She’s faced a number of challenges recently, and Roxy Jacenko has admitted that she ‘fell to bits’ during her trying times.
After she was diagnosed with breast cancer just three weeks after her husband, Oliver Curtis, was sent to prison, the 37-year-old admitted she was on a ‘path to destruction.’
Roxy told Daily Mail Australia that at the time, her weight plummeted to a dangerously low 49kgs.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I was on a path to destruction’: Roxy Jacenko admits her weight plummeted to a dangerously low 49kg and she ‘fell to bits’ when she was diagnosed with cancer and her husband Oliver Curtis was sent to jail (seen in June 2016)
‘I dropped to 49kg at one point in 2016 -2017, it was a bad time for me, I was having personal issues, had been diagnosed with cancer, managing my businesses (Ministry of Talent, Sweaty Betty PR and Pixies Bows), had the two kids and a husband that was in jail,’ Roxy began, as she promoted her new salad range for Chargrill Charlies.
‘I didn’t for a period eat properly or live a healthy life – I look back now and see that I was on a path to destruction – and I did fall to bits.’
‘Fortunately that was the reality check I needed to get myself back into order, asses my life and future and make some decisions personally and professionally,’ she said.
Trim: Roxy is pictured around the time. She admitted this week: ‘I didn’t for a period eat properly or live a healthy life’
Survivor: Roxy is pictured when she battled cancer
Roxy added that Oliver – who was released from prison last June after serving 12 months of a two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit insider trading – is her biggest support.
Roxy said that Oliver only mentioned her weight when she began to look ‘unhealthy.’
She added that the pair are back on track and better then ever, and she now has her weight under control and is at a healthy weight.
‘He doesn’t comment on weight really, he only mentioned it when I began looking a little unhealthy during his incarceration – I thought I looked great!,’ Roxy said of her weight loss at the time.
Struggles: Roxy said that Oliver only mentioned her weight when she began to look ‘unhealthy’
A picture of health: Roxy is pictured recently, as she promotes her new salad range with Chargrill Charlies
‘One thing about Oli is that he is happy if I am happy – he doesn’t try and control me or what I do, just simply, he has my back.’
‘It’s now the perfect relationship and family – something until the chapter closed on his overhanging legal issues was far from perfect. 2018 is set to be wonderful.’
In July last year, Roxy revealed that Oliver had proposed again, after his release from prison.
He popped the question for the second time, at the luxurious Four Seasons in Sydney.
Sharing an Instagram snap, balloons were set up in the hotel room, which read: ‘Marry me? Again.’
The pair share two young children together, daughter Pixie, six, and son Hunter, three.
Back on track: In July last year, Roxy revealed that Oliver had proposed again, after his release from prison (seen in November)