Jeremy McConnell's aunt has died days after his father's funeral.

Jeremy McConnell

Jeremy McConnell

The 27-year-old reality television star laid his late parent to rest on March 7 in Dublin, Ireland, and it has been reported the model has since lost another relative, and the second blow of tragic news has come as a "massive shock" to him.

Speaking to The Sun Online about the tragedy and how the Irish hunk is coping, a source said: "Jeremy lost his auntie on Friday - she was an old lady but it's still come as a massive shock.

"He's barely had time to grieve the loss of his dad before having to come to terms with another death in his family."

However, the father -of-one - who has eight-week-old son Caben-Albi with his on/off girlfriend Stephanie Davis - is trying to stay "strong" despite the "horrific circumstances".

The source continued: "He is doing everything he can to remain strong but it's not easy given the horrific circumstances."

This isn't the first time the 'Beauty School Cop Outs' lothario has been forced to say goodbye to his loved ones as he was left devastated as a teenager when his mother, brother and sister all passed away within 15 months of each other.

He said last year: "When I was 15 I was at my cousin's and my mum fell asleep.

"I got back about two hours later and she was gone - she had a brain haemorrhage.

"Shortly after that my brother broke his neck in a motorbike accident.

"After that, my sister had a heart attack - she suffered with epilepsy. All in the space of 15 months. Of course I miss them, I loved them dearly, but I think that's what levelled me out a bit - I express myself the way I want to. I just grew up really fast."


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