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'It's hit me hard.' Gogglebox's Isabelle Silbery announced her breakup in the most classy way.

Gogglebox‘s Isabelle Silbery has sadly announced that she has split with her partner, Luke, after roughly seven months together.

The reality TV star announced the news in an emotional Instagram post this evening, detailing that while the breakup has hit her hard, she is looking at it as an opportunity to work on herself.

And is this the most healthy, classy breakup we’ve heard of? Quite possibly.

The self-described “social commentator with a social conscience” started by acknowledging that her heartbreak over the bushfires has compounded her personal heartbreak, before revealing she and Luke broke up over the holidays.

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“2020 hasn’t exactly started as I’d anticipated. The national heartbreak over the bushfires just compounded my existing personal heartbreak as Luke & I broke up before Christmas.”

Isabelle, who appears on the reality show with her mum Kerry and grandmother Emily, is the mother of a young son, and admitted they both need time to heal after the breakup.

“I don’t want to go into details but it’s enough to say that we both love each other, and now my little boy and I are adjusting to this new normal.

“Letting him go has hit me hard. It’s easy, in a break-up, to project a lot of stuff on to the other person but actually, I’ve realised that this is an invitation to understand myself better. It’s made me see that I have more work to do than perhaps I even realised: on my historical trauma, my self-awareness and many other things,” the reality star continued.

And this is exactly how we should try to move forward after a breakup.

 

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????2020 hasn’t exactly started as I’d anticipated. The national heartbreak over the bushfires just compounded my existing personal heartbreak as Luke & I broke up before Christmas. I don’t want to go into details but it’s enough to say that we both love each other, and now my little boy and I are adjusting to this new normal. Letting him go has hit me hard. It’s easy, in a break-up, to project a lot of stuff on to the other person but actually, I’ve realised that this is an invitation to understand myself better. It’s made me see that I have more work to do than perhaps I even realised: on my historical trauma, my self-awareness and many other things. I’m only sharing this because it’s important to be true to myself, and where I’m at is grieving. I also want to say to anyone else who is in the midst of this feeling, that you may feel alone but you’re not. Grief is complicated and painful but also forces learning. I’m not asking for sympathy here, but rather being honest when times are tough rather than emerging later with a big smile. And also connecting with anyone who feels sad, alone or disconnected. I see you. ❤ #grief #love #heartbreak #relationships #mentalhealth #ruok

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Silbery also took a moment to empathise with anyone similarly struggling with heartbreak.

“I’m only sharing this because it’s important to be true to myself, and where I’m at is grieving. I also want to say to anyone else who is in the midst of this feeling, that you may feel alone but you’re not.

“Grief is complicated and painful but also forces learning. I’m not asking for sympathy here, but rather being honest when times are tough rather than emerging later with a big smile. And also connecting with anyone who feels sad, alone or disconnected. I see you.”

Isabelle and Luke were introduced by Silbery’s castmate, Yvie Jones.

 

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Questioning your worth, taking a risk & letting someone into your heart as a single mum is NOT easy, let alone sharing that decision with other people!! But I feel ready to do both of those things now ????????‍♀️ I’m officially stepping off the single escalator with this beautiful man who over the past four months has shown me how I can be truly loved. He’s not just super sexy but is caring…bringing sport to people living with intellectual disabilities ???? #legend Self-sabotage can be the devil & I’m lucky to have some amazing people who saw what was happening & set me straight! Thankful to @yvie_jones for introducing me to this incredible specimen & not letting him apply for the bachelorette! ???????? I honestly couldn’t be happier❤ I wrote for @whimn (link in bio) about how Luke challenged me to redefine my “type” which may help other single-pringles tempted to run away from what’s actually the best thing for them! . #relationships #love #values #selfsabotage #bestmates

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The pair announced they were an item in August 2019 in an Instagram post, saying, “letting someone into your heart as a single mum is NOT easy… I’m officially stepping off the single escalator with this beautiful man who over the past four months has shown me how I can be truly loved.”

Here’s hoping for a wonderful fresh start and many happy times ahead for Isabelle.

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