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New England Patriots star Devin McCourty and wife mourn the loss of stillborn daughter Mia

‘God, for whatever reason, felt it necessary to take our babygirl, Mia home’: New England Patriots star Devin McCourty and wife Michelle share heartbreaking post about loss of stillborn daughter at eight months

  • The 32-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion and his wife of four years revealed they lost their third child at eight months pregnant on May 24
  • The couple, who wed in 2016, announced the heartbreaking news on Instagram
  • Devin and Michelle share two children together: three-year-old daughter Londyn and two-year-old son Brayden
  • Devin is one of the most decorated defensive players in Patriots history 
  • He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion, two-time Pro Bowl player, and was named to the 2010s All-Decade team 
  • Tom Brady commented:  ‘Love you my brother. So sad for you loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers always. [two heart and two prayer hands emojis]’ 
  • Devin has played with Tom throughout his entire 11-year career with the Patriots 
  • He also has a twin brother named Jason who plays for the Patriots

New England Patriots star Devin McCourty and his wife Michelle Powell have shared the heartbreaking news that their daughter Mia was stillborn at eight months old.  

The 32-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion and his wife of four years took to Instagram to share that they lost their third child on May 24. 

Michelle wrote: ‘I cry as I type this. It pains me to announce that this past memorial wknd [sic] on May 24, 2020, Dev and I suffered the most painful experience of our lives.

Tragic: New England Patriots star safety Devin McCourty and wife Michelle Powell (seen in October 2016)  have revealed they lost their daughter Mia as she was a stillborn 

'I cry as I type this': The 32-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion and his wife of four years took to Instagram to make release the sad statement that they had lost their third child at eight months pregnant on May 24

‘I cry as I type this’: The 32-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion and his wife of four years took to Instagram to make release the sad statement that they had lost their third child at eight months pregnant on May 24

‘My pregnancy had resulted in a still birth at almost 8 months of being pregnant — at exactly 31 weeks 2 days when we found out that the baby girl growing inside me no longer had a heart beat after being completely fine the week before at my last doctor’s appt [sic].

‘We are so heartbroken. We are devastated. We are speechless. We are angry. We are sad. We are confused. We are numb.’

Devin and Michelle share two children together; three-year-old daughter Londyn and two-year-old son Brayden.

'Her strength has brought me to tears': Devin - seen in October - also shared Michelle's post on his personal Instagram as he thanked his wife calling her 'a strong and powerful woman'

‘Her strength has brought me to tears’: Devin – seen in October – also shared Michelle’s post on his personal Instagram as he thanked his wife calling her ‘a strong and powerful woman’

'Pray for our healing': Michelle penned a lengthy note as she concluded by asking friend and family for their support during the tough time

‘Pray for our healing’: Michelle penned a lengthy note as she concluded by asking friend and family for their support during the tough time

Michelle continued: ‘To make matters worse, after an emotional full 21 hour labor, I had to push out and deliver our beautiful baby girl who came out with the umbilical cord around her neck. 

‘We held our baby, wrapped in a blanket, cute as ever, looking just like our son Brayden when he was born, but she had no breaths. No cries. No movement. Doctors say they have no answers for why this happens. It just sadly does.’

Michelle also asked her friends and family for support during this tough time.

‘We do ask that you please push your prayers our way, especially towards out future, as that will be the hardest challenge moving forward,’ she said. ‘Pray for our healing.’

Devin also shared Michelle’s post on his personal Instagram as he thanked his wife calling her ‘a strong and powerful woman.’

The two-time Pro Bowl safety said: ‘Her strength has brought me to tears but also inspired me to be what God has called me to be.’

Several friends, family, and teammates offered their support to the family including Tom Brady.

Bond: Devin and Michelle - seen in October 2014 -  share two children together: three-year-old daughter Londyn and two-year-old son Brayden

Bond: Devin and Michelle – seen in October 2014 –  share two children together: three-year-old daughter Londyn and two-year-old son Brayden

Strength: The two-time Pro Bowl safety - seen in December  - wrote: 'Her strength has brought me to tears but also inspired me to be what God has called me to be.

Strength: The two-time Pro Bowl safety – seen in December  – wrote: ‘Her strength has brought me to tears but also inspired me to be what God has called me to be.

The 42-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback wrote: ‘Love you my brother. So sad for you loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers always. [two heart and two prayer hands emojis]’

Devin has played with Tom throughout his entire 11-year career with the New England Patriots.

The team’s linebackers coach Jarod Mayo commented: ‘My prayers and love to your family bro.’

Always teammates: Tom Brady (seen in October) wrote: 'Love you my brother. So sad for you loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers always. [two heart and two prayer hands emojis]'

Always teammates: Tom Brady (seen in October) wrote: ‘Love you my brother. So sad for you loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers always. [two heart and two prayer hands emojis]’

Megastar: Devin - seen in January - is one of the most decorated Patriots defensive players of all-time as he was named to the 2010s All-Decade Team as they won three Super Bowls in that span

Megastar: Devin – seen in January – is one of the most decorated Patriots defensive players of all-time as he was named to the 2010s All-Decade Team as they won three Super Bowls in that span

‘My prayers are definitely going out to y’all. Love you bro [blue heart emoji]” wide receiver N’Keal Harry said, while running back Damien Harris added, “Sending major prayers and love to you and your family my brother, much love always [purple heart emoji]‼️.’

Devin is one of the most decorated Patriots defensive players of all-time as he was named to the 2010s All-Decade Team as they won three Super Bowls in that span.

He and Michelle were married in 2016. 

Devin also has a twin brother named Jason who also plays for the Patriots as a cornerback.

Nearest and dearest: Devin also has a twin brother named Jason who also plays for the Patriots as a cornerback, as they are seen together in February 2016

Nearest and dearest: Devin also has a twin brother named Jason who also plays for the Patriots as a cornerback, as they are seen together in February 2016

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