Ashley Cain opens up on the heartbreaking story of losing his baby daughter Azaylia in this Sunday’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Ashley Cain : Daughter | Children | Safiyya split up
Cain is a former footballer who played for Championship side Coventry City.
|Full name||Ashley Thomas Cain|
|Date of birth||27 September 1990|
|Place of birth||Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
He also had loan spells at Luton, Oxford United, and Mansfield Town, where he played as a winger.
Cain is an MTV reality TV personality, starring in the series Ex on the Beach and competing on the 33rd season of the reality game show The Challenge. Cain also modelled for brands such as Kalibre Clothing and The Couture Club.
Ashley Cain Daughter
Cain, who is one of the recruits in Channel 4’s reality series that puts celebrities through a simulation of the gruelling SAS selection regime, is brought in by directing staff in this week’s episode to discuss his difficulties controlling his aggression.
He shares: “I’m in a bit of a transitional period in my life,” before having to stop to gather his thoughts.
The 32-year-old continues: “I’m a family man, always been a family man, that’s what I’m about. I started my own family, had a beautiful little baby girl.
“Two months into my daughter being born, we found out she had a really aggressive form of leukaemia.
“She was incredible. She showed strength, she showed courage, she showed everything it takes for a person to get on in this world.
“Then she sadly lost her life on 24 April. She passed away in my arms and it’s a moment I’ll never forget.”
As the directing staff encourage him to open up, Cain says: “One thing I always will remember is every single day when my daughter was fighting this disease, she smiled every day, she fought every day and she made the most of every single day. That’s a lesson that I’ll take on to my life.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins viewers were left in tears on Sunday as an emotional Ashley Cain discussed losing his baby daughter Azaylia.
Ashley, 32, and former partner Safiyya Vorajee tragically lost their eight month old daughter Azaylia following an arduous battle with leukaemia in April 2021.
The grieving parents have fought tirelessly to help other families and children fighting cancer with The Azaylia Foundation, which captures Azaylia’s spirit with the “little lion” logo.
Ashley has been open about his struggles in the face of losing his daughter, and on Sunday’s episode of Celebrity SAS, he broke down in tears as he discussed his reason for joining the show.
“She didn’t have the chance in life that I’ve got, that we’ve all got and I definitely don’t want to waste mine. I want make to her proud. I want to show people that no matter what you go through in life, you can overcome anything.”
Speaking later in a confessional, Ashley’s tears flowed as he said: “The day that my little girl was born was a moment that I’d been waiting for all my life. I couldn’t have been a happier, prouder father and then all of a sudden things changed.
Ashley Cain Safiyya split up
The former couple were left heartbroken when they lost Azaylia to acute myeloid leukaemia when she was just eight-months-old.
A source said: “No one knows how something so tragic can affect a couple, and it’s been incredibly painful for them to make this decision.
“They will always love and support each other, and still live together, but the romantic side of their relationship has come to an end.”
Last month Safiyya, 34, and Ex on the Beach star Ashley, 31, announced they’d broken up just days before the one year anniversary of their baby girl’s passing.
Now Safiyya has confessed she “hopes there’s someone out there” for her as she looks to the future.
Speaking to Closer, she said: “Thinking of the future still makes me panic.
“My future was with Ashley and Azaylia – they were who I was building my life for.
“I’m 35 this year and Azaylia would be turning two and we’d be a family.”
Speaking about the prospect of having more children, Safiyya continued: “I’d love to give Azaylia a brother or sister and to get married, but I’m probably scared to commit.
“I’ve built this toughness to protect myself. I hope there is someone out there who I can build with in the future. I think I’ll get there in time.”
Last month its revealed that Safiyya and Ashley are still living together and are still close despite the split.