Couple On 'Don't Tell The Bride' Reveal Secret Heartache To Viewers

An Irish couple on Don't Tell The Bride revealed how they'd lost two sons who were born prematurely in a truly heartbreaking segment.

Men should probably never be allowed to plan weddings, which is what makes Channel 4's Don't Tell The Bride such compelling viewing - because so many of the plans that the husbands-to-be make are, well, very odd, to say the least.

Take, for instance, Irish couple Celina and Ben. As seen on the show, Ben planned for their wedding to be held in a branch of Swedish furniture store IKEA, when Celina actually wanted a historical themed wedding.

But while Ben's choice of venue - which made them the first ever couple to get married at the chain - did get tongues wagging, it was the heartbreaking story they told that really stood out.

The couple, who have daughter called Penny, revealed that they had lost two sons, Sam and Louie, after they'd both been born prematurely, and were filmed visiting their graves in last night's episode of the show.

"We had a little boy, Sam, born in July 2015," explains Celina in the clip.

"He was born early at 22 weeks and sadly he only lived for a short time.

"And unfortunately then, May 2016, we had a similar situation with Louie, he was also born at 22 weeks and he only lived a short time.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

In the clip, the couple's family and friends talk about how devastating the loss of their sons was for the couple and reveals just how helpless Ben felt about what had happened.

"It was heartbreaking seeing Celina and all she went through," he says.

"I couldn't do anything at the time. I was just trying to support her."

He goes on to explain that he wanted their wedding to be a day of real celebration and joy for the two of them after all the heartache they'd been through.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

"Getting married, it's something positive in our lives," Ben explains.

"Having a happy day, a good outcome, where Celina is laughing and smiling and gets to wear that lovely dress that she's always wanted to wear like a princess - that's the plan.

"We're going to have a great day. Well, we're hopefully going to have a great day."

It seems that even holding it in IKEA couldn't stop that happening - by all accounts, the day went off without a hitch and Celina is now five months pregnant, which is wonderful to hear.

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Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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