Candice Brown says she had the hardest year of her life after marriage breakdown

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Candid: Candice Brown said she suffered the 'worst year of her life' after splitting from husband Liam Macaulay (pictured recently)



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Candice Brown said she suffered the “worst year of her life” after separating from husband Liam Macaulay.

The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, frankly said she didn’t know ‘how she was yet’ as she opened up about her mental health issues in a new interview.

It was revealed that Candice and her ex-tree surgeon Liam decided to go their separate ways after less than two years of marriage last July.

Candid: Candice Brown said she suffered the ‘worst year of her life’ after splitting from husband Liam Macaulay (pictured recently)

Candice has now spoken for the first time about how she has coped over the past year, as she told The Burn Chef Journal podcast:

“I had a very difficult year last year – the hardest of my life. How the hell am I still, I don’t know. But it was just a lot to absorb, 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 was also diagnosed with ADHD, hence the disorganization and forgetfulness.

Files ex: The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, candidly said she didn't know 'how she was yet' as she opened up about her mental health issues in a new interview (pictured in 2018)

Files ex: The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, candidly said she didn't know 'how she was yet' as she opened up about her mental health issues in a new interview (pictured in 2018)

Records ex: The 2016 Bake Off winner, 36, candidly said she didn’t know ‘how she was yet’ as she opened up about her mental health issues in a new interview (pictured in 2018)

She revealed: “On the days we were closed and towards the end of the year, I said, ‘I don’t know if I can do it myself if the lockdown happens again.

“I just can’t do it. I need to be on the move all the time and that silence and darkness above a brain that can be quite dark anyway was a lot.

In August, Candice hinted at her “desperation” after liking an article by artist and author Charles Mackesy, which encouraged “hang on” when “your mind is playing tricks on you.”

The message read, “Sometimes your mind plays tricks on you. It can tell you that you are no good, that everything is hopeless. But remember this; you are loved and important and you bring things to this world that no one else can. So wait.

On the same day, allegations emerged that Candice and her boyfriend had secretly separated earlier in the year.

The report claimed Liam had left the Milton Keynes pub – where the couple had previously lived together, and returned to Ampthill, Bedfordshire.

Marriage ends: The TV star hasn't had the easiest of years, which has seen her secretly separated from her two-year-old husband Liam (pictured in June 2018)

Marriage ends: The TV star hasn't had the easiest of years, which has seen her secretly separated from her two-year-old husband Liam (pictured in June 2018)

Marriage ends: The TV star hasn’t had the easiest of years, which has seen her secretly separated from her two-year-old husband Liam (pictured in June 2018)

According to The Mirror, Candice’s rep said at the time, “I can confirm that Candice and Liam split earlier this year. “

The famous baker first met Liam in the bar where he worked while studying for a degree, in 2012.

After five years of dating, the couple announced their engagement in October 2017, just over a year after their first appearance on Bake Off.

Candice exchanged nuances with her longtime sweetheart at Chateau de Varennes in Burgundy, France, in September 2018.

Wait!  In August, Candice hinted at her 'despair' after liking an article by artist and author Charles Mackesy, which encouraged to 'hang on' when 'your mind is playing tricks on you'

Wait!  In August, Candice hinted at her 'despair' after liking an article by artist and author Charles Mackesy, which encouraged to 'hang on' when 'your mind is playing tricks on you'

Wait! In August, Candice hinted at her “desperation” after liking an article by artist and author Charles Mackesy, which encouraged “hold on” when “your mind is playing tricks on you.”

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