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Following her stint in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, Michelle Heaton has opened up about how her struggles impacted her husband Hugh Hanley and their two children.
The singer, who credited pal Katie Price for saving her life, said her spouse was left to raise their two children, Faith, nine, and Aaron, seven, as a single parent.
The 41 year old told The Sun: "I felt like a bad mother – the worst. I'm so lucky I've got two beautiful children.
"They just want to see mummy well and they want to have 'fun mummy'. They just want me to play football with them, they want me to do their hair.
"It was those simple things that I wasn't able to give them."
The former Liberty X star went on to reveal that her kids picked up on some of the signs of her addiction.
She continued: "I never put them at risk in a physical way, but they saw me being sick and were worried about mummy and wondering why she shouted.
"And my husband wondered if I'd be alive when he woke up."
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Michelle said her addiction began to affect her marriage, with her bizarre behaviour convincing Hugh that she was seeing somebody else behind his back.
"There'd be an argument where I'd storm off and then get out the vodka," she expressed.
"I wasn't having an affair, but I was in love with alcohol. There's the sneaking around, the lies. It's protection of your addiction.
"Yet he stood by me the whole time. I wouldn't have stayed with me, I don't know how he's still here. If he had left it would have been the tipping point for me."
The brunette beauty's admissions come as she shared a heartwarming snap of the moment she reunited with her family after her stay at The Priory.
The mum-of-two, who was praised by Kerry Katona, took to her Instagram feed to post a picture of herself hugging her husband Hugh and children Faith and Aaron.
The family-of-four appear to be happier than ever as they embraced on the steps of The Priory.
Michelle captioned the picture: "6 days ago.. on the steps of the @priorygroup.
"@hughhanley Faith & AJ you are my world. I've been given a second chance at life and I know I'm lucky to have that."
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