Danielle Lloyd is too scared to go out after suffering vile abuse
Danielle Lloyd says the barrage of abuse she has received since her ex-husband Jamie O'Hara went on 'Celebrity Big Brother' has left her scared to leave her home
Danielle Lloyd is scared to go out after receiving a barrage of online abuse on the back of her ex-husband Jamie O'Hara's 'Celebrity Big Brother' appearance.
The 33-year-old model - who has sons Archie, Harry and George with the footballer - claims her ex's appearance on the show has made everyday tasks like taking her kids to school difficult.
She said: "I had to stop watching the programme because it was causing me so much anxiety. But then the hate messages towards me from the public started appearing on my social media. At first I replied to some of the comments about me being a gold digger to let people know it wasn't true. But then I stopped because they just kept coming and getting worse. Some are really vile, calling me a slag and all sorts of swear words.
"I'm suffering from panic attacks and now I only go out when I have to because I'm frightened someone will recognise me and have a go. My chest feels really tight all the time because of the stress and anxiety and sometimes I can't breathe. Even the school run has become difficult because people are looking at me in the playground. I don't deserve this kind of abuse. It isn't fair."
The brunette beauty also fired back against claims she is a gold digger, insisting she has "always paid her own way".
She added: "At the time, he was still a successful footballer and I was a successful model. I was earning about £25,000 a week compared to Jamie's £7,000 a week.
"I had my own house in London and I'd bought myself a Bentley. The Range Rover I drive now, I bought with my own money. I've always paid my own way. I've just enrolled on a course to study interior design and photography. I know the modelling won't last forever.
"I thought we'd be together forever. We'd always say we'd never cheat on each other. I believed him totally. I would get the odd nasty message on Twitter from girls saying he had been unfaithful but I thought they were just being spiteful."
And Danielle feels hurt that her ex-husband's appearance on the show has opened up "old wounds".
She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "This has really floored me. All the abuse. It is too much. 'Celebrity Big Brother' is a game, certain things are picked up and expanded upon. People should realise that instead of attacking me for what somebody has said.
"I wished Jamie good luck before he went in there because I want him to succeed. I don't know why everybody is turning on me. I am the one paying the price. I wanted to move on from everything. Now it feels as though all my old wounds have been opened up."