Poh Ling Yeow reveals tragic detail about miscarriage: 'Heartbreaking'

MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow has revealed a devastating personal loss she experienced in a candid new interview.

The beloved chef opened up on ABC's Australian Story on Monday night, revealing she had fallen pregnant eight years ago with her ex-husband Jonathan Bennett, but tragically lost the baby at 12 weeks.

"A lot of people ask me about kids," she said.

"With Jono, we did actually get pregnant about eight years ago and I lost the baby at 12 weeks."

In a devastating twist, Poh revealed she found out she lost the baby pretty much the day she was allowed to tell everyone.

Poh Ling Yeow during an interview for ABC's Australian Story.
Poh Ling Yeow has shared a tragic detail about her miscarriage eight years ago. Source: Australian Story

"It was really heartbreaking," she continued.

"I actually went through a full labour at home. And I saw the baby.

"I like bringing this up because I think it's something that people should talk about. And I think it's this sort of silent grief that women have to go through all the time.

"I really like to confront my emotions upfront. Like, I think it's really healthy. I don't like to bury anything. But it was probably one of the most horrendous things I've ever been through."


Poh, who married Jonathan after divorcing her first husband Matt Phipps, added she and Jonathan broke up just over two years ago, but has remained friends with both of them.

"I do call Jono and Matt for dating advice. And it's so funny, yeah, the advice they give me and it's just so frank," she told the program.

"I love it because there's no one that would know me better, right?"

Fans took to Twitter to praise the former MasterChef contestant for her raw interview.

"When I think of Poh I think the most radiant smile in Australia and authenticity," one said.

"What an amazing lady," another commented.

"In awe of [Poh's] talent and her courage in being her authentic self," a third claimed.

Posting a clip of the interview on her Instagram, Poh thanked Australian Story's Rebecca Armstrong for telling her story with "sensitivity and respect".

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