Stephanie Davis appeared in good spirits on Friday as she enjoyed a girls’ night out in Manchester for Valentine’s Day.
The Hollyoaks star, 26, stunned in a metallic asymmetrical mini dress which featured an intricate floral design with purple and green hues.
Stephanie’s gown was nipped-in at the waist which accentuated the star’s toned physique.
Celebrate: Stephanie Davis appeared in good spirits on Friday as she enjoyed a girls’ night out in Manchester for Valentine’s Day
For dramatic effect, the reality star teamed the silver dress with a matching pair of thigh-high heeled boots.
The beauty wore her long raven locks out in large curls that bounced over her shoulders and down her back.
She accentuated her features with a strong smouldering eye and added a touch of bronzer to either side of her face, while opting for a dark nude lip.
Wow: The Hollyoaks star, 26, stunned in a metallic asymmetrical mini dress which featured an intricate floral design with purple and green hues
Galentine’s day: For dramatic effect, the reality star teamed the silver dress with a matching pair of thigh-high heeled boots
The girls’ night out comes after the star revealed that she tried to kill herself last year and was rushed to intensive care in an emotional post last Friday.
Stephanie who insisted she is in a ‘really good place right now’, admitted she was sharing the candid message to help her fans.
Detailing her mental health battle, Stephanie shared a photo of herself sitting on a pier overlooking a lake, a snap of herself kissing her son Caben-Albi, three, and an emotionally distressing video of herself recording her final goodbye.
She penned alongside the post: ‘Swipe right to read>> THIS IS NOT NOW, I’m in a really good place right now, I wanted to share this from what I went through last year.
Distressing: The girls’ night out comes after the star revealed that she tried to kill herself last year and was rushed to intensive care in an emotional post last Friday (pictured after being reunited with son Caben, three, following her hospital stay last year)
‘Makes me feel sick watching this, I just remember the darkness, body trembling I was that mentally and physically exhausted!!!!
‘I felt like my body gave in too not just my head, the only way I can describe it is everything shut down & I didn’t have any thing left to restart it.
‘Warning some may find the video distressing, I’m posting this to help others, it was a video I was sadly leaving behind. I’ve Never been in so much pain in my life, ever.’
Stephanie then praised her friends and family for their ‘unconditional love’ and for helping her through the dark period.
‘Good place’: The Hollyoaks star who insisted she is in a ‘really good place right now’, admitted she was sharing the candid message to help her fans (pictured after her first walk out following her hospital stay last year)
Brave: She penned alongside the post: ‘Swipe right to read>> THIS IS NOT NOW, I’m in a really good place right now, I wanted to share this from what I went through last year.’
She continued: ‘I’m so proud of my self for how far I’ve come in such a short time with my amazing beautiful son, family and friends with their unconditional love & strength for carrying me when I could not walk my self to keely & all the staff who helped me too.
‘The light it back. Everyone is fighting battles we don’t know about. I know i have to carry on the message to help others, and I will!! Fighter, always have been always will be! We will make a change TOGETHER!!!’
Stephanie then encouraged any fans who are going through something to seek help, she added: ‘If anyone needs help please call 116 123 If it’s not ok it’s not the end. We can & will fight this- Together ❤️.’
Speaking out: The soap star also shared several messages alongside her emotional snaps, explaining in one post: ‘This photograph was taken in September, social media isn’t real. (sic)’
The soap star also shared several messages alongside her emotional snaps, explaining in one post: ‘This photograph was taken in September, social media isn’t real. (sic)
‘I posted this and various other photos and videos around this time to pretend all was fine when I shouldn’t have had to. Why did I? So other strangers will think I’m OK? And I have to pretend I’m strong to everyone yet I’m crumbling.’ (sic)
Stephanie then explained that the photo of her on the pier at the lake was her ‘first walk out’, she added: ‘To this day I don’t know how I’m here, but someone was definitely watching over me, as I am so so lucky to be here.’ (sic)
The soap star also shared that the photo of her and son Caben, three, was when they were first reunited.
Mental health: It comes after the Hollyoaks star revealed in December that she was an hour away from death after she tried to take her own life earlier in the year
Stephanie emotionally penned: ‘My absolute world, my rock, my everything. Everything I do is for you Caben and I hope one day I make you proud with everything we have gone through together, I love you <3.’ (sic)
It comes after the Hollyoaks star revealed in December that she was an hour away from death after she tried to take her own life earlier in the year.
The actress, 26, told her Instagram followers ‘I finally broke’ as she described feeling her body giving up after being rushed to intensive care.
Detailing her mental health battle, Stephanie, who plays
Candid: Stephanie, who plays Sinead O’Connor on Hollyoaks, revealed her absence from the soap was because she suffered a relapse after a ‘long time sober’
She penned; ‘I’ve cried before posting this, I haven’t been ready to talk about this and I am still fragile so please respect how hard this is for me. I haven’t been back to work because the real truth is I relapsed and tried to kill myself’.
Stephanie continued, alongside an emotionally distressing video of herself recording her final goodbye: ‘I was working on something which I went through in real life that brought up a lot of pain for me, I lost my trust and self worth…
‘I hated myself and didn’t feel good enough anymore. It’s hard being a single mum, my uncle died and I was battling badly with my mental health without any help or medication and I finally broke…
‘I knew I was breaking for a good while before this, but I was trying my absolute BEST to be ok, but I wasn’t.
Struggle: The actress, 26, told her Instagram followers ‘I finally broke’ as she described feeling her body giving up after being rushed to intensive care
Out in the open: The actress explained that if she ‘was left another hour I would have died’
Emotional: Stephanie wrote a heartfelt message for her family, as she thanked them for their support during her recovery
Grateful: Stephanie said that her three-year-old son Caben was her ‘rock and reason to live’
MailOnline contacted Stephanie’s representatives and Hollyoaks for comment at the time.
Alluding to her turbulent relationship with ex-boyfriend Jeremy McConnell, Stephanie explained she was still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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The soap star, who is proud mum to three-year-old son Caben-Albi (whose father is Jeremy), said she was admitted to hospital for a week before she tried to take her own life after feeling like her body had ‘given up’.
In the emotional post, Stephanie said: ‘I was rushed into hospital by blue light and straight into intensive care, if I was left another hour I would have died.’
With the help of doctors, the actress was given a diagnosis- Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Stephanie added she also has high-functioning autism and is ‘only just getting to know herself’ after being given the right medication.
Stephanie has been open about her battle with mental health and alcohol addiction. Back in January 2019, the former CBB star revealed she drank three bottles of wine every morning and ‘didn’t want to live’ at the height of her mental illness.
Stephanie’s emotional statement
Warning this video in next slides may distress viewers. I’ve cried before posting this, I haven’t been ready to talk about this & I am still fragile so please respect how hard this is for me.
I haven’t been back to work because the real truth is I relapsed & tried to kill my self. This was a suicide video I was leaving behind saying I’m sorry & canot continue.
I can still feel the pain in my chest when I watch this it’s really hard to watch. like Zoe said ‘We will share our storys because if we didn’t feel we would be part of the problem of not breaking the stigma & yet more people that there can be far more going on for someone behind closed doors.
We choose to talk about it. “When we have stigma, we are creating shame & we’re creating blame. Would we blame somebody for having type 1 diabetes? No, absolutely for having Type 1 diabetes? No, absolutely not. This is no difference.”
I relapsed after a long time sober, I did so well and I am proud of my self for that. Because of a build up of events that happened I should have made a completely different decision with certain things & stood by everything I worked so hard for & my self worth, BUT I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason as it lead me to my diagnosis.
I was working on something which I went through in real life that brought up a lot of pain for me, I lost my truth & self worth, I hated my self & didn’t feel good enough anymore, it’s hard being a single mum, my uncle died & I was battling badly with my mental health without any help or medication & I finally broke.
I knew I was breaking for a good while before this, but I was trying my absolute BEST to be ok, but I wasn’t My heart couldn’t take anymore pain after the horrendous DV relationship which I have trauma and PTSD from & still hasn’t dealt with properly.
I felt like life was unfair, I couldn’t breath, I was anxious, why was all this pain happening to me when all i wanted desperately was to be happy. I was in hospital a week before but I slowly felt my body giving up, I lost feeling in both arms & then my legs… I was rushed into hospital by blue light & straight into intensive care, if I was left another hour I would have died.
This picture was at the end of me getting well with Keeley my amazing nurse who I owe my life too, she kept me going every day, just a day at a time she made me get though it from screaming out in pain, self harming and battling not wanting to live she held my hand the whole way and was there for me through it all, to hospital & back & to the end of our journey.
She helped me get a diagnosis and explained what was going on with me, she sat with me for hours and helped me, she helped me get the right medication I needed for my mental health. She could see I was a good person just in need of help, love and support.
I have been diagnosed with BPD which explains why I was suicidal and the pain hurts so much, I also have a fear of loss and abandonment and really sensitive, I have High functioning autism which is why I find it hard to process things, understand things and lies etc, also why I’m so particular about order with things, lists and new places etc.
I’m only just starting to get to know my self, it’s still been hard, I’m still battling but I needed to get this off my chest. If I wasn’t in the public eye I would be dealing with this with my family and loved ones, but I feel I need to be honest because the pain I’ve been through has been so UNBEARABLE that I HAVE to help other people.
Also thank you to Obi who helped me too, I’d be lost without you. And to my producer Brian Kirkwood for always standing by me and understanding me, I love you very much. Mum I am so sorry for breaking your heart and thinking of leaving you all, mum, you have wiped away my tears, held me to sleep, stroked my head ad sold me over and over it was going to be okay. You have done everything for me.
My dad who now is so involved in helping me with my recovery. My aunty gill for being there for me every step of the way. My beautiful brothers who have had to endure so much, you stand by me proudly knowing what I’ve over come, your patience and strength blows me away, I’m so proud of the men you have become.
And my beautiful friends and the good hearted people who stood bye me and helped me through. I’m coming out the other side now. managment have always been amazing, Claire I love you dearly.
Everyone fights battles, I’m not messed up, I’m STRONG, because some people wouldn’t have got through half of what I have. I’ve just been put though a lot of s*** in my life which I never should have had to, and my brain has tried to survive.
To anyone battling reading this, JUST GET THROUGH TONIGHT. Then get through tomorrow. I’m getting rid of fake s*** on Instagram now and keeping it real. Thank you to all those who follow me and have supported me.
I’m back to not the old Steph but the funny Steph everyone knew and loved but 10000x better. I’m so proud of my self for getting through what I just have and to the beautiful good hearted people who helped me.
I hope to make a difference next year regarding mental health nd addiction and make a difference! but right now I still need to work on my self, build up my strength.
Finally – Caben… You are my Absolute everything, without you I wouldn’t be hear, I love you so much, you are my rock and reason to life, I love you with all my heart. All my love… Stephanie. Xx
Fuelled by achieving fame at the tender age of 17, the actress addicted to alcohol and was consequentially booted off Hollyoaks as she arrived on set ‘unfit for work’ in July 2015.
While losing her job and addiction were at the centre of her life, the star went on to embark on a relationship with Beauty School Cop Outs star Jeremy, 28, during their time on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2016.
Their on/off relationship resulted in public spats, domestic violence and a consequential three-year restraining order.
Candid: Alluding to her turbulent relationship with ex-boyfriend Jeremy McConnell, Stephanie explained she was still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (pictured in 2016)
Jeremy was charged for domestic violence in August 2017 after being accused of assaulting Stephanie in a drug-fuelled row, and was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and 200 hours community service.
After a stint in rehab, the reality star returned to Hollyoaks as Sinead last year and was awarded a nomination for Best Actress at the British Soap Awards.
At the end of her brave post, Stephanie reassured fans she was well on the way to recovery, adding: ‘I’m so proud of myself for getting through what I just have and to the beautiful good hearted people who helped me.
Looking to the future: Stephanie said on a positive note that she hoped ‘to make a difference next year regarding mental health and addiction and make a difference’
‘I hope to make a difference next year regarding mental health and addiction and make a difference.’
After thanking her friends, family and work colleagues for their support, she finally thanked her son Caben.
‘You are my absolute everything, without you I wouldn’t be here, I love you so much, you are my rock and reason to live,’ Stephanie wrote.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Loving: The soap star is proud mum to three-year-old son Caben-Albi, whose father is Jeremy, and she said: ‘You are my absolute everything’