Wednesday 29 March 2017

Frost tells of self-harm in book

Actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost
Actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost
Sadie Frost with her ex Jude Law in 2000

Paula Fentiman in London

Sadie Frost has spoken of her struggle with depression during her marriage to actor Jude Law, admitting she once slashed her arm with a pair of scissors.

The celebrity couple's high-profile relationship ended in divorce in 2003 after they had three children together.

Frost was a 25-year-old married mother of one when she met Law, who was then a 19-year-old unknown.

In her autobiography out next month, the actress-turned-fashion designer describes the instant attraction they felt.

In serialised extracts of 'Crazy Days', which appeared in the 'Mail on Sunday', Frost said: "I knew by even entertaining thoughts of Jude, I was jeopardising an idyllic home life, the most secure relationship I'd ever had."

Intense

But, she added, her love and his "intense ambition" made her feel "out of control".

Frost, now 45, went on to leave her husband, Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, before she and Law moved in together to her Primrose Hill home in north London.

But with Law's Hollywood career taking off, he spent long spells away filming and Frost said she pressed the "self-destruct" button after the birth of their son Rafferty in 1996.

Describing the moment post-natal depression took hold, she said: "I watched my hand slowly pick up a pair of scissors.

"I appeared to have cut myself. Blood dripped down my arms. There was no sense of panic within me -- I just felt empty."

After treatment, Frost and Law married in 1997.

But Frost said depression set in again after the births of daughter Iris in October 2000 and son Rudy in September 2002, explaining how illness added to the strain on their turbulent marriage.

With Rudy still a baby, Frost said she knew the marriage was over following a family holiday to Thailand.

"I asked him if he loved me but he didn't need to reply -- I knew the answer," she said. "The moment had arrived and I knew the relationship with the man I loved was over."

Irish Independent

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