Mark Furze, a former star of Home and Away, and his wife Laural have announced the birth of their daughter, Soma.
“There is no better right of passage a human can go through than labour and giving birth,” Mark posted on Instagram to share the joyous news. The seriousness of how unfathomably difficult and profound it is has a force I was unaware of.
“It’s a true Caterpillar-Butterfly encounter.”
“I share our baby, Soma, with you, full of love and appreciation.” I’ve been blessed with another amazing lady in my life, as well as a new ability to recognise beauty in the world that I hadn’t realised I had until now.
“Thank you, Lollie, for choosing me to accompany you on this adventure. I’m awestruck by you, and I swear I’ll be the best husband and parent I can be ?.
Laural surprised her beau with the wonderful news of their impending baby in June, releasing a video of herself shocking her beau.
“I’ve got some major news. Laural stated to the camera, “I’m pregnant,” before turning to a poster she prepared for The Voice’s Mark that said, “Welcome home, Daddy.” Let’s give it another shot. “I’m in love with you.”
The lovely clip then showed Mark entering into the room with the sign and embracing his wife, showing his happy emotion.
Laural captioned the photo, “Our hearts are bursting with so much love and excitement.” Baby Furze is expected to arrive in late December 2021.”
Mark and Laural had a terrible miscarriage 10 weeks into their pregnancy in 2020, and they openly discussed it on social media at the time.
Laural wrote, “It’s challenging to open up and post the painful stuff on social media, but it doesn’t feel right to only post the good.”
“We found out at my ultrasound that the pregnancy isn’t viable and that I’ve had a missed miscarriage, which means my body still thinks I’m pregnant but the foetus hasn’t matured.”
“I’m currently in the hospital awaiting a D&C operation to aid my body with the process,” she wrote, referring to a dilation and curettage procedure that involves tissue removal from inside the uterus.”
Laural continued to explain her reasons for being so candid in the lengthy piece.
“I felt compelled to post this because it doesn’t feel right to keep pretending that this major life event hasn’t occurred to us.” She wrote, “I want to honour it and be upfront about it.”
“I felt compelled to share my storey because women should feel more comfortable talking about pregnancy loss.”
Mark is most known for his appearances on The Voice (left) and Home and Away (right).