Australian actress Ada Nicodemou is grieving the loss of her baby son after the tot was stillborn.

The Home and Away star announced her pregnancy in the spring (14) after a long battle with in vitro fertilisation (Ivf) treatments, but she confirmed on Thursday (07Aug14) that the little boy had not survived.

Nicodemou and her husband Chrys Xipolitas say in a statement, "It is with great sadness that we need to share some news with you. Our baby boy Harrison was delivered stillborn on Thursday 7 August 2014. We appreciate your love and support as we mourn the loss of our precious son. We understand we have lived some of our lives in the public eye. But we respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult and extremely painful time so we can grieve and heal."

The couple welcomed its first child, a son named Johnas, in 2012.