Louise Thompson enjoys rare night out after revealing she has a ‘staying alive’ folder
Louise Thompson posed for pictures on a rare night out to mark the reopening of a beauty products store.
The Made in Chelsea star, 33, attended the event at Space NK's Duke of York shop in London on Wednesday night – and was photographed alongside fashion model
. The rare night out for mum-of-one Louise came a day after she revealed she had a “staying alive” folder to help lift her out of “any sort of funk”.
The reality star has been battling PTSD, along with mental and physical health issues, since the traumatic birth of her son Leo in 2021. And posting a sweet clip of the tot to Instagram, Louise revealed that she uses videos of her loved ones to remind her that “nothing else matters in this mad old world”.
The video showed Leo in bed with his dad, Louise’s fiance Ryan Libbey. The little boy snuggled in close to Ryan and draped his dad’s arm over him for a cuddle.
Louise wrote in the video’s caption: “So this happened this morning.”
She added: “I ain’t got much in my locker today but I sure am glad I stuck around for moments like these. This is one of those videos that I’ll probably park in my ‘staying alive’ folder and proceed to watch a gazillion times because it will work damn hard to lift me out of any sort of funk.
“Love love lovedy love love love reinforcing that nothing else really matters in this mad old world. Please make sure to stick around for love too. I promise it’s worth the wait.”
Last month, Louise – who has been open with her followers about suffering with mental health issues – admitted that she “didn’t talk” to Ryan “for months” after she gave birth to her son. The reality star shared a video to Instagram showing the couple playing tennis in the kitchen, revealing it was “the only way” they could talk deeply about their feelings.
In the caption, she wrote: “Ryan and I didn’t have a proper conversation for months and months after the trauma of having Leo.”
She added: “We didn’t talk at all. Very limited talking for the first 6 months of his life.” The mum of one said they would “sit in silence” at their kitchen table every day and she “couldn’t even look at his face”.
“I don’t think I asked him a single question until Leo was at least 4 months old. I didn’t even really recognise him as a person in my home. (Before you think i’m a total monster he didn’t ask how I was either).
“It was a mutual paralysis. Things were so dire, we couldn’t even register how weird this behaviour was. It’s only on reflection that I recognise how strange it is.”
Louise wrote that she and Ryan only spoke about her "medical incidents" for the first time this year, as it was “impossible” to talk about things beforehand.
She said: “That’s over 1 year later. And that’s the person that I live with. My life partner. It was impossible to talk about things whilst still living in the terror. It was too raw. Too painful.”
Louise admitted that they “still don’t sit down and look each other in the eye and thrash it out” when they need to talk.
She added: “We find it easier to talk in passing, or over whatsapp or when we don’t have to look each other in the eye. Playing tennis in the kitchen.”
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