Candice Brown says she’s had the hardest year of her life following marriage split
Candice Brown has opened up about suffering the ‘worst year of her life’ following her split from her husband Liam Macaulay.
The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, candidly expressed that she doesn’t know ‘how she is still going’ as she spoke about her mental health struggles in a new interview.
It was revealed that Candice and her tree surgeon ex Liam had decided to separate after less than two years of marriage last July.
Candid: Candice Brown has opened up about suffering the ‘worst year of her life’ following her split from her husband Liam Macaulay (pictured recently)
Candice has now spoken for the first time about how she has coped during the past year, as she told the told The Burn Chef Journal podcast:
‘I had a very difficult year last year — the hardest of my life. How the f*** I’m still going, I don’t know. But it was just a lot to take in, a lot to deal with.’
Candice, who runs her pub the Green Man in Eversholt, said: ‘Mental health is something I’ve always struggled with.
‘I also got diagnosed with ADHD, hence the disorganisation and forgetfulness.’
Ex files: The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, candidly expressed that she doesn’t know ‘how she is still going’ as she spoke about her mental health struggles in a new interview (pictured in 2018)
She revealed: ‘On the days we were shut and towards the end of the year I said, “I don’t know if I can do this on my own if lockdown happens again.
‘I just can’t do it. I need to be on the go all the time and that silence and darkness on top of a brain that can be quite dark anyway was a lot.’
Back in August, Candice hinted at her ‘hopelessness’ after liking a post by artist and author Charles Mackesy, which encouraged ‘holding on’ when ‘your mind plays tricks on you’.
The post read: ‘Sometimes your mind plays tricks on you. It can tell you you’re no good, that it’s all hopeless. But remember this; you are loved, and important and you bring to this world things no one else can. So hold on.’
That same day, claims emerged that Candice and her beau had secretly split earlier in the year.