Amanda Holden pays tribute to her late son Theo—who would have celebrated his 11th birthday today

Amanda Holden has paid tribute to her late son Theo with a bittersweet post on social media on what would have been his birthday

Amanda Holden pays tribute to her late son Theo
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Amanda Holden has shed a sweet post of her late son's footprints as she has paid tribute to his memory on the day that would have been his 11th birthday.

The Britain's Got Talent judge shared a sweet print of her son's tiny footsteps in black ink, as she marked the date that would have been her youngest son's birthday.

Amanda captioned the post, "You would have been 11 today. I’m still grateful you chose us for your journey .. #Theo ❤️"


Amanda's son was stillborn at seven months in 2011 after a scan revealed that his heart had stopped beating. Amanda and her husband made the decision to have a cesarean following Theo's passing. 

On the BBC's Dear NHS Superstars special, Amanda spoke about the moment when she discovered that her son had passed.

"Luckily for us, an obstetrician was coming past and Jackie [midwife] said to the obstetrician, 'please can you go in, I can't hear the patient's baby's heartbeat', and then I heard this guttural screaming," said Amanda.

"It was the most bizarre thing that's ever happened to me because it was me. I didn't know I was doing it. I had no control over myself, I thought it was another person making the noise."

"All these women were holding me, calming me down. I forgot entirely that I'd have to get the baby out and I'd have to give birth for our son."

Amanda has also previously told The Sun, "There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think about Theo, especially when a new school year begins."

“But after we first lost him, Chris and I were diagnosed with PTSD so we went and had some therapy about that, as anyone would."

Amanda Holden opened up about her marriage during lockdown and said that "he cuts through all the bulls**t and keeps me sane." The presenter complimented her husband and said that their relationship actually thrived when they were able to spend more time together.

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden and Chris Hughes

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Amanda's celebrity pals all rushed to support her in the comments section of this post. Broadcaster and wife of Gordon Ramsay, Tana Ramsay commented on the post, "❤️much love and thinking of you today x"

"Thinking of you Mandy x" said Amanda's friend Myleene Klass. Ruth Langsford also commented, "Sending you love & a huge hug."

Scarlett Moffatt, Zoe Ball, Pixie Lott, Aston Merrygold, Laura Whitmore, and Sam Faires also shared their support by commenting on this post with a variety of heart emojis. 

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden and Myleene Klass

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Amanda has two daughters, Alexa Louise Florence Hughes (Lexi) who is 16 years old and was born in 2006. Her second daughter Hollie Rose Hughes was born in 2012 and is now 10 years old.

Previously, Amanda Holden has shared some snaps with daughters Hollie and Lexi, and fans have been astonished by their similarity to their mother. 

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