Made In Chelsea star Tabitha Willett has told how she is ‘tearful and overwhelmed’ at the prospect of ‘entering the last year of her twenties as a single mother.’
The mother-of-one, 28, described in an emotional Instagram Story how the ‘last thing’ she wants to do is celebrate her birthday on Saturday.
Tabitha, who recently announced her split from her fiancé Fraser Carruthers, 37, described how she was going to ‘practise gratitude’ and ‘enjoy the day’.
Open: Made in Chelsea’s Tabitha Willett, 28, has revealed how she is ‘tearful and overwhelmed’ at the prospect of ‘entering the last year of her twenties as a single mother’ on Friday
The influencer, who shares daughter Ottilie, 16 months, with Fraser, took to her Instagram Story on Friday and penned a heartfelt account of her feelings.
Alongside a sweet picture of her with Ottilie at a summer picnic, she wrote: ‘It’s my birthday tomorrow. Literally the last thing I feel like doing is celebrating.
‘It actually makes me quite tearful and overwhelmed as I am entering the last year of my twenties as a single mother.
Family: The influencer, who shares daughter Ottilie, 16 months, (pictured) with Fraser, took to her Instagram Story on Friday and penned a heartfelt account of her feelings
‘Going to try to practise gratitude and all the things I am thankful for and enjoy the day with my family.’
It comes after Tabitha announced her separation from Fraser – a friend of Prince Harry – in a heartfelt Instagram post earlier this month expressing her ‘sadness’ at their inability to make it ‘work’.
The influencer has since moved into her new flat with Ottilie and described how her ‘love for home decor growing by the day’.
Alongside a sweet picture of her with Ottilie at a summer picnic, she wrote: ‘It’s my birthday tomorrow. Literally the last thing I feel like doing is celebrating’
Taking to her Instagram Story earlier this month, a teary-eyed Tabitha explained she is looking to the future and focussing on work projects as she thanked fans for their support.
She said: ‘Firstly I want to say such a huge huge thank you to all my followers, friends and family for their overwhelming support. It’s obviously come as a huge shock to most people but it’s obviously not for me as I’ve known for ages.
‘Now that everything is now in the open I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and I can now talk about it and talk about the struggles and stuff that I have been getting on with.
Candid: Tabitha has said she is ‘moving forward’ after splitting from her fiancé Fraser Carruthers as she admits she’s happy the news is ‘out in the open’
‘I had my first weekend without Ottilie the other weekend and it was really difficult, it was just really really sensitive’.
Tabitha went on to explain the change in her living arrangement following the shock split: ‘I went to go and see a flat yesterday and I put in an offer on it and that means Ottilie and I could get into a new home pretty soon.’
Becoming visibly emotional she signed off saying: ‘There’s lots to be excited for in the future and I’m just trying to be positive. But I’m really happy now it’s out in the open and we can move forward.’
She also shared a message at the end of her string of videos saying: ‘Got a bit tearful so leaving it there but from the bottom of my heart thank you, there is lots to look forward to in the future and I thank God everyday for my incredible family, support system, you all and my opportunities’.
Speaking out: Taking to her Instagram Story earlier this month, a teary-eyed Tabitha explained she is looking to the future and focussing on work projects as she thanked fans for their support
Tabitha announced her split from club mogul fiancé Fraser earlier this week after the couple were forced to postpone their July wedding.
She shared a sweet picture of her, Ottilie, and Fraser’s hands as well as the paw of their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as she shared the sad news with her followers.
Tabitha praised Fraser, who counts Prince Harry as one of his friends, as ‘the most incredible father’ to Ottilie and revealed how the couple ‘still love each other very much’.
Fraser re-posed the picture to his 6,239 Instagram followers and quoted the same caption.
In the touching Instagram post, Tabitha penned: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to share some incredibly personal news.
Heartfelt: Tabitha announced her split from club mogul fiancé Fraser earlier this month after the couple were forced to postpone their July wedding
‘After months of consideration and many long and thoughtful conversations, Fraser and I have decided to separate. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly hard time for us as a family.’
The reality star added: ‘This year has provided so many uncertainties and forced us to postpone and eventually cancel our wedding as well as being new and full time parents and government closures of businesses.
‘Ottilie is our world and remains our number one priority. We also share so much love and respect for one another and our beautiful daughter and we are eager for her to grow up watching us mature into a modern family, as close friends.
Upset: In a touching Instagram post, Tabitha penned: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I wanted to share some incredibly personal news’
‘Fraser is the most incredible father and it fills me with great sadness that we have been unable to make our relationship work.’
She ended: ‘We still love each other very much and know that our future is better and more stable this way.
‘As we find our feet and navigate our new relationship, we ask for respect and kindness.
Doting: The mother-of-one shares adorable daughter Ottilie, 14 months, with Fraser
‘We may be a little quieter than usual as we settle into our new normal and we thank you in advance for your love and support.
‘This is all Fraser and myself will be commenting on this matter at this delicate time.
‘The community that we have formed together on this platform means the world to me and I am looking forward to sharing our ongoing journey as honestly and openly as I am able to, with you. With love, Tabitha, Fraser and Ottilie.’
Sweet: Tabitha met Fraser, in 2016 when she worked as a marketing director at his private members club Albert’s
Fraser proposed during a trip to Miami in November 2019, with a three-carat diamond engagement ring designed by Eden Rocks, the company run by MIC pal Spencer who was also expected to attend the wedding.
Tabitha was originally set to exchange vows with Fraser at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, south-west London, in July in front of a host of friends, family and celebrity guests.
However, the pandemic scuppered their plans, and they had planned to get married at a register office and hold a reception in a Chelsea restaurant.
Moving on: Tabitha was originally set to exchange vows with Fraser at Fulham’s Hurlingham Club in July in front of a host of celebrity guests (pictured in December 2018)
Their delayed wedding date also meant that their 14-month-old daughter Ottilie would have been able to walk down the aisle with them.
Made In Chelsea co-stars and new parents, Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh were also expected to attend the intimate wedding ceremony.
Tabitha met Fraser in 2016 when she worked as a marketing director at his private members’ club Albert’s, named after his great-great-great-great grandfather, which counts Prince Harry as one of its favourite patrons.
Wow: The reality star showing off her pear-shaped diamond ring from Spencer Matthews jewellery brand
Fraser also co-owns popular Chelsea-based club Raffles, and Mahiki in Kensington – a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, as well as owning a property company and having just launched a new Sake brand with Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock.
After moving in with Fraser in November 2017 the pair split up, with Tabitha throwing herself into filming MIC.
However they pair began to rekindle things and Tabitha left the show upon discovering she was pregnant with a little girl in January 2019.
Business: Fraser co-owns popular Chelsea-based clubs Albert’s and Raffles, and Mahiki in Kensington- a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, as well as owning a property company and having just launched a new Sake brand with Made In Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock