Laura Whitmore has shared on how lockdown helped her to grieve for pal Caroline Flack.
Caroline tragically took her personal life in February this yr.
And Laura has stated that it had been particularly onerous on the time as a result of her grief had been “so public.”
Lockdown, due to this fact, gave her the “privateness and time” that she wanted.
Chatting to the Ladies’s Well being Going for Aim podcast, Laura stated: “I really feel it is OK to grieve privately should you select to.
“I discovered it actually troublesome as a result of it was so public, that is why lockdown was actually nice, if I am sincere, as a result of I had that privateness and I had that point.”
She later added: “On the time, I did not cope with it as a result of I in all probability wasn’t able the place I might as a result of I used to be nonetheless doing Love Island.
“I’ve by no means misplaced somebody in my group of pals who’s so younger.
“It is onerous, I might get tagged in one thing by a fan account of Caroline and I am going to assume it’s Caroline and it is solely now it is hit me that is not her.”
And Laura’s additionally had to deal with a loss of life within the household, after her cousin died of Covid-19.
“It has been a troublesome yr for thus many and so much have misplaced folks earlier than their time,” she remarked.
“My cousin handed away of coronavirus throughout lockdown, he was solely in his 40s in Eire.”
Regardless of the pandemic throwing all her plans up within the air, Laura additionally admitted that it has been “good” for her to remain put for some time.
“I am that particular person that does not like to remain nonetheless and perhaps to my detriment generally,” she continued.
“I’ve at all times received a suitcase and I am at all times going someplace. I have been pressured to remain nonetheless and I believe it has been good for me. My physique wanted a break badly when March got here.
“I used to be pressured to take a break. It has been so, so necessary for me to cope with loads of issues have occurred this yr.”
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