Love Island’s Malin Andersson shares snap of ‘beautiful’ stretch marks to remember late daughter – The Sun

LOVE Island star Malin Andersson shared a photo of her "beautiful" stretch marks as she remembers her late daughter.

The reality star's daughter Consy was born seven weeks premature in December last year.

She was treated at Great Ormand Street hospital but tragically passed away on January 22.

The star has been memorialising her daughter this month and sharing her grief with her followers.

Posting a photo of her breasts in a laced top with stretch marks visible, Malin opened up about how she is trying to turn grief into something beautiful.

She wrote: "I’ve just taken this photo, the sun shining down at me. I was just sat here and I looked down at my breasts. I’ve always known they weren’t ‘perk’ and that’s what lead me to my Brest uplift years ago.

"But I can’t help but feel liberated. These had milk in them, and a year on, more deflated than ever and I feel BLESSED. Blessed to have a beautiful female body which is powerful and can do so many things. These stretch marks are beautiful marks and show me that my daughter was around.

"See how I turn my grief into something beautiful. I see everything as an opportunity of growth. I don’t see saggy, marked breasts. I see that there was once life in me, and that these had a purpose. And trust me that purpose will be used again.
"Take a note of your body, and reframe your mind, look at all your ‘imperfections’ and turn them into something beautiful."

The star lost her dad to skin cancer, before he mother passed away to breast cancer in 2018.

Her emotional post came a day after a her reflection on the time that's passed since she was pregnant with Consy.


She shared a photo dressed in a cream jumpsuit with a visible baby bump, that she is caressing with one hand.

She captioned the photo: "This photo was taken exactly a year ago today. It popped up on memories so I thought I would share it with you all.

"One year. One year doesn’t seem like much does it? But it is. For me it’s a life time.
"Now let’s talk about time. We all underestimate time, we take time for granted. We never know what’s going to happen on a daily basis, we waste TIME by focusing on things that are bad for us. We focus on things that dont serve us. We focus on things that prolong our pain.

"Now let me tell you how I used my time in this one year since this photo was taken.

"First of all, I didn’t care about time when Consy first passed, in fact I thought it would be best that time didn’t exist anymore. That I didn’t exist. But I knew that would be the easy way out. I suffered in my own pain, my victim mentality for a few months. I cried, I drank, I grieved, I was happy, I erupted. I didn’t really know who or where I was going anymore.

"One day I woke up. I decided that I should change my mentality. I knew that one year from then my pain could be eased if I changed my mind and my thought process. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I thought of my future and that happiness would eventually exist.

"You see as humans it usually takes around a year to determine how we deal with grief. We can let it define us, take us down a wrong path, or we can let it TRANSFORM US. I wanted to flourish for my mum and girl. So I pushed hard, I pushed through and grew.

"Each month that went by, it became a little bit easier. I went to therapy, self helped, read, cried it out, don’t get me wrong I slipped back a few times but that’s part of the journey.
"I’m now sat here in my living room, looking through these photos, smiling. Smiling because I’ve grown, and I know that they would be proud of me. Proud of the growth.

But I’m asking you all – those of you that are grieving, that have had loss, please please take a moment. No matter how hard, try, try take those first steps to therapy, pick up a book, call a friend.. and transform.
"Time is valuable. We will never get it back. Sending all my love to all of you. I know this isn’t an easy journey, but remember you’re not alone."

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