2012 has been the worst year of my life, says Tulisa
Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed that she has been struggling to cope with the criticism that she has faced over the last 12 months.
"I haven't been able to sleep all week, I've got terrible insomnia," the Mirror quoted her as telling the Daily Mail.
"This has been the worst year of my life. It's been horrid," she said.
According to the singer, it's mostly because of the criticism she faced after getting together with Newcastle United footballer Danny Simpson earlier in the year.
"My world turned upside down. I'd finally found happiness and fallen head over heels for someone, and then an ex-girlfriend comes out and says I shouldn't be happy," Tulisa said.
"I've spent years trying to build my career, and with one headline this girl made the public think something of me that isn't true. I don't believe in sitting back and letting people lie about you. I have every right to defend myself.
"I knew Danny hadn't been in a relationship with her for months. He showed me their text messages. He called her as a courtesy to let her know he was with me - I heard the call because he put it on speakerphone. It was only then that she told him she was pregnant."
"He had no idea. I heard everything. It's preposterous that people think I can be branded a home-wrecker and I should still rise above it. That would make me a robot like every other celebrity."
"He told me everything, including that there was a mother of his child who'd try and rip us apart. Danny's not a bad person. Every man has it in them to be a good person if he's with the right woman.
"He's trying to be there for me so we can go through this together. He's having to play football with thousands of people screaming abuse at him, while I've got to go on national TV every weekend," she added.