Georgia Love is known for her infectious smile and happy-go-lucky personality but the former Bachelorette has opened up about facing some dark days in her past.
Speaking to Mamma Mia, the 29-year-old revealed that taking up running and weight training has helped her unleash any stress she's endured in the past few years.
Love lost her mother to pancreatic cancer just hours after The Bachelorette finale aired in 2016, and it brought on so many emotions which prompted the star to fall into a period of deep sadness.
"After my mum passed away and I finished [The Bachelorette], I had so much scrutiny from the media and public, I wasn’t working full time which got me down and I was upset about that, at the same time adjusting to this strange new life… I really wasn’t in a good place mentally,” told the site.
“That’s because so much happened and changed in my life, all in one go. I’ll never know whether it was the comedown and the pressure post-show, losing my mum, moving interstate, being unemployed… I’ll never know which one of those things hurt me more than the other because I had them all at once. Anyone of those things would really mess with someone’s head, and I had them all. I was in a pretty bad place for a while.”
Love revealed her partner Lee Elliot, good friends and discovering a routine through exercise is what helped her overcome the difficult period.
“I needed some way of clearing my head [at that time], I found that through exercise. I wasn’t working a regular job or hours then, so having a routine and getting up at the same time everyday, whether it was going to F45 or Pilates, just doing something and having a routine was the best thing for my mental health,” she said.
“I’ve changed a lot mentally over the last few years, I put a lot more time into myself. I know that’s a bit of a trend at the moment, mindfulness and looking after your headspace, but I’m really appreciative the trend came at a time when in my life I felt like I really needed it. It’s certainly helped me.”
We're glad she's finding a way to deal with her grief and wish the Channel Ten journalist all the best.
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