Ashley Cain appeared in high spirits while out for a run on Sunday following the birth of his son.
The TV personality, 33, welcomed son Aliyas on Tuesday, two years after after he and his ex partner Safiyya Vorajee, 36, tragically lost their daughter Azaylia to leukaemia.
On Sunday, Ashley seemed positive as he shared a picture of himself out for a run on his Instagram stories and wished his followers a great weekend.
He shared the first picture of newborn Aliyas in an Instagram post on Thursday and revealed he’d paid tribute to his late daughter by using her middle name, Diamond.
In the post, Ashley said: ‘Aliyas Diamond Cain – 16.01.24, 4:32am, 9lbs 3oz. I will love you, appreciate you, guide you and protect you with all of my heart, for the rest of my life.’
Ashley Cain appeared in high spirits while out for a run on Sunday following the birth of his son
Ashley shared the first picture of newborn Aliyas in an Instagram post on Thursday and revealed he’d paid tribute to his late daughter by using her middle name, Diamond
In tribute to Azaylia, Ashley continued: ‘And you will have the most beautiful guardian angel heaven holds watching over you and protecting you too.
He added: ‘Welcome to the world my son. May your body be strong, your mind be wise, your heart be loving and your spirit be pure and truly powerful.’
‘Aliyas, I’ll be right behind you, Son. I will always be near. I’Il follow where you want to go. You have nothing to fear. Daddy.’
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.
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.
Shortly before Ashley shared his baby announcement post, Safiyya took to Instagram to share a selfie captioned: ‘A brave face is sometimes all we have when getting by in this world.
‘If you’re wearing yours today keep going. You’re not alone because I’m wearing mine. Be kind to others you never know what they’re going through.’
Ashley previously confessed it ‘wasn’t easy’ breaking the news to his ex partner Safiyya Vorajee, saying: ‘It was painful for Safiyya but it was also painful for me as well to talk to her
She went on to share that she’d been flooded with messages from followers saying they were doing the same thing as she advised them to ‘be gentle’ and try to ‘love yourself a little more each day.’
Later in the day, Safiyya revealed she’d paid a visit to Azaylia’s grave to light a candle, and told her followers that after seeing a stunning sunset, she knew her little girl was watching over her.
She said: ‘I’ve come down to Azaylia’s garden to say a little prayer and light a little candle for her, and check out the orange sunset. I always look for signs from my baby and she’s showed up for me again today.
‘Your angels are always there protecting you and guiding you and holding you tightly all the time.’
Last month, 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 from him.
Azalyia was diagnosed with with acute myeloid leukemia at eight weeks and had tumours on her lungs, stomach and kidneys. She sadly died in April 2021 when she was eight-months-old
Ashley moved in with his aunt and Safiyya later did the same despite splitting, with the pair having separate rooms in the same house.
She said she had always got on well with his family and, having known him for so long, saw his loved ones as her own family.
Safiyya claims Ashley then suggested having another baby but she was unsure as she did not want her child to think they’d been born to fill the ‘void’ left by their let firstborn Azaylia.
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.’
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