'There have been many ups and downs': Jesinta Campbell reveals in her new book released days before her wedding that she and husband Buddy Franklin have had rough patches
Jesinta Campbell and her new husband Buddy Franklin shocked their fans when they revealed they had married in a secret ceremony at the weekend.
And the Australian model has revealed in her new book - released just days before their nuptials - that she and her man have had their fair share of struggles.
The 25-year-old former pageant queen according to Yahoo Be, wrote: 'There have been just as many ups as there have been downs.'
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'Ups and downs': Jesinta Campbell has revealed in her new book - released just days before their nuptials (pictured) - that she and husband Buddy Franklin have had their fair share of struggles
The brunette added in her book called Live a Beautiful Life: 'Life has presented me with some extremely challenging times over the past couple of years.'
She added that Buddy's battle with depression has been hard on the both of them but exercise has helped her through.
'Recently my fiancé's battle with mental illness was made public after he took time-out from playing football as his team approached the finals.'
Keeping focused: She added that Buddy's battle with depression has been hard on the both of them but exercise has helped her through
'At the time, I could go to the gym, put my music in and train, and for that hour nothing occupied my mind other than what was happening in the present moment.'
'I learnt that looking after my health means I'm in best shape to take on the challenges in life.'
It was revealed last September that Buddy was suffering mental health issues, with Jesinta by his side.
Buddy's mental health struggles also prompted the couple to postpone their January wedding earlier this year.
His support: It was revealed last September that Buddy was suffering mental health issues, with Jesinta by his side
Troubled by the ordeal, Jesinta told The Sydney Morning Herald last November she was 'quite exhausted' by seeing her partner's ordeal played out in public.
'I've continued working throughout the entire process, which has taken its toll on me. I'm quite exhausted from it all,' she said.
She added she would sometimes be 'in tears on the way to work' while his struggles played out in the public eye.
The smitten pair became engaged in December 2014, with Jesinta confirming the happy news on social media with a post that read: 'I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you. There are no words to describe how happy we are.'
Taking its toll: Troubled by the ordeal, Jesinta told The Sydney Morning Herald last November she was 'quite exhausted' by seeing her partner's ordeal played out in public
Buddy proposed with a giant diamond sparkler, estimated to cost between $75,000 and $100,000.
At the time, she told Daily Mail Australia that Buddy had chosen the perfect ring for her, saying: 'I'm not much of a flashy person and if you'd have asked me what I wanted for an engagement ring, I probably wouldn't have been able to tell you.'
'So he did very well, he chose it himself.'
The pair revealed on Saturday that they wed in a small and intimate ceremony in the NSW Blue Mountains surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Happy: The smitten pair became engaged in December 2014
They kept the location of their big day under wraps for added privacy.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the pair wrote their own vows.
'It was pretty emotional, there wasn't a dry eye. Everything was so sentimental,' one guest told the publication.
'They were both really relaxed and chilled the entire afternoon and night, the smiles never came off their faces,' the guest said.
'They danced all night and into the late hours, it was exactly what they wanted. Small, intimate and full of love.'
New beginnings: Jesinta and Buddy shocked their fans when they revealed they had married in a secret ceremony at the weekend
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