TOWIE star Saffron Lempriere has revealed she is no longer speaking to Gemma Collins after a secret fall out.
Saffron explained that she once regarded GC as family but lockdown has made her see who her 'true friends are.'
"Me and Gemma were good friends for a long time. I worked with her in the clothing and we were good friends. We were like sisters really and we rowed like sisters as well as loved like sisters," she told FUBAR radio.
Despite their joint TV appearances and close bond, Saffron admitted: "Me and Gemma no longer talk. I wish her all the best and that’s it really.”
When asked about what caused the sudden rift, Saffron refused to dish the dirt, saying: "There is reasons but I’m not willing to discuss them. We’ve gone our own separate ways. She’s successful, I wish her all the happiness, best and that’s it."
"I Really realised who my true friends were in that time. People that you could just pick up the phone to and I realised that I’d wasted a lot of energy and time on things that I shouldn’t have. Because at the end of the day, you’ve got to be happy with yourself," she said.
'I'm an empath. I’m a giver, so I’m always thinking about somebody else. When it come to me, I was like, shit this is real. And I’ve suffered in the past with my mental health. I’ve suffered with anxiety and not as much depression but I think I was going down that route so I’ve gone through that.”
She went on; “I’ve been to therapists and things like that and you talk about yourself so much, but still I don’t think I ever was sitting with myself. There’s a massive difference.”
Saffron is set to make a dramatic return to TOWIE in the new episodes where she finds herself single for the first time since she was 15.
"I’m newly single. I was in a relationship from 15 with somebody for 10 years and then I was in a relationship after that. The viewers have not really known much about me until now so I’ve been able to sort of run with that and share a bit about my personal life.”
She continued: "I’ve just been sort of finding happiness alone because lockdown really highlighted a lot for me. I got the time to self-reflect, a lot of time to sit with my own thoughts which I haven’t done for a long time, and just being on my own, which sounds mad but it was daunting. I didn’t know what alone was."
Saffron first shot to fame by appearing alongside Gemma in spin off show Diva Espana before she was asked to join the official cast of TOWIE in 2018.