Amy Childs admits she ‘lost herself’ and reveals secret depression battle after split from Ritchie

Reality star Amy Childs has bravely opened up on her secret battle with depression after struggling with being a single mum of two.

The 29 year old former The Only Way Is Essex star admitted she “lost herself” last year after her split from boyfriend Ritchie.

Opening up about her battle with depression she said: “The truth is I lost myself last year.

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“I put on baby weight, I massively lost my confidence and I just felt really s**t in myself.

“I had split up from Ritchie and I was a single mum of two kids under two,” she told The Sun Online. “I was depressed and didn't want to do anything.”

Amy continued: “It wasn't post natal depression or anything I just completely lost myself.

“I love my kids to bits and I am so lucky to have them but I just wasn't myself anymore.

“In the end friends and family had to sit me down and do an intervention. They sat me down and said I wasn't having fun any more.

“I am a fun person but I didn't want to do anything.”

Reality star Amy gave birth to he first child, Polly, in April 2017 who she has with her ex Bradley Wright.

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Just six weeks after welcoming Polly, Amy split from Bradley, who is currently serving time in prison.

The TOWIE star recently slammed her ex Bradley for his lack of contact with his daughter.

Speaking to new! magazine, Amy said: “My dad is Polly’s dad because Brad’s never going to be around for her. I feel sorry for Polly because Brad has only seen her about four times.”

Amy added that Brad hasn't turned out to be the dad he promised he would be.

She explained: “When I had Polly he said, ‘I love her so much and will be the best dad to her’. But now look at him.”

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After splitting from Bradley, she was spotted with businessman Ritchie on holiday in the Caribbean in 2018. She later gave birth to her second child, a son with Ritchie in September 2018.

Amy and Ritchie, who stayed away from public life, split after two years together. But, the “amicable” breakup wasn’t reported until months later.

A source told The Sun Online in August: “They broke up on good terms and will remain friends. He’s still a big part of her son's life and sees her regularly.

"Her children are the biggest part of her life and they both want the best for their children."

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