Gold Coast beauty Jesinta Campbell has spoken out in support of fiance Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin, who has admitted to an ongoing battle with mental health.
The former Miss Universe Australia gave other inspiring women an insight into her personal life, by speaking in length about her partners health while on the panel for the Australian Women’s Weekly Women Of The Future Awards on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old said that she had fallen even more in love with Buddy since he decided to open up and ask for help.
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“I have fallen more in love with him through this process, because he has stood up, he’s been a man, he’s owned his feelings and his emotions and he’s said ‘I’m not okay’.”
“And sometimes it’s okay to not be okay.”
Campbell said Buddy’s decision was not an easy one.
“It’s been a long struggle, and it took a lot of courage and strength to be able to do what he has done,” she said.
“He’s put his hand up and said, ‘I’m struggling. I’m struggling and I need help and I’m getting help’. And I think that is a really important thing for, not only men, but for women to do and own it. Sometimes I think we find the most power when we’re vulnerable, when we’re down.”
The football star announced he was stepping away from the Sydney Swans three weeks ago to focus on his mental health.