Jo Jordan says TV3’s Dublin Wives ruined her life: ‘It was complete and utter b****x’
Dublin Wives star Jo Jordan has claimed the show ruined her life and turned her into a recluse.
The TV3 show aired for eight episodes in 2012 and followed the lives of five Dublin housewives - Jo Jordan, Virginia Macari, Lisa Murphy, Roz Flanagan and Danielle Meagher.
Three years after the show ended, Jo, known as “Jo Jo”, has revealed that life after the show wasn’t as she had imagined.
“I feel like a wreck after the show. I feel like I lost everything from doing that show," she told the Irish Sun.
“I’m still getting invitations but I can’t bear to go out because I felt I gave away too much in that show, I was too honest.”
“Everywhere I go, people talk to me about Dublin Wives. It’s left me not trusting anyone. I regret giving away so much about myself.”
“Dublin Wives was all fake t**ts and big dresses. It was all complete and total b****x. The viewer was never going to see what was going on in our lives,” she told the Irish Sun.
The 42-year-old split from her businessman husband of five years during the show and suffered a heart attack earlier this year, which she says was brought on by “stress and heartbreak.”
Jo revealed that she wasn’t prepared for fame and that her time on the show changed her for the worse.
“I signed up for Dublin Wives because being a mum at 16, it seemed like it would be craic. I had a baby at 16, and I was this was my time to have a bit of fun.”
“But the spotlight it brought me...I didn’t deal with it well, and the celeb world it showed is useless. None of it is real.”
“People remember me on Dublin Wives as bubbly, but I’m not bubbly anymore. I’ve been through some really hard times.”
The mum-of-two said that she hopes to leave Ireland in the future and begin a new life in the United States with her sons, Gavin (26) and Joshua (12).
“If my kids went with me, I’d be gone because they are the most important thing in my life,” she admitted.
A spokesperson for TV3 declined to comment to Independent.ie.