Jess Impiazzi has revealed she is actually ‘thankful’ that she discovered her ex-husband Denny Solomona had ‘cheated’ on her during their marriage.
The Ex On The Beach star, 31, admitted during a new interview with new! magazine that the ordeal gave her an ‘extra kick’ to get her where she is in life now.
The reality personality recently revealed she attempted suicide after she reportedly discovered her ex-husband Denny had cheated on her.
Candid: Jess Impiazzi has revealed she is actually ‘thankful’ that she discovered her ex-husband Denny Solomona had ‘cheated’ on her during their marriage
Jess discusses it during her new autobiography Silver Linings, which she says she warned her ex about and asked if he wanted to read it before publication.
Discussing the state of their relationship now, Jess told the publication: ‘We’re not friends and we don’t really talk. He’s moved on he’s got a baby and that’s his life now. It sounds a bit crazy when I say this, but I’m actually a bit thankful for everything that went on because I wouldn’t have got to where I am now.
‘I needed that extra kick and I think him cheating on me gave me that.’
Moving on! The Ex On The Beach star, 31, admitted during a new interview with new! magazine that the ordeal gave her an ‘extra kick’ to get her where she is in life now
Jess, who secretly tied the knot to the rugby star in 2016, said she reached ‘rock bottom’ as she realised her 15-month marriage was coming to an end during a trip to visit his family in Melbourne.
She recalled fleeing to a nearby hostel when she found out about her spouse’s alleged infidelity, before she was visited by paramedics after drinking heavily.
When asked how it affected her, Jess said: ‘It affected it big time. But what came from that was to learn to love myself more. I think that’s where I was going wrong. I wasn’t loving myself enough and how I expecting someone else to love me fully when I didn’t love me fully?’
Trying times: The reality personality recently revealed she attempted suicide after she reportedly discovered her ex-husband Denny had cheated on her
Jess added that while she is currently single and ‘focusing on herself’ she has dated other people since the split.
During a recent interview, Jess opened up about when she found out her marriage was over, and said: ‘On the second night of visiting his family I found out he had cheated on me.
‘I thought, ”This cannot be happening”, and went off to a hostel and was drinking a lot. I had never felt so lost in my life and I made an attempt on my life. Denny knew I was in trouble and sent paramedics.
‘Afterwards, I thought, ”This is your rock-bottom, now it’s time to build. There is no chance you are living like this any more”. Since that day I can see my own emotions clearly. And I’ve had no physical side-effects. I make sure I am fit and healthy.’
Denny recently welcomed his first daughter Roux, seven months, with partner Holly Unsworth.
Challenges: The screen star said the ordeal was not the only time she tried to take her own life, as her first suicide attempt came when she was 18 after suffering PTSD and depression
Heartbreaking: The Wandsworth native missed out on a scholarship at The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts in 2007 to care for her mum as she lost her vision (pictured in 2020)
The Wandsworth native added to The Sun that the ordeal was not the only time she tried to take her own life, as her first suicide attempt came when she was 18 after years of suffering PTSD and depression following her difficult childhood.
The screen star missed out on a scholarship at The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts in 2007 to care for her mum Debbie as she suddenly lost her vision.
Debbie developed uveal effusion syndrome – a rare condition that causes fluid to build at the back of the eyes.
A year before, The Seven Film star – who recently released her memoir Silver Linings – faced another family tragedy when her beloved 13-month-old nephew died of meningitis and septicaemia in her care.
Moving on: Sportsman Denny recently welcomed his first daughter Roux, seven months, with partner Holly Unsworth (pictured last month)
On the catalogue of events, she previously told New! Magazine: ‘From a young age I had to deal with a lot of domestic violence, then my nephew died and my mum went blind- it was one thing after the other.
‘It was a big build-up of all of that together. When I found out I had PTSD and had the tools to overcome it, I realised that if I hadn’t I’d probably still live in this terrified state all the time.
‘What I didn’t realise is because I had PTSD I was prone to depression and would get highs and lows.’
Decades later, Jess has managed to form a fledgling career for herself as an actress after first finding fame on reality shows like Ex On The Beach and Celebrity Big Brother.
What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.
People with PTSD often suffer nightmares and flashbacks to the traumatic event and can experience insomnia and an inability to concentrate.
Symptoms are often severe enough to have a serious impact on the person’s day-to-day life, and can emerge straight after the traumatic event or years later.
PTSD is thought to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, and was first documented in the First World War in soldiers with shell shock.
People who are worried they have PTSD should visit their GP, who could recommend a course of psychotherapy or anti-depressants.
Combat Stress operate a 24-hour helpline for veterans, which can be reached on 0800 138 1619.
The television personality bagged a horror feature flick The Seven Film following her reality television stints, as well as independent films A Dangerous Game and R.I.A.
In 2019, the TV star moved to LA with her then-boyfriend, former Hollyoaks star Charlie Chapman, who she split from months later.
She was also linked to American actor Charlie Sheen, 55, in 2016, but has since confirmed they were just friends.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Impressive: The model, who insists she’s now in a better place and recently released her memoir Silver Linings, has managed to form a fledgling career for herself as an actress