Stacey Solomon has shared a heartfelt tribute to her beloved dog Theo, who she revealed passed away over the Christmas holidays.

The TV personality, 32, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died in her arms at Pickle Cottage on Monday evening after ’11 wonderful years’.

She shared an array of heartwarming pictures of herself and her children – Leighton, nine, Zachary, 13, Rex, two, and Rose – with the puppy.

Some photographs showed Theo cuddling up on the couch with Stacey and her children, while others showed the playful dog posing under the Christmas tree and sitting in the garden.

Alongside the pictures, she penned: ‘Sweet Dreams Theo. The best friend we could have ever wished for. Our hearts are broken, and we had to say goodnight to Theo yesterday at home in our arms. 

’11 wonderful years. We were so lucky to love you, Fifi, and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty. I miss you so much already—my little girl. 

‘But oh my goodness, the memories and the love you brought into our lives. Thank you for everything, Theo. 

Heartbroken: The TV personality, 32, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died on Monday evening after '11 wonderful years'

Stacey Solomon in Instagam

Heartbroken:

The TV personality, 32, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died on Monday evening after ’11 beautiful years.

’11 wonderful years’: Stacey wrote: ‘We were so lucky to love you, Fifi, and we will never stop. My lap has never felt so empty, and I miss you so much already. My little girl.”

‘For protecting the boys and me when we needed it most. For loving us no matter what and for holding on for so long and waiting to meet your little sister Rose.’

The devastated singer went on to gush that her children would never forget their beloved pet and said their other dog, Peanut, is already missing Theo.

She continued: ‘Rex has had the best friend in you that he could ever have wished for, and the boys have had the best protector in the whole wide world. 

‘Even though Rex is only a little, I know him. Zachary and Leighton will never forget you. 

Heartbroken: The TV personality, took to Instagram to announce that the Pomeranian-Chihuahua-mix had died on Monday evening after '11 wonderful years'

‘Our hearts are broken:

Alongside the pictures, she penned: ‘Sweet Dreams Theo. The best friend we could have ever wished for.’

Support: Stacey's friends and fans were quick to send the former X Factor star their love, saying that Theo was lucky to be part of her family

Support: Stacey’s friends and fans were quick to send the former X Factor star their love, saying that Theo was lucky to be part of her family

Stacey Solomon had an affectionate moment with her newborn daughter Rose.

Peanut is missing his cuddle buddy very much, so we are trying to make it up to him in our cuddles, but I know it’s just not the same. 

‘To the moon and back, Theo ♥️ Forever ♥️ Sleep tight, my beautiful little lady.’

Stacey Solomon also shared a slideshow of photos and videos on her Instagram stories. She gushed that she is grateful for the ‘beautiful memories’ her family has with Theo and said she feels ‘lost’ without her dog.

The mother-of-four said that her son Rex, who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash, took his first steps’ with Theo.

Memories: She shared an array of heartwarming pictures of herself and her children - Leighton, nine, and Zachary, 13, Rex, two, and Rose - with the pooch

Memories:

She shared an array of heartwarming pictures of herself and her children – Leighton, nine, and Zachary, 13, Rex, two, and Rose – with the puppy

Family: Stacey gushed that Theo was always good with her children and was a friend to them all as she shared a tribute to her

Family: Stacey gushed that Theo was always good with her children and was a friend to them all as she shared a tribute to her 

She added: ‘Thank you for everything. You’ll never know how much I needed you.’

Stacey’s friends and fans quickly offered the former X Factor star their support, saying that Theo was lucky to be part of her family.

Jake Quickenden wrote: ‘Awww, sorry to hear.’

Olivia Bowen said: ‘Sending so much love.’ 

Musician Talia Mar penned: ‘Stacey, I’m so so so sorry. Theo was so lucky to have such an amazing family.’

While illustrators Stacie Swift and Louie Spence commented with a broken heart and crying face emojis’.

Cuddles: Some photographs shared on her Instagram stories showed Theo cuddled up on the couch with Stacey and her children

Cuddles: Some photographs shared on her Instagram stories showed Theo cuddled up on the couch with Stacey and her children

Cuddles: Some photographs shared on her Instagram stories showed Theo cuddled up on the couch with Stacey and her children

Bond: The mother-of-four said that her son Rex, who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash, took his first steps' with Theo

Bond:

The mother-of-four said that her son Rex, who she shares with her fiancé Joe Swash, took his first steps’ with Theo

Their devastating loss comes after Stacey and her fiancé Joe discussed adjusting to raising a baby girl in their first interview since Rose was born in October.

The X Factor star, 32, and her soap actor beau, 39, appeared on Loose Women‘s Christmas special via video link with their newborn daughter from their home, Pickle Cottage.

Judi Love asked if baby Rose was sleeping at night, to which Stacey responded: ‘I’ve put a hell of a lot of make-up on for this interview, and you can’t even see it. It sinks into my skin now.

‘She sleeps like a newborn – they’re up all night, aren’t they? But she is good, and she’s content, which is nice. 

Sleepy: Stacey shared an array of sweet throwback snaps of her beloved pet, including one of Theo wearing a white knitted jumper

Stacey Solomon shared an array of sweet throwback snaps of her beloved pet, including one of Theo wearing a white knitted jumper.

Stacey also shared a slideshow of photos and videos on her Instagram stories and said she is grateful for her family’s ‘beautiful memories’ with Theo.

‘She’s amazing, and she’s adorable. I can’t stop staring at her. Even when she does sleep, I don’t get any sleep because I’m just staring at her.’ 

On how their two-year-old son Rex has taken to Rose, Joe gushed: ‘He adores her, he’s obsessed if anything we’re trying to keep him away from her. No, he’s been brilliant. He’s been good with her. ‘

Stacey added: ‘He’s perfect, but sometimes, she’s not my baby. She’s Rex’s baby, and I have to follow him around, hoping he won’t drop her on the floor.’

Coleen Nolan asked Joe if it’s different being a dad to a girl instead of a boy, and he admitted: ‘Yeah, it is. 

Christmas: It comes after Stacey and her fiancé Joe discussed adjusting to raising a baby girl, in their first interview since Rose was born in October

Christmas

It comes after Stacey and her fiancé Joe discussed adjusting to raising a baby girl in their first interview since Rose was born in October 

‘Because I’m quite boisterous, and I know the boys are pretty robust – I can chuck them about a little bit and wrestle them, significantly when I’m changing the nappy.

‘I know the boy’s limitations because I’ve got one myself, but with baby Rose, it’s different. I’ve got to be a lot more gentle and delicate.’ 

Contrastingly, Stacey – who also has sons Leighton, nine, and Zachary, 13, from a previous relationship – sometimes forgets Rose is a girl, explaining: ‘Because I’ve got so many boys, I’m just like, ‘Pass him over,’ ‘Give me him’ and then I’m like, ‘Oh no, her!’

Judi noted how much Rose looks like their two-year-old son Rex and Stacey admitted: ‘Oh my gosh, everyone says that. Sometimes I look down and can’t believe it’s not Rex.’

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