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Alex Scott learned of ex Kelly Smith’s issues with alcohol on their second date

Alex Scott learned her ex Kelly Smith had a ingesting downside at the beginning of their eight-year relationship.

The former couple loved their first date collectively however Alex, 37, mentioned Kelly drank closely throughout their second outing after they went to see Mary Poppins within the West End.

She mentioned: ‘Here I used to be, head over heels in love for the primary time in my life, with an alcoholic. It didn’t bode nicely.’

Troubles: Alex Scott, 37, learned her ex Kelly Smith, 43, had a ingesting downside at the beginning of their eight-year relationship

BBC sports activities host Alex was 19, and Kelly, 43, was 9 years older on the time.

Kelly has spoken brazenly about her previous battles with alcohol and despair – she she beforehand checked into rehab twice.

She beforehand advised MailOnline: ‘Rehab was powerful. Knowing that you simply’ve bought a drink downside and all of the issues and thought processes that I had in my head with out speaking to anyone about it.

‘I used to be simply numbing myself with alcohol. I felt higher for popping out the opposite aspect. It’s half of my historical past and I don’t actually give it some thought an excessive amount of any extra.

Former flames: The former couple enjoyed their first date together but Alex said Kelly drank heavily during their second outing (pictured in 2012)

Former flames: The former couple loved their first date collectively however Alex mentioned Kelly drank closely throughout their second outing (pictured in 2012)

‘Now, when I’ve an harm, I don’t hit the bottle. I nonetheless give it some thought, however I don’t go down that route. I communicate to my pals, communicate to members of the family if I’m feeling down and simply get my emotions out slightly than neck a bottle of vodka.’ 

The footballers had been in a position to make their relationship work as they moved from Arsenal to US membership Boston Breakers.

Sportswoman Kelly mentioned the couple determined to separate in 2013 in her newly launched memoir How (Not) To Be Strong.

It comes after Kelly, whose father was an alcoholic, advised how she was ‘madly and deeply in love’ with fellow former England footballer Kelly.   

End of the road: Sportswoman Kelly said the couple decided to split in 2013 in her newly released memoir How (Not) To Be Strong (pictured in 2009)

End of the highway: Sportswoman Kelly mentioned the couple determined to separate in 2013 in her newly launched memoir How (Not) To Be Strong (pictured in 2009)

Alex and Kelly – who now has two youngsters with her spouse, administration guide DeAnna Dobosz – each signed for Arsenal in 2005.

They went on to each be a part of US workforce the Boston Breakers in 2009, earlier than they re-joined the Arsenal workforce in 2012.

The Football Focus presenter admitted she was initially not sure about whether or not to pen a chapter in regards to the relationship.

She mentioned: ‘I went backwards and forwards on whether or not I’d really be writing the chapter.

‘But then it was one of these moments, I’m scripting this e book and I wish to inform all the pieces.’

Alex later realised she could be ‘dishonest’ her followers if she did not embody it in her e book, insisting it ‘wanted to be in there’.

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: ‘I believed I’d be dishonest you all if I didn’t put that in there. And for me, it’s like that past love story, I fell madly and deeply in love. And sure, there’s that heartbreak and people issues, however it’s an enormous half of my life and I wouldn’t return and alter that.

‘Because that feeling of love and that pleasure and what it offers you, it wanted to be in there.’

Football pundit Alex has described her father Tony Scott as a ‘controlling violent drunk’ who was ‘stupidly merciless’ and that she and her brother would ceaselessly hear him beating their mom – with one incident so violent that she believed that she had died.

Alex Scott's father Tony (pictured) has denied his daughter's claims that he was 'controlling violent drunk' while she was growing up in East London

Claims: BBC soccer pundit Alex describes her father Tony Scott (left) as a ‘controlling violent drunk’ who was ‘stupidly merciless’

On one event she recalled how he beat them and made them throw their toys away insisting that life below him has left her so traumatised that to today she is unable to hug her mom Carol or brother Ronnie.  

Alex, 37, was comforted by Holly Willoughby after breaking down in tears on Monday’s This Morning as she spoke about life below her father previous to him strolling out on her mom and leaving the household residence in east London when she was seven.

Speaking completely to MailOnline, Mr Scott, 63 vehemently denied the allegations and mentioned he couldn’t perceive why Alex is portraying him on this approach.  

He cried: ‘I do not know why she’s saying all these things. I used to be raised in a strict however loving Jamaican household and Alex ought to know what they’re like. I taught her self-discipline, I did loads to assist her.

Family: Alex recalled when he beat them and made them throw their toys away. She said life under him has traumatised her so much that to this day she is unable to hug her mum Carol (pictured with her mother and brother Ronnie in an old photo)

Family: Alex recalled when he beat them and made them throw their toys away. She mentioned life below him has traumatised her a lot that to today she is unable to hug her mum Carol (pictured with her mom and brother Ronnie in an previous picture)

‘Perhaps she is judging me by as we speak’s requirements, I do not know. Parents had been loads harder again then. But I used to be by no means violent, that is simply not me. I by no means beat Alex or anybody else within the household or did something like that.’

Appearing on This Morning, the previous Lioness who performed for Arsenal, admitted that discussing her traumatic previous in interviews to advertise her memoir ‘How (Not) to Be Strong’ was the ‘hardest half.’  

She revealed that, regardless of writing about her distressing childhood within the e book, she claimed to not have spoken it out loud – and commenced crying when Phillip Schofield learn a phase selling his co-host Holly to hurry over and provides her a giant cuddle.

Alex wrote: ‘When my dad was sober he was an enthralling man, however the second drink was concerned that will change. Me, my mum and brother have by no means spoken about it.’

When Schofield requested Alex whether or not it was ‘troublesome to write down’, she took a second to regain her composure whereas filling up with tears.

She mentioned whereas bawling: ‘The hardest half is, I did not write that chapter to disgrace my dad. I wished my mum to be free.’

Dream: Alex and Kelly - who now has two children with her wife, management consultant DeAnna Dobosz - both signed for Arsenal in 2005 (Alex pictured in 2017)

Dream: Alex and Kelly – who now has two youngsters with her spouse, administration guide DeAnna Dobosz – each signed for Arsenal in 2005 (Alex pictured in 2017)

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