Sad Char­lotte’s “mask­ing her pain” with booze

The for­mer Ge­ordie Shore star leaves fans con­cerned af­ter she is worse for wear on a wor­ry­ing drunken night out

Closer (UK) - - Contents - By Daisy Mclure

Af­ter ris­ing to fame on Ge­ordie Shore in 2011 and be­com­ing no­to­ri­ous for drink­ing to ex­cess, wet­ting her­self and bed­ding cast­mates on cam­era, Char­lotte Crosby vowed to clean up her act, re­veal­ing last year, “Nowa­days I don’t even want to go out, I’m so bored of all that. I don’t even drink much al­co­hol be­cause I pre­fer a night in.”

But last week, the 28 year old sparked fresh con­cern af­ter par­ty­ing in Manch­ester at a pal’s en­gage­ment cel­e­bra­tion when a photo of her passed out and cov­ered in her own vomit was posted on­line by a friend. Char­lotte later joked on­line, “Have you ever got so drunk you were sick all over your­self and had to get car­ried out of the club by your Mam and dad… Yeh I’m a mess.”

Fans were left hor­ri­fied, with one com­ment­ing, “She se­ri­ously needs help,” while an­other added, “Re­ally wor­ried about you.” And in­sid­ers tell Closer that pals are also ex­tremely con­cerned that Char­lotte – who was ar­rested for drink driv­ing in 2012 and 2016 – is once again on a dan­ger­ous path.

DE­PRES­SION

A source says, “In re­cent years Char­lotte had been say­ing she wants to clean up her act and stop the heavy booz­ing. But when she goes on a big night out, it seems she still can’t help her­self. While some pals found the photo funny, most of her clos­est friends were shocked she got her­self in to such a state and that she seems to be jok­ing about it.” In July, Char­lotte broke down in a video on so­cial me­dia af­ter she was ac­cused of bul­ly­ing Love Is­land star Dr Alex Ge­orge – fol­low­ing her tweets about his “vile pink face” and “wooden plank per­son­al­ity” – in­sist­ing, “I’m sorry if I of­fended any­one.” The Just Tat­too Of Us host was left de­pressed and in ther­apy af­ter suf­fer­ing an

ec­topic preg­nancy with for­mer co-star Gaz Bea­dle, 30, in 2016 and broke down late last year at the news that he was ex­pect­ing a baby with part­ner Emma Mcvey. Open­ing up last year, she ad­mit­ted, “I keep go­ing through these waves of de­pres­sion. I’ve felt sad be­fore and I’ve been heart­bro­ken and I’ve been stressed and I’ve thought I was a lit­tle bit de­pressed at times, but this is all of those feel­ings jum­bled to­gether times a hun­dred.”

The source adds, “Char­lotte’s gone through a tough few years and emo­tions still run high for her. When she’s feel­ing sad or stressed out, friends know she goes out and gets drunk to for­get. That’s why her binge drink­ing al­ways wor­ries them be­cause they fear it’s a sign she’s mask­ing her pain.”

Af­ter find­ing hap­pi­ness with boyfriend Joshua Ritchie, 24, ear­lier this year, Char­lotte told Closer she longed to be a mum – in­sist­ing, “I would love to start try­ing for a baby next year! I don’t want to be an old mum!”

But the pair have at times en­dured a volatile ro­mance, be­com­ing em­broiled in a fiery bust up in St Lu­cia in May and un­fol­low­ing each other on so­cial me­dia last month amid ru­mours of a split.

Open­ing up af­ter her night out last week, Char­lotte said, “I’m on my way to see my boyfriend who I lost in this whole process of be­ing so, so, so drunk. I’ve got a feel­ing he’s not go­ing to be happy with me… I think I’m go­ing to be in a dog­house.” Joshua later in­sisted to Char­lotte that ev­ery­thing was fine, but in­sid­ers say her drink­ing has been a source of ten­sion. The friend adds, “Joshua loves Char­lotte, but doesn’t al­ways like it when she’s drunk. That’s when they row. They’ve spo­ken about their fu­ture to­gether and want­ing to start a fam­ily, but Char­lotte keeps re­vert­ing to her old ways.”

SET­TING GOALS

And be­havioural psy­chol­o­gist Jo Hem­mings tells Closer she be­lieves Char­lotte needs to re­assess her per­sonal goals.

Jo says, “She needs to ask her­self what she wants out of life, where she wants to be go­ing, what’s her plan, how she’s go­ing to get there. Right now she still seems to be stuck as Ge­ordie Shore Char­lotte – maybe be­cause that show made her fa­mous and pop­u­lar and it’s al­most a com­fort blan­ket – rather than mov­ing for­ward to be­come the per­son she as­pires to be.”

Things have been rocky with Joshua She was known ways for her wild on Ge­ordie Shore

She was pic­tured cov­ered in vomit

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