Popular Irish influencer Dominique Nugent has defended speaking out about her dramatic breakup from her fiancé Damien.
The Dublin fashion and beauty guru revealed she had split from her long term love in September, sharing a picture of herself in what should have been her wedding gown.
After telling her followers that she had been “betrayed” by her other half, Dominique has continued to discuss the heartbreaking situation on her Instagram stories.
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To the wedding dress I’ll never get to wear 😞 Today should have been our wedding day. It should have been the happiest day of my life. I dreamed of this morning, getting ready with my bridesmaids, putting on this dress and my dad walking me up the aisle to meet you to start the next chapter of our lives together. We had it all mapped out, the wedding, the house, the kids, the growing old together. I was so excited for our future. The past few weeks have honestly been the hardest of my life and at one stage I just wanted to not be here at all. I have never felt such intense sadness or been so blindsided by anyone, to be betrayed by the person I loved the most was the most heartbreaking thing💔 I never thought I’d have to write a post like this to explain why we won’t be getting married. To have a relationship I kept private from here discussed so publicly only days after my world crumbled down around me was really tough for me. It still doesn’t feel real and I don’t know that it ever will. 6 years of my life gone in the blink of an eye and my best friend now a stranger to me. Right now I feel like I’ll never be able to get over this or trust anyone again but everyone tells me times a healer so I’m wishing the time away to hopefully feel normal again. I’m so thankful to be surrounded by such strong women in my mam and sisters even down to my 5 year old niece who have all helped me so much more than they will ever know the past couple of weeks
In a Q&A session this weekend, Dominique admitted she didn’t feel bad for speaking about the betrayal so publicly.
“I was told so many times to stop and deal with it privately,” she wrote on her stories.
“I would never be disrespectful but I have every right to talk about the effect the situation has had on me here if I so please. I don’t answer to anyone but myself.
“They knew I had an online presence and didn’t give a f*ck how humiliating it would be for me so why should I not talk about it,” she added.
During the Q&A with her 98k followers, the social media star added that she felt she “had to” address the split: “I couldn’t brush it under the carpet. It would have been so strange to go radio silent….to pretend like nothing had happened.
“I put it out there and was able to squash the small talk about it and the gossiping, and have my say on it,” she explained.
Dominique also revealed that no one had “told” her about the betrayal, but that she found out herself.
Adding that her other half first “tried to deny” any wrongdoing, Dominique explained: “But I had all the evidence I needed to never ever falter in my judgement for ending it there and then.
“Sometimes I think his shock could have been greater than mine,” she explained.