Model, influencer and former Miss Universe Australia Olivia Molly Rogers has bravely spoken out about her battle with depression and anxiety in the months following her split with husband Justin McKeone.
The pair, who were married just eight months, went their separate ways in October last year, with Rogers admitting the separation affected her mental health. Although the 30-year-old feels better these days, the struggle remains fresh in her mind.
“I truly am happy right now, I feel a sense of calm and I feel content,” she wrote in an Instagram Q&A with her followers.
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“I don’t think I realised just how depressed and anxious I was last year when I was in it, but now that the dust has settled, I feel like this fog has lifted and I feel so much better.
“It’s probably the first time that I’ve been single and I’ve really taken the time to work on myself and focus on what I actually want & need in my life.”
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Last month, Rogers also shared an uplifting quote about moving on after heartbreak.
“I don’t think some people realise how powerful a broken heart can be. I know that at the time it feels like your world as you know it is ending, but the journey that comes next is magical,” the quote read.
“After your heart breaks, the love for yourself that slipped away over time slowly starts to come back, because all the love you were giving to the wrong person has nowhere to go but back home to you. You slowly realise how strong you are, you learn how to make yourself happy, how to just be your own person.”
Rogers and McKeone were married in February 2022 but announced their split on October 3 after almost five years together.
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“Justin and I have come to the difficult decision to separate as a couple,” Rogers shared in a statement posted to Instagram. “I do not wish to make any further statements about this in the near future.”
However, in December, two months after their split, Rogers had their wedding video re-edited to have McKeone removed from the footage.
“Since my ex and I broke up, my lovely videographer did an edit of our wedding video that is just me, my friends and family,” she captioned the video. “I am so grateful that I can remember the day in my own way.”
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