The nation was obsessed with Sophie Monk and Stu Laundy during this year’s The Bachelorette, and we’re all still swooning tbh.
While things seem all happy go lucky, Stu has revealed things haven’t been so, talking to The Sunday Telegraph of his struggles with mental health issues.
“I absolutely suffered depression. I am far from perfect.”
Stu revealed that, at the request of his former wife Rachel, he went into treatment in 2013 when their marriage broke down.
He underwent treatment for both stress and anger management, as well as depression.
"I am not really an angry guy but we had a testing three years prior, heavy workload and work commitments for me and, I guess, a stressful marriage, young children, for me it was more depression when I was inside.
"'I absolutely suffered depression. I am far from perfect. The stupid, funny situations I’ve found myself in life, I am a little bit the clown of the family and the mischief I get myself up to is good for laughs. I am a work in progress, there’s no doubt about it.”
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