose Woman couldn’t resist posting a festive photo for fans as she admitted she didn’t want ‘Rose’s first Christmas to pass by’.

'Rose's first Christmas!': It comes after Stacey shared a sweet snap with her daughter Rose as they celebrated their first holiday season together

‘Rose’s first Christmas!’: It comes after Stacey shared a sweet snap with her daughter Rose as they celebrated their first holiday season together

Heartfelt: Stacey shared an emotional update this week as she thanked her followers for their support following the death of her beloved dog Theo

Heartfelt: Stacey shared an emotional update this week as she thanked her followers for their support following the death of her beloved dog Theo

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Heartfelt: The former Loose Woman, 32, couldn't resist posting the photo for fans as she admitted she didn't want 'Rose's first Christmas to pass by'

Heartfelt: The former Loose Woman, 32, couldn’t resist posting the photo for fans as she admitted she didn’t want ‘Rose’s first Christmas to pass by’

The star wrote: ‘Rose’s First Christmas. With all that happened over Christmas I didn’t take any photos. 

‘But Joe got this one I love it so much, I didn’t want 2022 to sneak up on me or Rose’s first Christmas to pass by before I got to share it.

‘I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas. And are enjoying this in betweeny bit where no one knows what day it is.’ 

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Referring to her beloved late dog, Stacey added: ‘Thank you all so much for your kind, heartfelt messages for Theo. They’ve brought me so much comfort when I really needed it so I’m truly grateful. Love you all lots and lots.’

The former X Factor contestant took to Instagram on Wednesday to pen a heartfelt message to her followers to thank them for their messages of support after Theo died.

Emotional: She said: 'Thank you. I can't even tell you what comfort our kind words brought me. Knowing lots of you knew and cared for Theo through here makes me feel so much less alone'

Emotional: She said: ‘Thank you. I can’t even tell you what comfort our kind words brought me. Knowing lots of you knew and cared for Theo through here makes me feel so much less alone’

She shared a sweet photo of Rose, cuddled up with her sausage dog, Peanut, as she updated her followers.

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Stacey wrote an emotional caption as she told fans that Peanut was ‘extremely sad’ and wasn’t himself since they lost Theo.

The reality star wrote: ‘Hello everyone, last night when everyone was sleeping (that time of night Theo would sit on my lap and it would just be us). I sat and read your messages.

‘Thank you. I can’t even tell you what comfort our kind words brought me. Knowing lots of you knew and cared for Theo through here makes me feel so much less alone.’  

Heartbroken: The TV personality, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died on Monday evening after '11 wonderful years'

Heartbroken: The TV personality, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died on Monday evening after ’11 wonderful years’

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'11 wonderful years': Stacey wrote: 'We were so lucky to love you Fifi and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty. I miss you so much already. My little girl'

’11 wonderful years’: Stacey wrote: ‘We were so lucky to love you Fifi and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty. I miss you so much already. My little girl’

She continued: ‘I feel so sad and guilty for some reason I don’t know why but even with all of those feelings your kind messages made me smile and so for that I am grateful. Love you all to the moon and back.’ 

Stacey went on to share some supportive messages that she had received from followers as their condolences poured in.  

This comes following as she announced that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died in her arms at Pickle Cottage, on Monday evening after ’11 wonderful years’.  

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'Our hearts are broken': Alongside the pictures, she penned: 'Sweet Dreams Theo. The best friend we could have ever wished for'

‘Our hearts are broken’: Alongside the pictures, she penned: ‘Sweet Dreams Theo. The best friend we could have ever wished for’ 

She shared an array of heartwarming pictures of herself and her children – Leighton, nine, and Zachary, 13, Rex, two, and Rose – with the pooch. 

Some photographs showed Theo cuddled up on the couch with Stacey and her children, while other snaps showed the playful dog posing under the Christmas tree and sitting in the garden.

Alongside the pictures, she penned: ‘Sweet Dreams Theo. The best friend we could have ever wished for. Our hearts are broken. Yesterday at home in our arms we had to say goodnight to our Theo.  

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’11 wonderful years. We were so lucky to love you Fifi and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty. I miss you so much already. My little girl.’

She added: ‘But oh my goodness the memories and the love you brought into our lives. Thank you for everything Theo.  

‘For protecting me and the boys when we needed it most. For loving us no matter what and for holding on for so long and waiting to meet your little sister Rose.’

Bond: The mother-of-four said that her son Rex, who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash, took his first steps' with Theo

Bond: The mother-of-four said that her son Rex, who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash, took his first steps’ with Theo

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