As Loose Women panellists, Nadia Sawalha and Andrea McLean aren't shy about hiding their emotions and sharing parts of their private lives.
And on a recent social media post, Andrea confessed that Nadia had left her in floods of tears.
Nadia Sawalha posted a screenshot of an adorable quote to her shared Instagram account with Kaye Adams, focused on children’s interactions with Disney characters.
The quote read, ‘Someone who once worked at Disneyland as a face character told me ‘When a child hugs you, don’t let go first. Let them let go when they’re ready because you never know how much that child may need that hug in their life’.
She captioned the photo with a series of love hearts, indicating her feelings towards the touching sentiment.
And it seems the quote also pulled at Andrea’s heart-strings, as she confessed that it had made her ‘weep’. She wrote on the post, ‘Oh my God, This has made me WEEP!’.
And she wasn’t alone – a whole host of Nadia’s other followers took to the photo to share how much it had affected them. One wrote, ‘This actually breaks my heart 💔💔😢😢’, while another said, ‘How true is this & it’s something you don’t always realise xxx😢😢😢💖💖💖’.
A third fan also commented, ‘That is so beautiful 😢’, while another called it ‘so powerful’.
The quote clearly struck a cord with Andrea, and it’s no surprise, given her own close relationship with her young daughter, Amy, and her son, Finlay.
Back in 2016 however, the presenter revealed that she suffered from post-natal depression soon after the birth of her daughter, back in 2007. Her feelings even lead her to believe that Amy would be better off without her.
On an episode of Loose Women, she confessed, “I was working on Loose Women at the time. People would see me, sitting here, I’d be smiling and interested in what people had to say. But in the car on the way home, I’d be sobbing.”
Heartbreakingly, she went on to admit, “I felt like my family would be better off without me. I felt my daughter would be better off.”
“We need to encourage people to speak out about depression but if we’re going to talk about it, we need to know what to say,”