Vicky Pattison Opens Up On Heartbreaking Reason She Hasn't Had Children Yet
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Vicky Pattison has revealed the reason why she has decided not to start a family yet. Watch below.
The 34-year-old reality television star was a guest on Tuesday edition of This Morning to promote her upcoming documentary, Vicky Pattison: My Dad, Alcohol and Me.
Speaking with hosts Rochelle Humes and Vernon Kay about her own ‘complicated relationship with alcohol’ in the past, Vicky said she has used excuses for why she hasn’t started a family despite wanting to do so.
Rochelle asked: “Actually you would like a family but you've been a little bit reserved about that and sort of held off because you're sort of a little bit worried that perhaps your children will have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol?”
Vicky then explained: “Over the years I've had every excuse for why I've not had kids yet... I was selfish, I was too young, there was more of my career I wanted to have first."
She became emotional as she added: "If those reasons were legitimate it would have been absolutely fine but I think it was all sort of all hiding this feeling that I genuinely believed I was gonna have children that felt in some way broken, a little bit like me.”
After composing herself, she went on to add: "The documentary has helped me realise that there is an element of alcoholism that is hereditary or learned behaviour, but there is also a huge element of it that we can control if you get to it fast enough or if you have the right resources around you.
“So for the first time in my life I do feel really hopeful in that sense.”
The TV personality said making the documentary felt ‘so cathartic’ for her.
In Vicky's Channel 4 documentary, she confronts her relationship with alcohol and speaks out about the huge impact addiction and alcohol has had on those around her, including her dad.
Vicky built her fame after being filmed for the MTV reality series set in Newcastle upon Tyne as a popular party girl.
Since her early days on television, she now has a huge following of five million on Instagram but little is known about her experiences with addiction.
Growing up, Vicky’s dad was a functional alcoholic. Looking back on her childhood as an adult she can now understand better, but still struggles with just how much her family went through.
She will also investigate and undergo medical screening to find out whether there may be a genetic component to alcoholism that she may not be able to avoid.
Vicky Pattison: My Dad, Alcohol and Me airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.
If you're experiencing similar issues with addiction, you can visit Alcoholics Anonymous for advice and support, here.
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