Ashley Cain shared some adorable snaps to Instagram of his newborn son on Sunday.
The TV personality, 33, welcomed baby Aliyas Diamond Cain back in January, two years after after he and his ex partner Safiyya Vorajee, 36, tragically lost their daughter Azaylia to leukaemia.
But it seemed the demand of looking after a newborn had taken it’s toll on Ashley who appeared asleep in the pictures, whilst holding the babe in his arms who was also catching some shut eye.
In the post Ashley paid tribute to his late daughter saying looking at the picture ‘brought back memories’ to his ‘favourite times’ with her.
He captioned it: ‘Sleeping on the job. Truthfully, I can honestly say this is my favourite kind of place. There is something about being in the comfort of someone you love and letting that feeling for a moment in time bring you absolute peace.
Ashley Cain shared some snaps to Instagram of his newborn son on Sunday who both appeared asleep in the adorable pictures
The TV personality, 33, welcomed Aliyas Diamond Cain back in January, two years after after he and his ex partner Safiyya Vorajee, 36, tragically lost their daughter Azaylia to leukaemia
In the post Ashley paid tribute to his late daughter saying looking at the picture ‘brought back memories’ of his ‘favourite times’ with her
‘Looking at these pictures brings back memories to my favourite times with Azaylia. There was something about holding her in my arms which allowed me to be consumed by that much love, that much happiness and that much contentment that I could fully relax in appreciation of simply the present moment.’
He added: ‘I hold my pain because I can no longer do this with my daughter, but I count my blessings that I can now do this with my son.’
Fans took to the comment section to leave their thoughts on the post.
One follower wrote: ‘He’s healing his daddy’s heart little by little .. but there will always be a space where azaylia stays forever’.
A second penned: ‘All of you deserve happiness and peace. I’m glad you have found some comfort in your son.’
A third commented: ‘And as you should. You will never forget your beautiful daughter, so enjoy your son.’
Ashley hasn’t disclosed the identity of his second child’s mother but confirmed that while they are not together they have been friends since they were 18 and dated on and off over the years.
The Ex On The Beach star’s daughter Azaylia was diagnosed with with acute myeloid leukemia at eight-weeks-old and had tumours on her lungs, stomach and kidneys.
Ashley added that whilst he knows he can’t hold his late daughter anymore, he counts his blessings that he can with Aliyas Diamond Cain – whose middle name was after his daughter
Fans took to the comment section to leave their thoughts on the post with many saying that he deserves happiness with his little boy
Ashley defended his choice to name his newborn son after his late daughter, Azaylia (pictured with Azaylia in 2021)
Ashley previously confessed it ‘wasn’t easy’ breaking the news to his ex partner Safiyya Vorajee (pictured), saying: ‘It was painful for Safiyya but it was also painful for me as well to talk to her
She was given several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital but sadly died on April 24, 2021 when she was just eight-months-old, following a courageous battle.
He revealed he had paid tribute to his late daughter by using her middle name, Diamond, which later explained was a ‘family tradition.’
Safiyya has said she is heartbroken that Ashley fathered a child with someone else and claims he had asked her to try for a second baby with him after their split. She had been hoping for a reconciliation but admits she hadn’t been explicit about that.
In December Safiyya said both she and Ashley struggled with their grief and he later moved out of their home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
She told The Sun on Sunday: ‘He’d had a drink, it was quick and brutal. He said he couldn’t do it any more.’
Former footballer Ashley and Safiyya raised more than £1.5million to fund Azaylia’s specialist treatment before her death and later put any unspent money into The Azaylia Foundation which aims to support families and provide memorable experiences for children fighting cancer.
Safiyya said The Challenge star Ashley turned to drink and fundraising and she put his needs first but craved love and attention.
Ashley moved in with his aunt and Safiyya later did the same despite splitting, with the pair having separate rooms in the same house.
In June last year, Safiyya moved out of Ashley’s aunt’s home and bought her own property, thinking some space between her and her ex would do them good.
They continued to work on the foundation they’d set up in Azaylia’s name, talking about it every day, and she waited in the hope he would ask her to get back together with him.
But Ashley told her he was having a baby with another woman, although he was not in a relationship with her.
She said: ‘He didn’t tell me who she was and, again, I would not ask.’
Breaking down in tears, she added: ‘That’s the heartbreaking thing about it. Even when he told me, I put him first so he didn’t feel guilty for telling me. Inside I was screaming and crying.’
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