Louise Thompson shared a slew of swimsuit snaps from her ‘momentous’ holiday to St Lucia with her fiancé Ryan Libbey and their son Leo on Monday.
The Made In Chelsea star, 32, was due to go on the trip earlier this year, but it was postponed after she suffered a major haemorrhage right before they were due to leave.
But after finally having made it, Louise made the most of her sun-soaked surroundings as she slipped into a selection of skimpy swimwear.
The stunner showcased her jaw-dropping figure in an iridescent bikini as she enjoyed a spot of sailing, showcasing her active side as she leapt from the vessel onto the golden sand.
In another snap Louise donned a figure-hugging plaid one piece with her brunette tresses loose tumbling past her shoulders.
Beach babe: Louise Thompson, 32, shared a slew of swimsuit snaps from her ‘momentous’ holiday to St Lucia with her fiancé Ryan Libbey and their son Leo on Monday.
Holidays: The Made In Chelsea star was due to go on the trip earlier this year, but it was postponed after she suffered a major haemorrhage right before they were due to leave
And on Thursday Louise struggled to contain her smile as she cuddled up to her son in front of the idyllic Caribbean backdrop.
Louise, who is the sister of fellow MIC star Sam Thompson, showcased her gorgeous frame in her figure-hugging black swimsuit.
The elegant number featured a square neck and cut out straps stretching over her shoulders.
She appeared happier than ever in the snaps as she cuddled and played with her 18-month old son in the water.
The beauty opted for a simple gold necklace and styled her brunette tresses in a plait, cascading down her back.
In another sweet snap, she threw on a stylish black bucket hat and trendy sunglasses as she went for a dip in the pool with her son and fiancé Ryan.
The trio appeared to be having a good time as Ryan held his son in his arms and smiled for the selfie.
Later in the evening, Ryan once again took on daddy duty as he relaxed on their hotel balcony and held his son up in the air.
Leggy: The beauty then donned a black swimsuit which she wore with a bright red cover up
Style: she also showed off her sensational sense of style in a chic black summer dress
Happy: And on Thursday Louise struggled to contain her smile as she cuddled up to her son in front of the idyllic Caribbean backdrop
Louise’s trip comes after she has been battling PTSD and anxiety following her son Leo’s birth in November 2021 and has been open about her deliberating mental and physical symptoms.
She has also battled physical health issues, including suspected Asherman’s syndrome, a rare condition that causes scar tissue to build up inside the uterus.
She took to Instagram on Monday to share a slew of snaps of her, Ryan and their toddler at the beach after arriving on their holiday.
Captioning the string of sweet photos, the reality star reflected on her feelings surrounding the getaway.
She explained that she had felt ‘completely cursed’ for the last 18 months, but was starting to feel ‘lucky’, saying: ‘It’s time for a new chapter’.
She added that she was grateful that her haemorrhage had occurred before the holiday and not during it, saying: ‘My instinct is telling me that I wouldn’t have survived.’
Louise wrote: ‘WE MADE IT. We were scheduled to visit St. Lucia to stay with friends in early Feb but my health got in the way… AGAIN.
‘I shouldn’t complain. In fact I should be counting my lucky stars that I was firmly on British soil when I suffered a major haemorrhage and had subsequent emergency surgery at the end of January.
Good times: In another sweet snap, she threw on a stylish black bucket hat and trendy sunglasses as she went for a dip in the pool with her son and fiancé Ryan
Special: Later in the evening, Ryan once again took on daddy duty as he relaxed on their hotel balcony and held his son up in the air
‘If our trip had been 3 days earlier the outcome is likely to have been very different. Goodness only knows what would have happened if I’d been flying high in the sky on a 9hr flight, or roaming around bare foot on a remote Caribbean island, but my instinct is telling me that I wouldn’t have survived.
‘I know I needed several litres of life saving blood/fluids etc. and I’m not sure what access to that sort of stuff is like abroad. Maybe don’t tell me. It’s not really worth stewing over too much.’
She continued: ‘Life seems to be one big fat sliding door. Who remembers that movie featuring Gwyenny Paltrow? It’s one that I relate to quite a bit these days.
‘One evening I’m laughing with an old friend whilst drinking tea and drowning in bubbles as we entertain our sons who are having a play date.
‘She gave me some of her swimwear (I’m lucky to have lots of clever and creative friends who own independent brands) as a treat for my trip and a few hours later I have the courage to start packing.
‘The next morning I’m back in the back of a van being blue lit to hospital. The trip is understandably cancelled and we are bummed x 1000000 because it had taken a lot of planning.
‘We made it!’ Louise’s trip comes after she has been battling PTSD and anxiety following her son Leo’s birth in November 2021 and has been open about her deliberating mental and physical symptoms
Family: She took to Instagram on Monday to share a slew of snaps of her, Ryan and their child at the beach after arriving on their holiday
‘We were desperate for some sun, sea and vitamin d (as cliche as it’s sounds, everyone kept reminding us that it’s been a while since we’ve had a successful hot holiday) but equally I was SO grateful for the timing.
‘The cr*p news was easier for me to digest than Ryan, maybe because I was the one in the hot seat.
‘He’s scared and scarred for other reasons, including the things he’s had to witness going in and out of my body. Gosh life is precious.’
Louise went on: ‘Anyway, fast forward a few months and we made it. This feels momentous. A holiday has never felt more like a holiday.
‘After several recent and eye opening conversations with strangers, including one very funny character who shuttled us from the airport to the north of the island (where we are staying with friends) I’ve come to the realisation that maybe I am ACTUALLY one of the ‘lucky’ ones.
‘For the best part of the last 2 years I’ve felt completely cursed but I’m feeling really ready to change the narrative.
’No one called me lucky before, but now they are starting to call me lucky. Only strangers mind you. But I wonder why?
‘Maybe I hear what I want to hear, or maybe I tell the story differently. Either way it’s time for a new chapter. It’s time for me to reframe what has happened. It’s time for some post traumatic growth.
‘From now on I will be the luckiest person I know. I certainly feel blessed for so many chances. I pray to those looking down on me for keeping me safe. Thank you x a million.’
Louise concluded: ‘Despite all of my luck or misfortune, whichever way you choose look at it, I can’t go on living my entire life in fear, hence we took a calculated risk and decided to postpone our trip until May and dare I say it WE ARRIVED IN ONE PIECE.
‘I had two attempts at a hot holiday last year and they both ended disastrously because I was so sick. I was mentally and physically in tatters.
‘I hardly travelled when I was pregnant for fear or something happening AND before that we were all in lock down, so I feel a bit out of touch.’
She joked: ‘Oh who wants to hear about the 9 hr flight’.