Stacey Solomon says family’s ‘hearts are broken’ after devastating death of dog on Boxing Day

Stacey Solomon has said her family’s ‘hearts are broken’ after her beloved dog Theo died.

The Loose Women star shared the devastating news with her Instagram followers on Tuesday morning.

She said they said ‘goodnight’ to the pup on Boxing Day at 11-years-old.

Stacey, 32, often shares snaps of Theo and the family’s other pet pooch, sausage dog Peanut, who joined the expanding family earlier this year.

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Sharing selfies of herself with Theo as well as ones of him with her son’s Zachary, Leighton and Rex, Stacey wrote to her followers: “Sweet Dreams Theo

“The best friend we could have ever wished for. Our hearts are broken. Yesterday at home in our arms we had to say goodnight to our Theo. 11 wonderful years.

“We were so lucky to love you Fifi and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty. I miss you so much already. My little girl. But oh my goodness the memories and the love you brought into our lives.

“Thank you for everything Theo. For protecting me and the boys when we needed it most. For loving us no matter what and for holding on for so long and waiting to meet your little sister Rose.

Rex with pup Theo

“Rex has had the best friend in you that he could ever have wished for and the boys have had the best protector in the whole wide world. Even though Rex is only little I know him, Zachary and Leighton will never ever forget you.

“Peanut is missing his cuddle buddy very much so we are trying to make it up to him in our cuddles but I know it’s just not the same.”

She ended the emotional post: “Too the moon and back Theo Forever Sleep tight my beautiful little lady.”

Stacey, who welcomed baby daughter Rose back in October with fiance Joe Swash, was quicklly flooded with supportive messages.

Theo with Peanut outside the family home, Pickle Cottage, earlier this month

Loose Women co-star Nadia Sawalha said: “Oh Stacey I’m so sorry darling.”

InTheStyle founder Adam Frisby commented: “Awww so sad to hear about Theo. Sending lots of love.”

Stacey also shared a lengthy message to her Instagram Story.

She said: “Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had the most wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I am writing this…

Stacey said she feels ‘lost’ after Theo’s death

“On Boxing Day morning… Our beautiful Theo passed away. She fell asleep in my arms surrounded by all of us at pickle cottage.”

She then shared videos and photos of their beloved pet with her four children.

“I’m so glad you got to come to pickle cottage and meet baby rose before you won’t to sleep,” Stacey emotionally said over one post.

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