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Kian Egan's Wife Jodi Albert On How Birth Of Son Zekey Helped Her Get Over Mother's Death

28/07/2015 12:06 BST | Updated 28/07/2015 12:59 BST

Kian Egan's wife Jodi Albert has said the birth of her second son Zekey helped her through the grief of losing her mother to cancer.

The couple's second son was delivered by caesarean on 21 May on the birthday of Albert's mother Eileen just a few months after she died.

Egan and Albert already have three-year-old Koa and Albert recently revealed how emotional her second child's birth was.

She told OK! magazine: "It absolutely breaks my heart that [my mum] will never meet him, so the fact he was born on her birthday is extra special as it means she’s a part of him."

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Kian Egan, Jodi Albert and son Koa before Albert gave birth

Albert said she saw elements of her mother in her newborn son because he had blonde hair and blue eyes, much like his dad.

On helping her get through grief, the mum-of-two added: "I felt like the broken heart I had from my mum was closing a little bit because he was here, safe and healthy."

Albert's mother died in February 2015 after an eight year battle with cancer.

In 2010, Albert's mother was hoping for remission when she responded well to treatment for nearly two years, however in 2014, her cancer came back aggressively.

At the time, Albert told Evoke: "My beautiful little mummy passed away peacefully with her adoring family around her at 10.30pm after an eight-year battle with cancer.

"She fought hard and her strength was inspiring right until the end. I will miss her forever and will do my best to be the loving selfless amazing mother to my children as she was to me."

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Describing what it felt like to have a caesarean, Albert admitted it wasn't painful but she did feel hands "rummaging about" in her stomach.

Egan, 35, admitted seeing his wife undergo a caesarean was scary and he is looking after his wife to make sure she recovers by doing the night feeds.

After Zekey was born, Egan took to his Facebook page to announce the news.

Koa got his wish when his baby brother Zekey was born this morning at 7.49am weighing 7lb 13oz. Sharing the same...

Posted by Kian Egan on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Egan and Albert married in 2009 after being together for five years. Their first son, Koa, was born on 20 December 2011.

Read the full interview in this week's OK! magazine.

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