FRANKIE Bridge said her family, friends and husband Wayne Bridge came to her rescue when she was at her lowest point.
Frankie, 32, who was tipped to win I’m A Celeb, spent weeks in hospital for mental health treatment soon after she became famous.
And she says the “wonderful” support of those closest and closest to her has pulled her through.
At the time Frankie was hospitalized, she had just started dating Wayne, 41. But she says the former Chelsea and England player will be leaving matches to be by her side.
The revelations come a day after she was caught on the show as she told camp friends about her mental health battle.
Recalling her first days in care, she said: “A few friends told me they visited me around this time, but I have absolutely no memory of them coming or staying with them.
“Either I left a lot of things empty, or the medication meant I was too exhausted to know what was going on.
“I remember my sister came. She visited as much as she could, but I never really had much to say: she just came and lay in bed with me and watched TV. But it was nice to have it. she’s close.”
Revealing the love of Wayne, whom she married in 2014, Frankie added: “Wayne is also a constant person, and absolutely amazing in all.
“Especially because we hadn’t been together that long and a lot of my worries at the time were wrapped up by how my previous relationship ended.
“Between training and playing, he would come to me whenever he could.
“He also lost a lot of weight in this time period, the lightest he’s ever suffered. Now we think it’s the stress of it all.”
Frankie added: “At the time, I didn’t realize how badly things were affecting him. As we talked about my downfall over the years, the stress it took. caused him to express both anger and sadness.”
Frankie bravely opened up about her 2011 challenge at the Open. Since then, she has spoken out repeatedly about her battle with mental illness.
Our story comes days after Sun Online revealed details of Frankie’s tough battle with OCD.
Frankie, who is facing difficult living conditions in Gwrych Castle, says her fear of cleanliness and dirt affects her the most.
In another section from her book, Open, she says: “I fought with OCD. I don’t remember ever having it as a child but as I got older and my depression and anxiety increased, I started to develop all kinds of phobias. I convert the numbers into digital clock form in my head, I count how many individual lines make up a word or number, and how many steps I take on each floor tile.
“I avoid cracks in the pavement, I count the distance between street lights when I drive, and when I walk anywhere, I always make sure I start with a certain foot.
“I still have it today. My latest form of OCD involves cleanliness and worries about germs.
“I can’t relax in some public places. It started when I was on The Saturday, when I went through the process of bringing cosmetic cutlery everywhere. We stopped at a lot of service stations and I can’t trust the knives and forks have been cleaned properly.
“When we go on vacation, a rented villa is my worst nightmare, because I worry about whether the people there are washing the cutlery properly.
“Public toilets are also an obvious issue. These anxieties mean I spend a lot of time on my vacation or out in some stressful public place and can’t relax – strictly speaking.” literally cringing in the heart.
“My OCD manifests itself in different ways.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17012165/frankie-bridge-family-friends-husband-wayne-bridge-rescued-lowest/ Frankie Bridge reveals how family, friends and husband Wayne Bridge rescued her when she was at her lowest