George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has suffered a miscarriage.
The Italian model/actress was expecting her first child with her current boyfriend, spinal surgeon Brian Perri, this autumn (14), but she revealed on Friday (13Jun14) that she had lost the baby.
Taking to her WhoSay.com blog, she wrote, "Unfortunately, life gives you... a reality that you do not expect, and that is very hard to accept, even if you think you are strong enough and prepared.
"You're never really ready to be told that there is no more beating (heartbeat) and that it had already stopped long ago."
Sharing a note of encouragement to others who have suffered similar heartbreak, she continued, "I just want to say to all those women who are going through it to stay strong because life goes on and it is nobody's fault. Nature acts in incomprehensible ways."
Canalis split from Clooney in 2011 after 18 months together, and she went on to enjoy an on/off romance with TV prankster Steve-O.