Lindy Klim credits ex-husband Michael for helping her overcome depression and crippling shyness – while contemplating their “painful” divorce
They may have split up under difficult circumstances, but Lindy Klim only has words of praise for her ex-husband Michael.
Speaking to Sunday Life, the 42-year-old Balinese princess praised her Olympic swimmer for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their nearly ten-year marriage, and insisted that without him she “wouldn’t be where she is today is “.
Lindy stated that she suffered from depression due to a traumatic breakup in 2004, but that changed when she met Michael three months later.
“Without Michael, I wouldn’t be where I am today”: Lindy Klim, 42, praised her Olympic swimmer ex Michael, 43, for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their nearly ten-year marriage. Pictured together in 2014
“I was so thin because I was depressed from my breakup and I was the only one who could fit into this Alex Perry dress,” she recalled.
After Michael successfully healed her broken heart, he began a mission to help Lindy build her confidence.
Describing the athlete as “ridden”, Lindy revealed: “[Michael] really took me under his wing; I was painfully shy and without Michael I wouldn’t be where I am today. ”
“I Was So Thin With Depression”: Lindy stated that she suffered from depression that resulted from a recent traumatic breakup when she met Michael in 2004
“He Taught Me How To Be Confident When Speaking In Public”: After Michael successfully healed her broken heart, he began a mission to help Lindy build her confidence
“He taught me how to be confident when I speak in public,” she added.
Unfortunately, the high-profile couple’s marriage ended violently in February 2018, and Lindy described the ordeal as “painful” and “traumatic”.
The couple has since made amends for their three daughters Stella (13) and Frankie (8) and their 11-year-old son Rocco.
Sticking together: Michael and Lindy cultivate a united front in order to raise their three children together. The former couple is pictured with Rocco, Frankie and Stella in happier times in 2014
“The relationship between Michael and me is incredible,” she recently told Stellar magazine.
“We got through such a difficult time, and that doesn’t mean I’ll gloss it over.”
“We’ll always have difficult moments, but at least we can talk about them as adults and we just can’t have the anger behind them.”
Mixed family: Michael has good relationships with Lindy’s new husband, Adam. Pictured: Rocco, Michael, Goldie, Frankie, Adam and Stella
Three months after separating from Michael, Lindy fell into the arms of British real estate developer Adam Ellis.
The couple married in August 2018, a year after welcoming their first daughter, Goldie, in 2017.
Lindy currently lives in Bali but shares custody of Stella, Frankie and Rocco with her Australian father Michael.
Home and Away: Lindy currently lives in Bali but shares custody of Stella, Frankie and Rocco with her father Michael, who lives in Australia