Nick Kyrgios’ ex Chiara Passari opens up on turning to drugs and alcohol after ‘losing all hope in herself’ – as tennis bad boy tries to have his charge of assaulting her dismissed
- Nick Kyrgios has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari
- Passari has taken to Instagram to reveal her struggles with drugs and alcohol
- She also spoke about how she lost ‘all hope in love’ before moving to Brisbane
Nick Kyrgios’ ex Chiara Passari has revealed she sought comfort in drugs and alcohol during a dark period in her life in an emotional social media post.
Kyrgios has been accused of assaulting Passari, 23, and his lawyers appeared in ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday seeking to have a common assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds.
Now, his ex has taken to Instagram where she opened up on ‘losing all hope’ – and shared a photo captioned: ‘I hate myself’.
Chiara Passari has taken to Instagram to reveal how she lost ‘all hope in love, in myself and in any form of happiness or meaning’
‘From losing all hope in love, in myself and in any form of happiness or meaning,’ she wrote.
‘Never being able to genuinely smile or understand my purpose in this life. Losing all my appetite/being disgusted by food and instead looking towards alcohol and drugs to help.
‘Then spontaneously moving to a new city, hearing my laugh again, finding my people, loving food again, becoming excited for life.
‘Being closer to my family than I ever have been and starting over. It’s all in the universe’s hands and is all one big f***** up journey but all I know is we will always come out of the other end to reach the light.’
Kyrgios had an on-again-off-again relationship with Passari, who moved to Brisbane after their split, before meeting Costeen Hatzi, a 21-year-old university graduate.
Rumours swirl that he will soon announce an engagement with Hatzi.
The pair confirmed their romance in December last year, and she has become a fixture in his supporters box, cheering him on at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Kyrgios’ lawyers attempted to get his assault charge thrown out on Tuesday and asked for an adjournment so forensic mental health reports could be prepared.
They will then apply to have the matter dismissed under a section of the local crimes act.
Nick Kyrgios’ ex Chiara Passari has revealed how she battled with drugs and alcohol before moving to Brisbane
Nick Kyrgios with his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari will seek to have his assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds
The act gives magistrates the power to dismiss a charge if they are satisfied an accused is mentally impaired and dealing with a matter in that way would benefit the community along with the offender.
Kyrgios’s lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith said the tennis player’s mental health history since 2015 made the application appropriate, citing a number of public statements made by the world No.20.
In February, Kyrgios opened up on the 2019 Australian Open, saying what appeared a positive time in his life had been ‘one of my darkest periods’.
He referenced self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
‘I was lonely, depressed, negative, abusing alcohol, drugs, pushed away family and friends,’ he wrote on Instagram.
‘I felt as if I couldn’t talk or trust anyone. This was a result of not opening up and refusing to lean on my loved ones and simply just push myself little by little to be positive.’
Kyrgios’ comments come as rumours swirl he will soon announce an engagement with girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, who has joined him in Japan
Magistrate Glenn Theakston began discussing if Kyrgios would need to appear in person for the application hearing, but Mr Kukulies-Smith said his client wanted to attend.
The application hearing will be on February 3.
Speaking in Tokyo before his matter returned to court, Kyrgios said it was ‘not difficult at all’ to focus on tennis despite his pending charge.
‘There’s only so much I can control and I’m taking all the steps and dealing with that off the court,’ he told reporters.
‘I can only do what I can and I’m here in Tokyo and just trying to play some good tennis, continue that momentum and just try to do my job – and that’s play tennis, play it well.’