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Ulrika Jonsson pours her heart out on Instagram revealing she experienced 'very dark episodes'


Ulrika Jonsson thanks her friends for helping her get through ‘very dark episodes over a turbulent two years’ amid her marriage breakdown as she admits she ‘couldn’t make sense of life’

Ulrika Jonsson took to Instagram over the festive period to thank her friends for getting her through a difficult two years. 

The 52-year-old shared a picture of her feet by some Jimmy Choos ahead of a night out as she poured her heart out in a very emotive post.  

For her 1000th post on the photo-sharing app, she wrote: ‘Had no idea I’d bored you with so many but need to make this one count.’

Candid: Ulrika Jonsson has taken to Instagram to thank her friends for helping her through a few 'very dark episodes' amid her marriage breakdown over a turbulent two years

Candid: Ulrika Jonsson has taken to Instagram to thank her friends for helping her through a few ‘very dark episodes’ amid her marriage breakdown over a turbulent two years

Thinking: The 52-year-old added: 'I genuinely couldn’t find my way forward; couldn’t raise my head and couldn’t make sense of life' during those tough periods'

Thinking: The 52-year-old added: ‘I genuinely couldn’t find my way forward; couldn’t raise my head and couldn’t make sense of life’ during those tough periods’

She used the post as a chance to her ‘sista-hood’ or the ‘amazing girlfriends who have kept me upright over these past two years and particularly during a few, very dark episodes.’

‘I genuinely couldn’t find my way forward; couldn’t raise my head and couldn’t make sense of life’ during those tough periods.

‘Your unwavering support; your kind words; your truths and your sharing has helped get me here. And now I’m ready to put my dancing shoes on.

Tough time: Ulrika poured her heart out in her social media post

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Tough time: Ulrika poured her heart out in her social media post

‘I love you more than I hate today’s vile hangover (a whole bottle of rum is too much apparently – who knew?)’ she said, tagging the friends that have helped her.  

‘I’m now heading downstairs to carry on cooking. Or puke. It’s one or the other. Have a lovely Christmas, everyone.’ she signed off. 

Ulrika announced her split from Brian Monet in April this year after 11 years of marriage.  

Over: She announced her split from husband Brian Monet in April after eleven years of marriage. Ulrika has spoken candidly about her insecurities during their union

Over: She announced her split from husband Brian Monet in April after eleven years of marriage. Ulrika has spoken candidly about her insecurities during their union

She has spoken candidly about her insecurities during their union, admitting she felt ‘repulsive’ during their sexless marriage. 

The broadcaster admitted earlier this month that  she became ‘quite insecure’ as a result.  

She told Metro : ‘It had a really detrimental effect on me. I started disliking myself; my body; I felt repulsive and started shutting myself off physically and psychologically.

‘I became quite insecure about myself. I think intimacy is crucial. We all know that as relationships mature, sex is no longer the swinging from the chandeliers stuff and I’ve always found that settled stage quite reassuring.

‘But there has to be some intimacy in a relationship in order to sustain it.’

And when it comes to a new romance, Ulrika added that she is looking for ‘a lot of laughs’ as well as ‘intimacy’ and ‘fun’.

Ulrika and Brian, who is believed to be 50, tied the knot in 2008 and share one son, Malcolm, 10. They began their relationship in 2006.

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In 2014, Brian also adopted her daughter Bo, now 18, from the presenter’s relationship with German hotel boss Markus Kempen.

Ulrika has two other children, Cameron, 24, from her marriage to John Turnbull (1990-1995) and Martha, 14, from her union with Lance Gerrard-Wright, (2003-2005).

Insecurities: The 52-year-old television presenter admitted she became 'quite insecure' in her third marriage as she claimed they only got intimate once in eight years

Insecurities: The 52-year-old television presenter admitted she became ‘quite insecure’ in her third marriage as she claimed they only got intimate once in eight years



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