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New details emerge of Rebekah Vardy’s sexual abuse

She shocked her fellow I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! camp-mates after revealing she attempted to take her own life aged 14.

And now a close confidant of Rebekah Vardy’s has discussed how the WAG’s life was turned upside down after she experienced years of harrowing sexual abuse by a family friend.

Speaking to The Mirror, a friend of the reality star, 35, revealed new details of Rebekah’s shocking ordeal which led her to attempt suicide.

 

Candid: A close confidant of Rebekah Vardy’s has discussed how the WAG’s life was turned upside down after she experienced years of harrowing sexual abuse by a family friend

The pal began: ‘He didn’t rape her. But he would grab her boobs, he tried to shove his hands down her trousers if he could. 

‘There was a time he was trying to grab her behind a bush and then someone came walking up the path and he just shoved into this bramble bush. She started drinking, getting into fights at school, she became the black sheep of the family. Then she tried to take an overdose.’

Her friend revealed that she was thankfully rescued in the nick of time by a passerby who forced her to vomit following her attempt.

Unfortunately for Rebekah however the abuse continued and when she tried to tell her mother about her secret ordeal, she was kicked out of her family home.  

Brave: Speaking to The Mirror, a friend of the reality star, 35, revealed new details of Rebekah's shocking ordeal which led her to attempt suicide

Brave: Speaking to The Mirror, a friend of the reality star, 35, revealed new details of Rebekah’s shocking ordeal which led her to attempt suicide

Harrowing: The pal began: 'He didn’t rape her. But he would grab her boobs, he tried to shove his hands down her trousers if he could'

Harrowing: The pal began: ‘He didn’t rape her. But he would grab her boobs, he tried to shove his hands down her trousers if he could’

‘It carried on,’ the pal added. ‘When she tried to tell her mum about it she was kicked out of her house because she mum didn’t believe her. She was given a bin bag full of her stuff and had the door slammed in her face.’

Initially her friend told the publication that she believed Rebekah would end up homeless but thanks to the help of another pal she had a couch to sleep on and got a job as a glass collector in a local pub. 

MailOnline have contacted Rebekah Vardy’s rep for comment. 

Last month, Rebekah opened up to the panelists of Loose Women in a candid interview about her abuse.

She explained: ‘In my early teens, I experienced numerous unpleasant incidents. It was someone pretty close to my family, I had conversations with numerous members of my family about it.

Shocking: Her friend revealed that she was thankfully rescued in the nick of time by a passerby who forced her to vomit following her attempt

Shocking: Her friend revealed that she was thankfully rescued in the nick of time by a passerby who forced her to vomit following her attempt

Coming to her aid: Initially her friend told the publication that she believed Rebekah would end up homeless but thanks to the help of another pal she had a couch to sleep on and got a job as a glass collector in a local pub

Coming to her aid: Initially her friend told the publication that she believed Rebekah would end up homeless but thanks to the help of another pal she had a couch to sleep on and got a job as a glass collector in a local pub

‘I got persuaded not to take it any further. I made quite a few bad mistakes when I was growing up, which I now link back to that. I was troubled child, I didn’t know what direction to take… but it’s really important that I came through it.’ 

In 2016, Becky first revealed she was sexually assaulted for three years as a teenager and had fallen out with her mother over it.  

The mother-of-four explained that it was the reason her mother Alison and other family members did not attend her lavish wedding to Jamie earlier that year.

Becky admitted that she is no longer on proper speaking terms with her mother because she ‘didn’t believe her’ when she told her as a teenager that she was being abused.

Frank: Last month, Rebekah opened up to the panelists of Loose Women in a candid interview about her abuse

Frank: Last month, Rebekah opened up to the panelists of Loose Women in a candid interview about her abuse

The man, who she described as a ‘friend of the family’, first assaulted her when she was 13 years old and continued the abuse almost once a week for the following three years.

Recalling the abuse during a Loose Women interview in October, Becky – who has children Megan, 12, and Taylor, seven, from past relationships, and Sofia, three, and Finlay, 10 months, with Jamie – said she only talked about it after having therapy to cope with her post-natal depression.

She said: ‘After I suffered post natal depression with Taylor and I didn’t even want to leave the house at that point, the doctor persuaded me that I needed medication and to go to therapy. 

‘I was made to feel like it was my fault, it’s one of those things that you don’t discuss. Having children of my own, I would never want anything like this to happen to them.’

Becky went on to reveal that her troubled teenage years led her to make poor relationship decisions – until she met her husband Jamie.

Happy: Becky went on to reveal that her troubled teenage years led her to make poor relationship decisions - until she met her husband Jamie

Happy: Becky went on to reveal that her troubled teenage years led her to make poor relationship decisions – until she met her husband Jamie

She said: ‘I’ve made some horrific choices with men, I get blackmailed and harassed by certain people. I’m still dealing with it now.

‘I didn’t tell Jamie straight away, it was one of those conversations that is difficult. It still is difficult. Jamie is so supportive, he likes that I’m able to stand on my own two feet. Up until him I didn’t trust anyone.’  

In the midst of the pressures that the jungle life brings, Rebekah opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!

The brunette beauty candidly discussed her battle with post nataldepression with her second child Taylor with her jungle pals, bravely revealing she contemplated suicide as a teenager. 

Candid: Rebekah opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!

Candid: Rebekah opened up about her mental health struggles with her fellow campmates Iain Lee, 44, and Stanley Johnson, 77, on Tuesday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!

Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio. 

The comedian – who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday’s show – revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in.

He began: ‘We have phone ins and we try and extract stories from the people that call in, we talk a lot about mental health and depression.’

To which Stanley asked: ‘As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?’

Chat: Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio

Chat: Huddled around the campfire, Stanley asked controversial broadcaster Iain about his radio show The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee on talkRadio

Honest: The comedian - who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday's show - revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in

Honest: The comedian – who had overcome tensions with Stanley on Monday’s show – revealed that mental health and depression regularly get discussed on-air, admitting that the subject matter comes from his listener who call in

Answering his frank question, Iain revealed that he has suffered with depression and has had suicidal thoughts. 

‘I wouldn’t put it quite like that but in essence that question would be asked because I’ve had suicidal thoughts in the past. I’ve been there’ he said. ‘It is the biggest killer of men, suicide, between 30-45’.

Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager.

She explained: ‘You draw from experience don’t you, I tried it when I was younger this when I was 14.’

Question: To which Stanley asked: 'As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?'

Question: To which Stanley asked: ‘As an interviewer would you say to a person do you often feel like killing yourself?’

Brave: Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager

Brave: Overhearing their conversation, Rebekah added to their discussion by sharing her own mental health struggles, revealing that she attempted to take her own life after shocking experiences of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a teenager

Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help. 

‘Wow, that’s incredible, I’m sorry to hear that,’ he said. ‘It breaks my heart to think that as a 14 year old you would consider doing something like that but it is really common, did you get help?’

The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she’s couldn’t run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six.

She confessed: ‘No. Because when I was that age it was something that was pushed under the carpet and it had such a bad effect on me and I made such horrific decisions in life and I got to a point after I had my second child where it just hit me and it does because you can’t run from it forever and that is what I was doing.

Shocked: Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help

Shocked: Taken aback by her confession, Iain admitted that he was heartbroken hearing that she suffered with mental health issues so young and asked if she ever looked for help

Frank: The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she's couldn't run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six

Frank: The mother-of-four explained that she pushed her issues to one aside but she’s couldn’t run from her problems any longer after welcoming her second child Taylor, six

‘I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it.’

Stanley added: ‘I heard it can sometimes hit women after their second child.’

Becky continued: ‘It was a knock on effect after that.  

‘I had CBT therapy which changes your brain’s thought process, I had counselling and I was on anti-depressants for a while and then all of a sudden things just started getting better because you learn to deal with things and you need to talk and talk helps you overcome so many things. It is so different now.’

Listening: Stanley listened carefully as Rebekah shared her story

Listening: Stanley listened carefully as Rebekah shared her story

Sharing: She added: 'I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it'

Sharing: She added: ‘I had really bad post natal depression with my second, it’s like Pandora’s box opens and when it opens you have to deal with it’

Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children’s generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo. 

He said: ‘For my kids’ generation the way will be cleared slightly, I’m not proud that my head went that way, but it’s not a weakness.

Agreeing, Jamie Lomas added: ‘The mind is a powerful tool. If you let it run away with itself, it will do.’

Taboo: Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children's generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo

Taboo: Following her open conversation, Iain hoped his children’s generation will pave the way for mental health to no longer be a taboo

Grateful: After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them

Grateful: After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them

After their deep discussion, Iain thanked Becky for sharing and being so honest with them.

Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to ‘nasty men’ in her teens and 20s.

She posted the details in a poignant Instagram essay in October as women from the music, modelling and movie industries continue to come forward with their stories.

She simultaneously praised her footballer husband Jamie Vardy, with whom she shares two children, for being kind and supportive and giving her the life she loves. 

Dicussions: Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to 'nasty men' in her teens and 20s

Dicussions: Just last month, Becky took to Instagram to share her struggles with mental health after fell victim to ‘nasty men’ in her teens and 20s

 



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