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The mother-of-seven explained that the stress of so many traumatising experiences in one timeframe left her feeling suicidal at one point.
“I’ve had days when I’m stressed out about a court case, when someone threatens to publish my phone number and then I’m served some more papers,” the 34-year-old told Stellar magazine.
“And I’m just lying on my bed thinking ‘I could just jump off that balcony, it would be so much easier than dealing with all the things I have to deal with’,” she continued.
It wasn’t until Constance thought about her friends with terminal cancer that she felt as though she needed to ‘get a grip’.
Constance was dealing with two lawsuits against her for breach of contract, whilst she was also in the process of divorcing her ex-husband Bill Mahon, who publicly alleged that she had cheated.
“That’s definitely clipped my wings,” Constance says of the legal matters she’s faced. “I might be having a sh*t day because of that, but I can’t really talk about it, legally.”
Now, however, Constance believes the hardest struggle is behind her.
“I think that is all behind me now, though,” she told Stellar. “I think that after everything I’ve gone through, nothing is going to stress me out, career-wise.
“I love, love, love what I do now and I am not as affected by the hatred. It was obviously something I had to go through to learn that lesson.”
Earlier this year, Constance opened up to Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast about her experiences with making, and spending, money.
In total, Hall had sold 175,000 copies of her book, with each copy selling for $27. While costs such as printing and distribution were significant, Like A Queen made Hall ‘rich’ in every sense of the word.
“A lot of money came in, and then a lot of money came out,” she said.
“I bought a house… and then there’s like your tax, and the people you have to pay, I don’t know where all the money went.