From Hollywood to Singapore, these famous faces have bounced back from tragedy, even going on to have (more) kids.

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It’s a fact — one in five pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. And the probability is even higher if you’ve suffered a miscarriage before and even multiple miscarriages.


The mum-to-be suffers trauma on experiencing a miscarriage, but it’s not her fault.  Between 70 and 80 per cent of miscarriages are the result of faulty genes.


Incidentally, your success rates for carrying a normal pregnancy to term rises to well above 95 per cent following a miscarriage. So, it’s important that you do not give up trying to conceive just yet.


We’ve tracked down celebrity mothers who coped with the loss of a child. Scroll through our gallery to check out their stories!

Nicole Kidman, 50

This Hollywood A-lister revealed to Vanity Fair magazine that the minute she and former husband, Tom Cruise, tied the knot, she knew she wanted to have babies. But she lost a baby early on during their marriage because of an ectopic pregnancy and subsequently lost another. Despite the trauma of her miscarriages, Nicole and Tom adopted two children — Isabella, now 25, in 1992 and Connor, now 21, in 1995. The actress met her current husband and country singer, Keith Urban, now 50, in 2005. Overcoming the odds, the couple had their first daughter, Sunday Rose, in 2008. Another daughter, Faith Margaret, now 7, was born via a surrogate mother. (Photos: Daily Mail)

Kate Pang, 35

Following her miscarriage in 2015 after having their now 4-year-old son, Aden, this down-to-earth former Mediacorp actress made sure to be extra careful during her second pregnancy. She told SmartParents, “I was really, really scared. When I was pregnant with Aden the first time, everything went smoothly, so it never dawned on me that I could experience any problems with my second pregnancy.” Kate, who is married to fellow actor Andie Chen, 33, even resorted to delaying announcing their pregnancy as they were spooked by the miscarriage. Luckily, it wasn’t long before the couple conceived daughter Avery, now 2. The actress says her life is now complete, as she has a boy and a girl. “Now, when we experience some difficulty at work, we will remind ourselves that our family is complete and that, in itself, is a blessing.” However, Kate has revealed she isn’t done having kids — yet. “I have told [Andie] before that if I have time on my hands and our financial situation allows us some leeway, I won’t mind more kids.” (Photos: Instagram/Kate Pang)

Beyoncé Knowles, 36

Affectionately known as “Queen Bey” by her fans, the mother of three has always been tight-lipped about her personal life. So, when Beyoncé revealed in her 2013 HBO documentary, Life is But a Dream that her first pregnancy had ended in a miscarriage it made global headlines instantly. Beyoncé told talk show host Oprah Winfrey, in an interview that her miscarriage was such a devastating experience, she was afraid to break the news when she got pregnant again with her first child, Blue Ivy Carter, now 6. It wasn’t until when her doctors told her to stop being crazy or paranoid about losing her baby that the Grammy-winner finally accepted the good news. “[They told me] to just live my life and that’s what I did.” Beyoncé and husband, Jay-Z, went on to have 10-month-old twins, daughter Rumi and son Sir. (Photos: Instagram/Beyoncé)

Priscilla Chan, 33

The paediatrican wife of Facebook founder/CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was initially hesitant to share news of her pregnancy in 2015 after suffering miscarriages. Priscilla waited till she was too far along in her pregnancy to risk a miscarriage before the pair announced that they were expecting their first child, daughter Max, short for Maxima, now 2. Mark, 33, issued a statement on Facebook describing the heart-wrenching experience of coping with a miscarriage. “You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience.” The couple welcomed their second daughter named August last year. (Photos: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

Courteney Cox, 53

Best known for her role as Monica Geller in the popular sitcom, Friends, Courteney and ex-husband David Arquette, 46, dealt with several miscarriages before their daughter, Coco, arrived in 2004. Courteney tells People Magazine, “I get pregnant pretty easily, but I have a hard time keeping them. I won’t say it’s a walk in the park. But what are you going to do? We just [have to] try again.” Rumours are rife that the couple’s infertility was the cause for their divorce in 2010 but Courteney dismissed these rumours during her appearance on reality TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls. “We found ourselves leading separate lives and just coexisting and being great friends, but not having the intimacy that is so important in a relationship. I need this kind of real, one-on-one connection.” (Photos: Daily Mail)

Mariah Carey, 48

The voluptuous diva made headlines when she tied the knot in 2009 with Nick Cannon, a TV host and comedian who was 11 years her junior after just six weeks of dating. Within a few months of the wedding, the couple discovered they were expecting. Sadly, shortly before a trip to meet friends for a Christmas party in 2008, Mariah told British tabloid Daily Mail that she miscarried. “I was going to tell [our friends] I was pregnant and make little baby ornaments with them because obviously I didn’t know [what had happened] until the scan.” The songstress said it was the lowest point for her and her ex-husband, especially since she was in the best shape of her life. “I didn’t know you had to stop exercising and stop doing yoga when you’re pregnant. Nobody told me these things.” When she became pregnant with her twins in 2011, Mariah had to take progesterone shots to maintain her pregnancy. Nick, 37, told Us Weekly magazine Mariah also had daily acupuncture treatments on her body. All these efforts paid off in a big way when she delivered boy-girl twins Moroccan and Monroe in 2011. (Photos: Instagram/Mariah Carey)

Melody Chen, 40

Just when Singaporean media personalities Melody and her hubby of nine years, Randall Tan, 44, had given up on trying to conceive, they received a lovely surprise. The former Spin actress told 8 Days, “This pregnancy was a complete surprise for us. I've already had two miscarriages including a failed IVF.” The miscarriage happened in 2012 when the doctors couldn’t detect any heartbeat. Melody eventually tried IVF, but only after her pals pleaded incessantly for her to go for it. But despite pumping herself full of hormones, she was left in despair when her IVF treatments only yielded two eggs. The couple gave up trying and went on vacation. As luck would have it, they were already pregnant during a trip but didn’t realise it yet. During the getaway, the pair feasted on sushi and sake and partied till 5am. Melody was already seven weeks pregnant at that point. The actress, still recovering from the tragic loss of her first pregnancy, kept mum about her twins until she was four months in. “I would have waited till six months, but with twins, I’m starting to balloon up and it’s a bit hard to give excuses already.” Chen gave birth to twins — a boy, Reuben, and a girl, Maegan — last October. (Photos: Instagram/Melody Chen)


Hong Hui Fang, 58

If life had turned out the way this Mediacorp artiste hoped it would, Hui Fang would be a mother of three kids now. Married to Mediacorp’s resident “hunkle” and fellow actor, Zheng Geping, 53, since 1992, she never enjoyed a smooth pregnancy. She had to battle serious morning sickness — vomiting almost daily during her first trimester — when she was pregnant with her eldest daughter, Tay Ying, now 21. And when her son, Calvert, came along, she had to do potentially life-threatening stunts while filming. Hui Fang also found herself in a great deal of pain after delivering Calvert, now 17, via a C-section. “It turned out that the doctors forgot to give me anaesthesia, so the nurses had no choice but to temporarily use a cloth to cover the wound first while waiting for the doctor to return.” At the age of 45, Hui Fang was expecting her third child but miscarried during her first trimester. Her loss was all the more tragic as she was getting injections to strengthen her body and weak womb. “When I went to the doctor’s for a follow-up after three months, they found that my baby had no heartbeat, and I had to go for surgery immediately.” But that didn’t stop this determined actress from trying to conceive. She even considered finding a surrogate but ruled it out because she didn’t freeze her eggs when she was younger. Nor was adoption an option either. An agency told her that current laws prohibit individuals above the age of 50 from adopting children. (Photos: Instagram/Hong Hui Fang)

Gwyneth Paltrow, 45

Shortly before Gwyneth’s 40th birthday, the Hollywood Star floated the idea of becoming a mother for the third time. She was already a mother of two at the time — son, Moses, 12, and daughter Apple 13, with her now ex-husband, Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, 41. Although Gwyneth hasn’t revealed what happened, she eventually miscarried her third child. Mishap aside, Gwyneth tells The Mail on Sunday that she’s very happy about choosing the right guy to father her kids. “[Chris] is so good to the children and to know that you had kids with such a good man is a real weight off you. We are committed co-parents, we make all the decisions together and lean on each other for support.” (Photos: Instagram/Gwyneth Paltrow)

Celine Dion, 50

The Titanic theme song singer and her late husband, Rene Angelil — who died in 2016 — tried for six years, via IVF, before they conceived their first son, Rene-Charles, successfully in 2001. Celine had to endure another six rounds of IVF and suffer a miscarriage before giving birth to her twin boys Eddy and Nelson in 2010, at the age of 42. Celine says even though her experience in getting pregnant made the couple feel like they were playing yo-yo she never entertained the thought of giving up. (Photos: Instagram/Celine Dion)

Lily Allen, 32

In 2007, the 32-year-old British singer announced that she and then-boyfriend Ed Simons was expecting their first child. Unfortunately, she miscarried soon after. Lily also revealed that she had to spend several weeks at a psychiatric clinic to be treated for her depression. In 2010 — and with a new man, Sam Cooper, 40 — in her life, Lily announced that she was expecting a son. However, in a tragic turn of events, Allen contracted a nasty viral infection just six months into her pregnancy, which resulted in a stillbirth. Allen notes in The Sun newspaper that going through a stillbirth is a harrowing experience she wouldn’t wish on her worst enemy. “It’s something that I haven’t dealt with. I will never get over it. I held my child and it was really horrific and painful — one of the hardest things that can happen to a person.” The couple later welcomed daughters Ethel in 2011 and Marnie Rose, in 2013. (Photos: Twitter and Instagram/Lily Allen)