Love Island's Jamie Jewitt Opens Up About Secret Battle With Depression
As he credits Camilla Thurlow with turning his life around.
Love Island's Jamie might have made a name for himself being a Calvin Klein model before embarking on the romance of a generation in the villa, but he's now opened up about his secret struggle with depression.
The floppy-haired Essex lad has been busy volunteering at a refugee camp in Northern Greece with girlfriend Camilla Thurlow, and it's her enthusiasm for helping others that has taught him to value what's really important in life.
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In an interview with The Sun, Jamie revealed that his lifestyle as a model wasn't in the least bit helpful for his mental health.
“I had a decent life before going on Love Island. I lived a flash life being a model but coming from that I was very depressed. I wasn’t at all happy," he said.
As for joining Camilla on her mission to bring awareness to the plight of refugees, he continued: “I know being with Camilla and working on projects like this make me smile and that’s what I’m doing at the moment.
"We haven’t left each other’s side since we left the villa. We’ve only had three days apart since the end of the show."
Jamie then revealed that even though he's always wanted to volunteer at conflict zones overseas, it was only through spending time with the bomb disposal expert that he decided to turn that dream into a reality.
“It is incredible to have met someone like Cam who has the same interests as me, which is why we still getting on so well now," he revealed. "She has done some amazing things in her life and I am so lucky she is nice enough to let me come along with her."
This comes as Camilla marked World Humanitarian Day with a passionate message about the protection of civilians: "It is this compassion and empathy that reminds us of the very best of humanity, and to believe that equality and justice are worth fighting for."
Always great to hear people with influence opening up about the topics that really make a difference in the world.
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