Gemma Collins opens up about struggle with loneliness during lockdown and says she found evenings ‘tough’

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She's known for her bright and bubbly personality, but Gemma Collins has revealed that she struggled with loneliness during lockdown.

The reality star, who previously said she 'nearly got stuck in the bath', has opened up about her time in lockdown, and after splitting from on/off boyfriend James Argent, Gemma has been lonelier than ever.

Speaking to The Sun, the 39 year old admitted: "I've found the evenings a bit lonely.

"I am a very sociable person and I like to go out and about so for me the evenings are tough.

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"It is hard, lockdown has not been good for my love life, but I think we're slowly coming out of it now hopefully," Gemma divulged.

"I think intuitively the universe gives you the right person at the right time so it's all going to fall into place."

The Essex native went on to reveal that she has been getting to know herself more during lockdown and has been checking up on loved ones also.

"The thing about this year and lockdowns is you can't run from yourself, you've kind of got to get to know yourself a bit more," she explained.

"It all starts in the mind, I think because if your mind is in the right place you've got your ducks in a row and I think that's one thing that has come out of this year.

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"I think people have really had more time to concentrate on their health."

While she hasn't been able to be out and about, the former TOWIE star has been focusing on her health and has taken up as cycling.

"I've been doing a lot of cycling. I think the Tour De France is going to be on the phone the minute they know how much I love cycling, it's just fun," she shared.

"It's been nice to get around London on a bike, I'm like a tourist. It's been beautiful."

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Gemma's struggle with loneliness comes after she suffered a devastating third miscarriage in July.

The television personality, who shared the secrets behind her three stone weight loss, went public with her sad loss in November after Meghan Markle announced her own miscarriage.

"I've not talked about this before, but it was my third, each one a devastating loss on my longed-for journey to motherhood," Gemma told The Sun.

"I've been trying to have a baby for nearly a decade now, only to have my hopes dashed time and again by first one miscarriage, then another."

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