Michelle Heaton says her children “know Mummy was allergic to alcohol”

The singer opens up about her addiction as she marks 14 months sober

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by Closer staff |

Michelle Heaton has bravely opened up about her children’s response to her alcoholism.

The former Liberty X singer, 42, is 14 months sober after checking herself into The Priory last April when her cocaine and alcohol consumption spiralled out of control.

And now Michelle, who shares daughter Faith, ten, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley, has revealed that her children “know Mummy was allergic to alcohol”.

The mum of two told The Sun in an interview that she found out her daughter had asked her friends to tell their mums to bring coffee, not prosecco, to play dates.

“It made me think long and hard about how much Faith has experienced loving someone with an addiction. They know Mummy was allergic to alcohol and it made me very sick. They know I had to go away for a while to get better,” she admitted.

The singer considers her daughter her “best friend” and “biggest security guard,” as she revealed Faith warns her not to look at the wine aisle when they go shopping.

Michelle spent a total of four weeks in The Priory and previously admitted she didn’t go a day without alcohol for three years.

Looking back on her month-stint in the private rehabilitation centre, she said, “I was so scared but I knew I had nothing left. I was trapped in the four walls of my disease and I had nowhere to turn.”

As she continues her road to recovery, Michelle follows the 12 Step Programme and regularly attends AA meetings.

Earlier this month, the star gushed over her family as they enjoyed quality time together in London.

“I can’t explain how much I love these three … family brunch .. walk in the park .. Sunday games and then I have my meeting,” she told her followers.

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