We can often be forgiven for putting celebrities up on a pedestal and thinking of them as something more than human but, at the end of the day, they are still just like us and still go through the same things we all do. Just take British beauty Fearne Cotton, for example. Back in 2011, Fearne split from her then fiance Jesse Jenkins, which led to her falling into a state of the depression, something which she has now admitted took quite a big toll on her at the time.
Fortunately though, Fearne Cotton managed to fight her way through her dark times and come out the other side a much stronger woman. Fearne has now opened up about her experience with depression, admitting that she managed to learn some very important lessons from her dark times.
Cotton explained, "A few years ago I hit a very dark patch and lost sight of it ever passing. I was drowning in it all rather than reassuring myself that those feelings would soon pass. Rather than avoiding sorrow and darkness you have to embrace them, learn from them, grow from them. Long-term happiness is about being able to ride out the bad with the good. Rather than worrying about when that good time will pass, just bask in the joy of it."
She added, "This memory still has a dream-like quality about it. I need to learn to embrace joy more often, and not just for the big moments but for life's simple pleasures too. Happiness to me is knowing it'll all be OK in those dark times, but also embracing the gorgeous moments too. At the end of the day that's life, so let's accept it all with open arms."
These days, Fearne Cotton is married to Jesse Wood and the two stars have two beautiful children together, son Rex and daughter Honey. It is so nice to see that Fearne is now is such a happy place.