Appearing on This Morning, Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattinson opened up about her family's relationship with alcohol addiction and how it has impacted her life.
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- It's true. No one-- no one knows you like your mom knows you. You've been very open, actually, and quite brave in-- in saying the facts that actually you would like a family.
VICKY PATTISON: Yeah.
- But you've been a little bit reserved about that and sort of held off. Because you're sort of a little bit worried that, I don't know, perhaps your children might have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
VICKY PATTISON: Over the years, I've heard like every excuse for why I've not had kids yet. You know, like, oh, I was selfish. I was too young. There was more of me career I wanted to have first. And if those reasons were legitimate, it would have been absolutely fine. But I think it was all sort of all hiding this feeling that I genuinely believed I was going to have children that felt in some way broken, a little bit like me.
But like the documentary has helped us so much realize that there is an element of alcoholism that is hereditary or learned behavior. But there's also a huge element of it that we can control if you get to it fast enough and you have the right resources around you. So for the first time in me life, like, I do feel really hopeful in that sense.
- Has this program been therapeutic for you?
VICKY PATTISON: Yeah, so [? cathartic. ?]