Kirsty Gallacher has admitted she was left “skinny and traumatised” by the collapse of her marriage.
The telly star, 44, divorced her ruby player husband Paul Sampson, 42, in 2015 after five years of marriage.
They couple were together for 15 years before their split and Kirsty has now opened up about their divorce which left her an “anxious wreck”.
Speaking to Dancing on Ice star Graham Bell on Decathlon’s new The Power of Ten podcast, Kirsty credited personal trainer Mel Deane will pulling her through the difficult time.
She said: “To be honest, well, that’s sort of when I came to meeting Mel [Deane] and probably he saved me in many ways.
“I was a skinny, anxious wreck, traumatized because of lots of reasons around the divorce.”
Kirsty added the breakdown of her marriage was “much more complex than people know”.
She added: “There are things you keep private. And I think that Mel got to know me and what I’d been through and was amazing for me.”
They met in 1999 and married in Spain in 2010.
However, the marriage unravelled and they divorced five years later.
Speaking after the split, Kirsty told You magazine the divorce was tough on her and her two kids.
She said: “It was traumatic. Divorce is horrible. It floored me like it floors everyone…
“I was just so anxious about the kids – my pain was connected with their pain, and I didn’t look after myself.”
While the divorce was raging, Kirsty was convicted on a drink-driving charge and later admitted she had been in a very way at the time.
She added to the magazine: “I was in a very bad place with the divorce and issues to do with the children’s schedule. I was exhausted.”
However, the tension did eventually come to an end and Sampson recently admitted the pair toasted the end of their marriage from opposite ends of a Champagne bar when they found themselves in the same venue the day their divorce was finalised.
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