Words by Andrea Panayi
he’s best known for her five-year stint in The
Only Way Is Essex. And although Jessica Wright
always appeared to be the picture of confidence
with her straight-talking, no-nonsense style, she’s
admitted she was plagued by body insecurities
throughout her time in the limelight.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Close Up Magazine, the reality star, 31,
has discussed how she is finally happy in her own skin after sticking to a seven-
week fitness regime - and how conquering self-doubt has made her determined
to find love.
Describing her fitness journey as she launches her brand new Fi7ness by
Jessica Wright regime, she explained to Close Up, ‘I needed to do it for my
own self confidence and own self-loving. ‘How can you expect someone to love
you when you don’t love yourself?’ Asked if she would like a romance like her
younger brother, TV presenter Mark Wright, 30, and his actress wife Michelle
Keegan, 29, - who recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary - she
said, ‘Yeah obviously of course.’
Jessica’s most high-profile romance was her long-term relationship with former
TOWIE co-star Ricky Rayment, 26. The trials and tribulations of the pair’s union
was played out on the ITVBe reality show, before they called time on things in
late 2014. The brunette has admitted she can be ‘guarded’ when it comes to
love, but she is hoping to find a romantic future with a special someone.