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Ex-Voice star Jamelia bounces back from 'negative head-space' after vile online bullying hell


Ex-Voice of Ireland star Jamelia has said she feels more positive after so much support following her online bullying hell.

The Loose Women panellist last week told of her suffering after being hit with sexist and racist abuse through Twitter.

But the 34-year-old now feels much happier and is glad to have been able to bounce back from the weeks of horror.


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She said: “When I got trolled I became aware of myself being drawn into a negative head-space and the only way to deal with it was to raise some sort of awareness and maybe shock people into the impact that it has.

“The response to my tweet has been absolutely overwhelming. I actively pursue happiness. I don’t subscribe to any negativity, I’m not interested in anything that makes me feel bad.

“I cry, I make sure I get it out if there’s anything wrong with me. I’m really committed to maintaining a happy lifestyle.”

Nicky Byrne, Jamelia, and Steve Cooney at RTE

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Meanwhile Jamelia said she wants to be in a good place to support her girls – Teja, 13 and nine-year-old Tiani – especially when it comes to their diet after her own body issues.

She said: “After I had my second daughter, I dropped to a size six because I restricted what I ate. I felt it was trendy to be skinny but I wasn’t happy… I’ve come to realise that good food makes you feel good.”

She added: “I want to set a good example for my daughters so I would never talk about dieting to them or be negative about my body in front of them.

“I want to promote a positive body image to my daughters so they can grow up feeling happy and confident about themselves.”