Ulrika Jonsson: Depression and anxiety may be back following marriage breakdown

Ulrika Jonsson has taken to Instagram to share that she's struggling with "an old feeling", but that her dogs are helping her through the rough times.

Ulrika, 52, has a history of depression and severe anxiety.

She shared a snap of her cuddling up to one of her English bulldogs, writing: "Don't mind saying I'm going through some s**t at the moment. An old feeling has returned. Maybe it never properly went away.

"But I'm so eternally grateful for my dogs. They can't solve anything; can't change things but are by my side every step of the way.

"And are the best levellers. #fella #dogtherapy #f*****glovemydogs."

The post comes after Ulrika announced in April that she would be splitting from third husband Brian Monet after 11 years of marriage.

Fans were quick to offer support on Instagram , and to share how their own pooches had helped them through personal struggles.

One wrote: "I hear you sister, my two furballs looked after me when my life was falling apart.

"Have you noticed DOG is GOD in reverse. Made me giggle when I noticed that I felt supported by something much greater."

Another revealed: "My boxer dog Bailey was by my side through all my s**t, my breakup of 24 yrs, my family falling apart as well as so many other things.

"When he past last year, God I was lost !! I'm so glad you got your dogs."

A third admired Ulrika for being so candid, adding: "I think you're blooming amazing just for being so honest. I feel the same right now for various reason however know I've been here before, as you probably have and know that we'll have better days again soon, big cyber hugs xx."

Ulrika has been very direct about her struggles with depression and anxiety. In a different Instagram post, Ulrika shared that she was reminded of darker days when her son said to her how scared he was of going to the dentist.

She wrote: "Took the youngest Ungrateful to Hygienist, then Dentist.

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