Lindy Klim credits ex-husband Michael for helping her overcome depression and crippling shyness – as she reflects on their ‘painful’ divorce
They may have split in acrimonious circumstances, but Lindy Klim has only words of praise for her ex-husband Michael.
Speaking to Sunday Life, the Balinese princess, 42, praised her Olympic swimmer ex for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their near-decade long marriage, insisting she ‘wouldn’t be where she is today’ without him.
Lindy explained that she was suffering from depression from a recent traumatic break-up in 2004, but that all changed when she met Michael three months later.
‘Without Michael I wouldn’t be where I am today’: Lindy Klim, 42, has praised her Olympic swimmer ex Michael, 43, for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their near-decade long marriage. Pictured together in 2014
‘I was so thin from being depressed from my break-up and was the only one who could fit into this Alex Perry dress,’ she recalled.
After successfully healing her broken heart, Michael embarked upon a mission to help Lindy strengthen her self-confidence.
Describing the athlete as ‘driven’, Lindy revealed: ‘[Michael] really took me under his wing; I was painfully shy and without Michael I wouldn’t be where I am today.’
‘I was so thin from being depressed’: Lindy explained that she was suffering from depression from a recent traumatic break-up when she met Michael in 2004
‘He taught me how to be confident when I speak in public’: After successfully healed her broken heart, Michael embarked upon a mission to help Lindy strengthen her self-confidence
‘He taught me how to be confident when I speak in public,’ she added.
Unfortunately, the high-profile couple’s marriage ended acrimoniously in February 2018, with Lindy describing the ordeal as ‘painful’ and ‘traumatic’.
The pair have since made made amends for the sake of their three children daughters Stella, 13, and Frankie, eight, and 11-year-old son Rocco.
Keeping it together: Michael and Lindy maintain a united front to co-parent their three children. The former couple are pictured with Rocco, Frankie and Stella in happier times in 2014
‘The relationship Michael and I have is incredible,’ she told Stellar magazine recently.
‘We have been able to come through such a difficult time, and that’s not to say I am going to sugarcoat it.’
‘We are always going to have difficult moments that come up, but at least we can speak about it as adults and we can just not have the anger behind it anymore.’
Blended family: Michael is on good terms with Lindy’s new husband Adam. Pictured: Rocco, Michael, Goldie, Frankie, Adam and Stella
Three months after her separation from Michael, Lindy fell into the arms of British property developer Adam Ellis.
The pair went on to marry in August 2018, a year after they welcomed their first daughter together, Goldie, in 2017.
Lindy currently resides in Bali, but shares custody of Stella, Frankie and Rocco with their father Michael, who lives in Australia.
Home and Away: Lindy currently resides in Bali, but shares custody of Stella, Frankie and Rocco with their father Michael, who lives in Australia