Kelly Brook has described losing her baby as the "most terrible time" in her life.

The 31-year-old star - who lost her first child with rugby ace Thom Evans in May when she was five months pregnant - explained while one moment she would be "crying hysterically", the next she was feeling "moments of relief".

She said: "It was the hardest, most terrible time in my life. The whole thing has been a huge Journey. There are so many complex stages of bereavement that I'm still going through.

"You feel emptiness, sadness, guilt, loss. I take it one day at a time. One moment you don't even think about it, the next you're crying hysterically. But it's complicated, isn't it?

"There are moments of total sadness and devastation, and moments of relief too. But you also have to remember that it's life. Stuff like that happens."

With Kelly and Thom only having been dating for a few weeks when she fell pregnant last December, the brunette beauty admits the couple "didn't know each other very well at all".

She added to Style magazine: "We were very grown up about it, and I felt lucky to have met someone who I trusted and who was kind, generous and responsible.

"At the time, we just approached the pregnancy in the best way we could. As two people who didn't know each other very well at all! The whole thing has been a complete drama because having children wasn't even on my radar.

"Thom has only known me pregnant - all hormonal and blotchy - but he was always there for me."

However, following the couple's devastating loss, they have become "best friends" and are hoping to start a family in the next couple of years.

Kelly explained: "We've become like best friends who love each other a lot. He's sweet, kind and honest. We're enjoying getting to know each other because we moved backwards and then forwards. Actually we're dating. Recently we went on dates to Take That and Wimbledon.

"Some time in the next couple of years I'd love to have children."