On the morning of January 26, Michelle Bridges and her four-year-old son, Axel, hopped in the car and headed to the beach.
On their drive, the 49-year-old was pulled over for a roadside breath test on Sydney’s New South Head Road in Bellevue Hill.
The personal trainer and TV personality returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.086.
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As a result, Bridges was handed a three-month driving ban and a $750 fine after pleading guilty in court.
After fronting the court, Bridges tearfully faced the media.
“The consequences of these actions will haunt me forever,” she said.
Now, almost two months on from her arrest, Bridges has opened up exclusively to Stellar about the “hardest two months” of her life.
In the interview, Bridges opened up about the circumstances leading to the drink driving incident, which happened as she struggled with the end of her relationship with her son’s father and fellow celebrity personal trainer, Steve ‘Commando’ Willis.
“I suppose on the outside looking in, I seemed my happy usual self. But privately I was going through a pretty stressful time on a personal level, coming to terms with my relationship breakdown,” she shared.
“I spent the evening [of January 25] with girlfriends who rallied around and do what girlfriends do, lend a shoulder, lend an ear. And with that, we were drinking. I’m not proud of that, but that’s really the case, and that was my night beforehand.”
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After giving a positive alcohol reading roadside on January 26, Bridges told police she had drunk a glass of wine and four vodka sodas from 8pm the previous night.