Rebecca Humphries is speaking out on her troubled relationship with comedian Seann Walsh, revealing she dubbed her ‘crazy’ throughout their five year romance.
The writer and actress has penned a memoir focusing on gaslighting in relationships and her own experience after comic Seann was pictured kissing her married dance partner during her 2018 appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.
Rebecca, who was in a five year romance with Seann when her kiss with Katya Jones came to light, has revealed how her very public breakup came after years of emotional abuse.
Ex: Rebecca Humphries is speaking out on her relationship with comedian Seann Walsh, penning a memoir about their emotionally abusive romance and public split (pictured 2015)
Seann, 36, became embroiled in the show’s biggest-ever scandal when she was pictured kissing Katya, who was married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil Jones, during a boozy night out.
Following the incident Rebecca released an impassioned statement in which she revealed Seann called her ‘psycho’ and ‘nuts’ for questioning his friendship with Katya, who he kissed on Rebecca’s birthday – before the photos were made public.
Other infidelities soon emerged, with Seann’s career nosediving in the years since. Rebecca meanwhile has landed more acting roles, most recently starring in his Prime comedy Ten Percent.
A year after she left Seann she spoke in the House of Commons about the issue of gaslighting while she has also been working on a memoir entitled Why Did You Stay? which sees her reflect on her turbulent relationship in a bid to help others in similar situations.
Kiss: Rebecca writes about her experience after comic Seann was pictured kissing her married dance partner Katya Jones during her 2018 appearance on Strictly Come Dancing
‘If you’d met me [towards the end of the relationship] you wouldn’t recognize me now. I’m a completely different person, ‘she has told the Sunday Times about her years with Walsh.
‘Anyone who has ever been in a relationship like that will know how much it drains, how tiring it is.’
‘Being called things like [crazy] is so insidious that, before you know what’s happening, it’s actually starting to inform what you’re doing even outside the confines of the relationship.
‘You lose your keys one too many times, you’re a crazy b *** h. It is a drip, drip, drip of poison. When that happens over years you start to self-identify as crazy and unhinged in a way that no longer feels glamorous and passionate.
Ex: Seann, 36, became embroiled in the show’s biggest-ever scandal when she was pictured kissing Katya, who was married to fellow Strictly dancer Neil Jones (pictured in May 2019)
‘It feels like you’re deteriorating and that you’re very lucky that someone loves you despite that.’
Rebecca explained how she suffered with PTSD symptoms after leaving Seann, experiencing vivid nightmares which led to her seeking therapy.
In an extract from her book published by The Sunday Times, Rebecca reveals how Seann told her about the kiss with Katya outside a Strictly wrap party and only after the photos were published.
She googled the news story in a car on the way home, prompting Seann to call her ‘insane’ for looking. ‘I look over at Him. Dumped on the seat like cooked spaghetti on a plate, ‘Rebecca writes.
Moving on: ‘If you’d met me [towards the end of the relationship] you wouldn’t recognize me now. I’m a completely different person, ‘she has told the Sunday Times
Back in May, Seann finally expressed remorse over hurting Rebecca during an appearance on Prime Video’s Backstage With Katherine Ryan
‘What you are thinking about is: “What have you done to someone?” It’s one thing doing that privately and I don’t judge anyone, because everyone’s got their own backstory, lives or whatever, ‘he said.
‘It was horrific. It was crazy. ‘
The star said to this day, he is unable to watch Strictly as it ‘messes my head up.’
He said: ‘I have such amazing memories of being on that show and then the repercussions of that kiss, it was crazy. I’m just a comic.
Shoutout to my ex: Following the incident Rebecca released an impassioned statement in which she revealed Seann called her ‘psycho’ for questioning his friendship with Katya
‘One day I hope I can look back at that fondly, that first few weeks, because it was the best time of my life.’
In April and speaking in his comedy special Seann Walsh: Kiss, the star told how he was ‘sorry’ for the kiss then and is still sorry now.
Recalling how he learned their PDA had become public, he said: ‘I left the wardrobe department and before I could order my first beer, my agent came over to and asked if he could have a word with me outside.
‘I thought’ he is going to tell me I have got Michael McIntyre’s Big Show! I had better act surprised! ‘
‘Turns out, I didn’t have to act surprised. We went into the BBC carpark, my agent looked over his glasses and said, ‘about 20 minutes ago, they posted a photo of you kissing Katya outside a pub’.
Troubled: ‘Anyone who has ever been in a relationship like that will know how much it drains, how tiring it is,’ she said
‘It was at that exact point that my life would turn upside down – the dream turned into a nightmare.’
Explaining the incident, he said: ‘I was in a relationship, my dance partner Katya was married. After training we went for a drink, one thing led to another and we were photographed kissing outside a pub.
‘Awful, I know. It’s awful – I’m sorry. I’m still sorry now. ‘ He said: ‘I was then on the receiving end of thousands of abusive messages online. I did begin to wonder ‘have I done something that wrong?’
‘Then…. Katie Hopkins tweeted in my defense. Then I thought ‘yep, I’ve f **** d up! ”
‘I managed to keep Brexit off the front pages for 12 whole days, but I hated it.’
‘I thought’ I just had to get out of here ‘and I left for America. Just the break I needed.
While Katya was supported by her husband Neil after the ‘drunken mistake’, their marriage did not last as they announced their split in August 2019.
The dancers confirmed they were splitting in joint Instagram statements, but despite writing they had mutual ‘respect’ and ‘love’, a source claimed Katya’s infidelity was something her husband couldn’t get over.
The pair have remained friends since the split and continue to be professional dancers together on Strictly.
Candid: In April and speaking in his comedy special Seann Walsh: Kiss, the star told how he was ‘sorry’ for the kiss then and is still sorry now
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