The actress and fiancé Daniel Riley want to start a family

Claire Sweeney has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage last year.

The Liverpudlian actress, 42, was at the 12-week mark of her pregnancy when she sadly lost her and 28-year-old fiancé Daniel Riley‘s little boy or girl.

‘When we lost the baby, I was very philosophical about it,’ says Claire.

‘It wasn’t meant to be. Things weren’t right.’

Since the miscarriage, Claire and Daniel have had a fertility consultation but tests have proven that the ex-Brookside star is biologically healthy.

Claire‘s doctor even guessed her age as 28 – the same as her toy boy partner.

The couple are still hoping to conceive naturally and aren’t yet considering treatments but say they’d look into adoption if they aren’t successful in the future.

‘It was Claire‘s first pregnancy. So we’ve been trying since then,’ says Daniel.

‘We’ve had all the tests and we’re alright. So it’s God-willing, really.’

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