Pop star, who recently married a French restaurant tycoon, opens about the mental breakdown post her divorce with footballer Ashley Cole in September 2010
London: Ashley Cole's ex-wife Cheryl reflected upon the tough times she endured after breaking up with English footballer.
Ashley Cole and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at an event recently (Pic/Getty Images)
The 31-year-old pop singer, who secretly married French restaurant tycoon Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini a fortnight ago, opened up about the mental breakdown post her divorce with the footballer in September 2010.
In an interview to The Timesmagazine, she said: "I was borderline. I was walking crazyville. I had no fire in my belly. I didn't feel passionate any more, just a bit dead. Getting out of bed was difficult.
'Just couldn't sleep'
"I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat properly. Trying to go to sleep, and suddenly when you're sleeping, the world gets loud."
The 31-year-old singer took a couple of years' break from the limelight to put her life back on track. "You know what I also realised these past years? I refuse to let somebody else's s***** behaviour change me fundamentally.
"Because you treat me like s***, I'm not going to become bitter and twisted. I'm going to remain the person I am, with the values and beliefs that I had, and let you deal with your s***."
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