Danniella Westbrook says her past battle with drug addiction made her a bad mom

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Danniella Westbrook admitted that her addiction issues made her a bad mother.

Former actress EastEnders, 46, who had battled cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety, admitted her problems meant she was “not present” in her life. children Kai and Jodie.

The media personality said on her 23-year-old son’s Firecast podcast, “It only caused you heartache and pain. It is a question of consistency, love, care, stability. Okay, I’ve been clean for 14 years. But before that, your life was fucked up.

‘Your life was fucked up’: Danniella Westbrook admitted her past with drug addiction made her a bad mother (pictured with then-husband Kevin Jenkins and children Kai and Jodie in 2004)

The TV star, who shares Kai with ex Robert Fernandez and Jody, 19, with ex-wife Kevin Jenkins, added, “I’m not going to beat around the bush. You might seem like you had it all, but your life was screwed up because I wasn’t there.

Danniella said her children had given her “hard love” over the years after being “exasperated” by her antics, and apologized for being “ashamed” of their upbringing.

She explained, “You gave me hard love… there have been times you haven’t spoken to me for months because you are so exasperated.

“I know I’ve caused you a lot of hassle that you didn’t need – a lot of shame, a lot of intimidation. I don’t know if I would have love and patience if it was one of my family.

Reflection: The former EastEnders actress, 46, admitted her issues meant she was 'not present' in the lives of her children Kai and Jody

Reflection: Former EastEnders actress, 46, admitted her problems meant she was ‘not present’ in the lives of her children Kai and Jody

'I'm not making a decision today in my life without consulting you or Jodie': Now the thespian has insisted she is dedicated to making sure she is a good mom (pictured with Kai in 2017)

“I don’t make a decision today in my life without consulting you or Jodie”: Now the thespian has insisted she is dedicated to making sure she is a good mom (pictured with Kai in 2017)

The soap star has since quit drugs and alcohol, celebrating 19 months of sobriety.

Danniella shared, “I just closed that other door like it never happened. I just expect everyone to catch up with me.

“I can’t expect this just because I’m clear that everyone will suddenly forget the pain I caused. I have to realize that it might take other people a bit longer to come because I have hurt people.

Now the actress has insisted that she is dedicated to making sure that she is a good mom and that she always consults with her daughter and son on her big decisions in life.

Past: The thespian had battled cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety (pictured in 1999)

Past: The thespian had battled cocaine addiction and relapsed in 2014 after 14 years of sobriety (pictured in 1999)

She said to Kai: – be it financially, where I live, what I do – without consulting you and Jodie.

In August, Danniella claimed she was bruised after her phone was stolen by a thief with a baseball bat.

The CBB star said she reported the incident to the police by sharing the terrifying experience with her 200,000 followers on Twitter.

She wrote on the social media platform: “So my phone stole from me yesterday… some people are just scum.

Shocked: In August, the CBB star claimed she was bruised after her phone was stolen by a thief with a baseball bat

Shocked: In August, the CBB star claimed she was bruised after her phone was stolen by a thief with a baseball bat

The Walthamstow native later added: “I’m fine, I had a lot worse when I was addicted, but I wasn’t getting any younger and the shock was actually the worst.

“Phone blocked and new on the way” (sic).

A month earlier, Danniella revealed that her divorce from ex-husband Kevin had been granted, six years after their separation.

She separated from Kevin in 2014 after 13 years of marriage, subsequently asking him for divorce on Twitter on her birthday last August.

Officially ended: A month earlier, Danniella revealed that her divorce from ex-husband Kevin was granted, six years after their separation (pictured in 2002)

Officially ended: A month earlier, Danniella revealed that her divorce from ex-husband Kevin was granted, six years after their separation (pictured in 2002)

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