Dan Osborne has revealed if he didn’t have kids he thinks he might have considered taking his own life following rumours that he cheated on his wife Jacqueline Jossa.
The former TOWIE star spoke about his struggles in an interview to reveal that he “can’t take any more” of the backlash he has been receiving.
The 27-year-old said his children, Teddy, five, Ella, four, and ten-month old Mia, have been the only thing to give him the strength to keep going.
Dan appeared tearful in pictures from his recent chat with New! magazine, where he admitted he felt “anxious” and “depressed” following claims he kissed Love Islander Alexandra Cane in March and got close to a PR pal in Los Angeles earlier this month.
He has branded the rumours “relentless lies”.
An emotional Dan told the publication: “Truthfully? I feel like I can’t take any more. Back in the day I made mistakes, yes, and I get harassed for it non-stop. Now it’s happening again when I’ve done nothing wrong. It’s really getting to me. If it weren’t for the kids… I honestly don’t think I’d be here.”
The father-of-three spoke on his mental health and continued: “I tell you, if I didn’t have kids, I could have done something really bad by now too. I’m not being overdramatic – this is real.
“I’ve had so many days when I just haven’t wanted to be here. I’m at the point where I don’t even want to get out of bed.”
The reality star added that the claims against him, which he’s always denied, have taken away his “confidence” and left him unable to trust people.
Jacqueline, who has been married to Dan since 2017, has now taken a break from social media following the latest reports about her husband.
The 26-year-old ex-EastEnders actress told fans last week: “I’m taking a little break from social media in general guys.”
Dan and Jacqueline were spotted on a date night in Canary Wharf last Friday. They were seen smiling as they walked along together.
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