Rebecca Humphries has written an opinion piece in honour of World Kindness Day, expressing her thanks for the kindness she’s received since finding herself at the centre of a media storm last month.
Five weeks ago, Rebecca’s now-ex Seann Walsh made headlines when he was caught on camera kissing his ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional partner Katya Jones, after a night out.
With all eyes (and the nation’s media) suddenly turned towards Rebecca, she made the decision to take back control of the narrative, calling out the comedian for his “unacceptable” behaviour.
This behaviour, as she described in a statement she posted on Twitter, included him branding her a “psycho” when she questioned whether anything was going on with Katya, and leaving her on her birthday to spend the evening with his dancing partner.
Rebecca’s statement – which famously concluded that she’d “taken the cat” – was hailed as inspirational by many women who had been in similar situations, which she has now reflected on in an opinion piece for Vogue magazine.
Describing the last few weeks as “revelatory”, she wrote: “On October 8, I had an aim: to present a more fully formed and accurate version of a woman than the neater, simpler character of ‘spurned partner’ that was already being run with.
“The woman whose truth I was standing up for was myself. In doing so came revelation number one; that of a strength and resoluteness I had forgotten I possessed.
“That’s the self aggrandising out of the way. Secondly, were the more palpable revelations. Stories and accounts that have since been splashed across the front pages by complete strangers about the most personal, deeply heartfelt aspect of my life.
“But perhaps the biggest shock (no mean feat), has been of the thousands of people who recognised the Wonder Woman behind that statement was at the same time…