Appearing on Channel 7’s Sunday Night, Nicola Robinson Evans spoke about her decision to have her breast implants removed.
“I didn’t actually like them. They were making me sick and essentially ageing me. So it just made perfect sense to me that they had to go,” the 41-year-old former model and wife of My Kitchen Rules host Pete Evans said on the program. “I’ve had to have a number of surgeries to correct ongoing complications. It’s been a painful, expensive process.”
Later, on Instagram, Nicola revealed why she had breast implants in the first place – and it was pretty heartbreaking.
Feeling honoured to be able to share my own personal journey on @sundaynighton7 alongside inspirational women who also feel the importance of being open & honest about their experiences with breast implants & the very real consequences of such an invasive procedure! I let go of the guilt & the deep regret that I carried after naively choosing to pay someone to slice open my chest & insert two viral adjuvants inside of me, once I gratefully woke????up over a year ago after undergoing the very intricate en-bloc explant procedure of removing them. I’ve also let go of the reasons as to why I chose to drastically alter my body in the first place, because that’s just not my story anymore, as I perceive all of those occurrences transpired ‘for’ me, not ‘to’ me. The detoxification of the numerous toxic ingredients that when combined are called silicone is very real & ongoing! I do still periodically experience BII (breast implant illness) symptoms, particularly tip to toe swelling (inflammation). However, in every moment I’m actively growing new, neural pathways, that are endlessly rooted in unconditional love, trust & acceptance rather than the fear based belief systems that I accumulated & used as a form of protection in the past. I feel it’s important to express the fact that I blame no one, not even myself for my choices & I’m candidly communicating my perception of breast implants with the pure intent for us all to choose self love over judgement. In a world filled with so much wonder filled love & awe, yet so much undeniable, heartbreaking affliction too, may we all feel our innate & eternal connection to all life & evolve with graceful, passionate compassion for ourselves & others. ????by epic ensemble @flymyprettiesnz ❤️????
Responding to a comment on her post about the show, Nicola spoke of her life-long struggle with low self-esteem and admitted she had tried to fix this in “destructive ways”.
She also revealed she blamed herself for her mum’s nervous breakdown when Nicola was just three.
“15 years, prior to her marriage to my Dada, she lived with a man who tormented her emotionally and physically, she had two sons with him and was terrified to leave due to the threat that he would hunt her down if she did,” she wrote.
Although her mum had eventually “found the courage” to escape and had gone on to meet Nicola’s father and fall pregnant, she was still traumatised by her previous relationship, which lead to a nervous breakdown.