Mrs Hinch says she’s ‘living in deep pain’ in first social media post in two months

Sophie Hinchliffe, known by her followers as Mrs Hinch, has broken her two-month social media silence (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Sophie Hinchliffe, known to her followers as Mrs Hinch, has opened up about her immense heartbreak following the loss of her dad earlier this year. 

The cleaning influencer, 34, devastatingly lost her father, Alan, on April 25 of this year after he died ‘peacefully’ in his sleep, prompting Sophie to take an extended social media break. 

Now, the mother of two has returned to Instagram with an emotional, grief-filled message for her followers. 

Sharing a picture of herself and her two sons at the beach, the influencer, whose books have been featured on the Sunday Times Bestseller list, admitted, ‘I’d be lying if I said I was okay… in fact, I feel broken.’ 

She continued to say she is navigating an ‘extreme mix of emotions’ that she is struggling to make sense of and feels as though she has entered a ‘new part of my world’ where her grief sits heavy. 

Sophie told her 4.8 million followers, ‘I feel like my Dad taught me everything I needed to know, except how to live without him’. 

The cleaning influencer broke her silence with a heartbreaking social media post (Picture: Instagram / @mrshinchhome)
Sophie’s dad, Alan died in April after a long health battle (Picture: Instagram / @mrshinchhome)

She then thanked those who had reached out for their ‘overwhelming amount of love and support’. 

‘I see you and I’m so so grateful’, she said. ‘Thank you for being patient with me while I try to find my feet again alongside my family, who I am SO incredibly proud of and who I love with my whole heart.’ 

In the caption of the post, she added, ‘I wanted to come on here and say thank you so much for all the overwhelming love and support.

‘I may not be able to get back to you all right now, but I see you and I am so grateful.’

Alan died ‘suddenly’ but peacefully earlier this year (Picture: Instagram / @mrshinchhome)
Sophie was very close to her dad before he passed (Picture: Instagram / @mrshinchhome)

Followers of the influencer were quick to take to the comment section, where they shared messages of support. 

Fellow cleaning influencer @beckiesbitofsparkle wrote, ‘You do find a way eventually.’ Adding, ‘There is no rule book for grief you just do what suits you and your family. You step at a time. You will find your new way. X’ 

While @katylaura7 commented, ‘Lost my Mum around the same time. I completely agree and send you so much love. The pain is like no other when you lose a parent’. 

@our_little_doer_upper told the influencer to ‘take your time’, adding there is ‘no right or wrong way with grief’. 

When did Sophie Hinchliffe’s dad die?

Sophie made the announcement on May 8 that her father died in April after a life-long battle with ‘chest, lung and heart’ problems. 

She said at the time that his passing was ‘sudden’ but peaceful and came just weeks after she revealed to her followers that he had been admitted to hospital. 

‘My dad is in hospital at the moment guys. My dad has never been blessed shall we say with fantastic health – from his chest, his lungs, his heart’, she said. 

‘He’s always struggled you know.’ Adding, ‘I just want him to be happy.’ 

Who is Sophie Hinchliffe?

Sophie first launched her Instagram in 2018 and quickly earned millions of loyal followers (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Sophie has been an online influencer for over six years after starting her account @mrshinchhome in March 2018. 

Despite starting small, her account, which features short videos showing her cleaning tips and tricks, had reached over two million followers by 2020. 

She has now overdoubled her following, released five books, including a memoir and a children’s book, and started a podcast. 

Sophie, according to GoCompare, a rating site, is the second highest-paid home influencer in the world behind Marie Kondo. 

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