RTE star Lottie Ryan spoke about the “difficult” time following the sad loss of her father-in-law.
TheThe host’s husband’s father, Fabio Aprile, recently passed away unexpectedly at his home in Italy.
Lottie and Fabio gave birth to their first child, Wolf, in June 2021.
The 38-year-old explained why she had to stay at home in Ireland with her son while her husband traveled to Italy to be with himfor the funeral.
On her podcast with Jennifer Zamparelli, Jen & Lottie Do… Parenting, she said: “When we got thisThere was obviously a mad rush to come to Italy and attend the funeral.
“I said to Fabio, ‘Okay, what should we do? When should we go?’.”
“He said very defiantly, ‘I don’t want Wolf there. I don’t want him to come. I don’t want him in that atmosphere and that energy’.”
Lottie had a hard time not being with Fabio and praised him for his “strength.”
The Dubliner said: “It was so hard for me not to be there for him physically. But his thing was that he had to be physically there for his mother and he felt like he had to concentrate completely on his mother.”
“And that means he gives himself completely. I think it’s incredible that he has the strength to do that and makes himself completely second choice.”
“If I had been there – your natural instinct as a partner is to make her first. He was just too afraid that Wolf would be near that energy at just two years old.”
Lottie’s father Gerry unfortunately passed away in 2010.
The Dancing With The Stars winner found it difficult to watch her husband go through the same thing.
She said: “Fabio is good. You know it’s hard, death sucks. Personally, I found it very difficult to watch him go through something knowing how much it hurts.”
“It’s terrible to see someone you love go through something you’ve been through and you just know you wouldn’t wish the pain on your worst enemy.
“It was hard watching him go through that. But on the other hand, I felt like I could guide him because I went through it.”
“Maybe I could give him help and advice and help him a little bit. It’s not great to see someone you love go through something like that.”