ASHLEY Cain has shared a special unseen video of baby Azaylia as she “turns 10 months old in heaven”.
The star, 30, and partner Safiyya Vorajee, 33, lost their daughter to an incurable form of leukaemia in April.
Earlier today Ashley – who starred on the first series of MTV’s Ex on The Beach in 2016 – took to Instagram to share some adorable footage of him and his daughter.
In the video Ashley and Azaylia can be seen cosied up next to each other in bed watching TV.
The bereaved dad wrote a lengthy caption about how much he misses his special girl.
He told his 1.9m followers: “My special girl turns 10 months old today in heaven.
“She brought so much happiness, love, strength, courage and gratitude into not only my life, but my partners, my families and even people around the world.
“Even though I am hurting beyond words, I feel blessed and proud to say I am your daddy and you are my daughter.
“You lit up the world when it was dark, you gave hope when there was despair and the legacy you left behind will continue to help families and children around the world for decades to come.
“You were, you are and you always will be special my baby.
Azaylia passed away at 10 months old in April 2021[/caption]
Ashley shared Azaylia’s journey with his followers[/caption]
“I love you and I miss you so so much! MY HERO #AzayliaDiamondCain.”
Friends, family and fans flocked to the comments section to send their love and support to the family.
One wrote: “Most beautiful precious Angel. My heart breaks for you and Safia. The pain in yours eyes speaks a thousand words alone .”
Another said: “I think we all miss that little face brightening our feeds. Sending love. xxx.”
Two months after she was born Azaylia was diagnosed with leukemia[/caption]
A third commented: “Forever in your heart the love of your life that will never change .”
A fourth added: “Her face is just beautiful beyond words. My heart aches watching this.”
Safiyya also paid tribute to her baby girl on Instagram.
Alongside a sweet video of Azaylia in a Minnie Mouse baby bouncer, she wrote: “My hero turns 10months today in heaven
Safiyya also took to Instagram to pay tribute to her daughter[/caption]
Ashley with partner Safiyya[/caption]
“Watching you dance & smile in this clip makes my heart fill my body ache with pain and feel so proud of you all at the same time.
“You make me so proud every single day, you inspire me & push me to my fullest when I struggle with my daily tasks I think of what you taught me, the realness to strength, courage, bravery & so much more.
“Azaylia you have saved life’s & taught so many lessons to us, I am so proud to be your mummy
“Not being able to hold you in my arms and kiss your beautiful face makes my body ache from head to toe, i will be with you one day for eternity but first I no I need to earn my place with you, & I will continue to keep your name Alive & continue your legacy.
Azaylia was welcomed into the world in August 2020[/caption]
“Azaylia diamond cain #letsgochamp.”
Ashley’s post comes after he admitted he’s feeling crippled with grief after watching videos of his late daughter.
He has been doing his best to stay positive by running and cycling long distances.
But in an emotional Instagram video he admitted there are times when he is consumed with grief.
Ashley admitted that he’s “crippled with grief” after losing his daughter[/caption]
He said: “Today’s been a difficult day. As much as you see me out riding my bike and running and doing all this ‘let’s go champ…’
“At the minute I’ve been sitting in my living room with no TV on for the last hour, two hours. I’ve just been staring at the wall. I feel crippled. I keep seeing pictures and looking at videos and just crying.
“It affects ya, and it’s hard and it’s painful everyday, and some days it just stops you in your tracks so you can’t think of anything else. You can’t pick yourself up, and I feel today is one of those days for me.”
A day later Ashley issued an emotional message to other grieving parents and urged them “don’t give up on yourself”.
Ashley reached out to other parents in a similar situation to him[/caption]
shared a touching post as he reassured other parents who are going through the same thing.
He wrote: “If there are any parents out there who are grieving over the loss of their child, I want you to know your children are in heaven where they can see you, hear you but also be around you.
He told his followers that it was important that they remain “strong” during an intensely difficult time.
Ashley continued: “Don’t give up in yourself, it is important that we stand up, that we talk to them everyday and that we make them proud.
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“We can come together, stand strong, support each other and do good on this earth so we can earn our place in heaven, where we will be with them again for eternity.”
Just two months after Azaylia was born in August 2020, she was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Ashley and Safiyya managed to raise over £1 million in less than 24 hours in a bid to get their daughter treated in Singapore, but it was too late for their little girl.
In April 2021 they decided to take her home and give her the best remaining weeks surrounded by her family.