Former Hollyoaks star Davinia Taylor poses naked to celebrate 10 years of being sober

Former Hollyoaks star Davinia Taylor poses naked to celebrate 10 years of being sober

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FORMER Hollyoaks star Davinia Taylor stripped off to mark her tenth year of sobriety.

The loo-roll heiress, 41, shared a series of naked snaps on Instagram in an attempt to “expose insecurities” following her battle with alcohol addiction.

Davinia Taylor has stripped naked to celebrate 10 years of sobriety
Alan Strutt/Celebrity Pictures

She wrote: “Celebrating 10 years sober today!!! Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips in over a decade.

“Which is incredible considering I was having withdrawal seizures when I tried to get clean all those years ago on my own.”
“I had some pictures done of me in my birthday suit totally exposed to my all insecurities of judgement and not being enough.”

The mum-of-four continued: “We all enter this world naked but seem to dress ourselves in false personas in order to protect our raw selves.

The loo-roll heiress looks incredible in the black and white shots
Alan Strutt/Celebrity Pictures

“A natural survival instinct yet I lost who I truly am when I fell victim to alcoholism…

“Took so long to finally forgive myself for being me but now I feel worthwhile enough to pass on what I’ve experienced and learned from my life as a recovering alcoholic.

“I am blessed with how I feel and how I can think clearly these days.”

Davinia went on to admit that it wasn’t only her relationship with alcohol that has change, but also her relationships with people.

Davinia played Jade Cunningham in Hollyoaks between 1996 and 1998
Channel 4

She explained: “It’s not about putting just the drink down it’s about stepping away from toxic situations and people and knowing who and what they are.

“I’ve shed all my shame and fear of my history through honest sharing and trust in my fellow addicts and true friends.”

After urging people to recognise alcoholism as a disease, she continued: “I know the guilt and shame handed out with the diagnosis of alcoholism keeps good people from getting help from this deadly disease.

“One day we will hack into the genetic code and shed some light on how to edit our epigenetics so no other man woman or child has to bare witness nor suffer the hell that is addiction.”

Davinia was famed for her party girl lifestyle [pictured at Dane Bowers’ birthday bash back in 2002]
Rex Features

Davinia previously revealed how running helped her beat her demons after battling crippling post-natal depression.

The actress – who played Jude Cunningham in Hollyoaks from 1996 to 1998 – suffered from the mental health condition before and after her first pregnancy with Grey, now 11.

Davinia was married to David Beckham’s pal Dave Gardner at the time, but the couple divorced in 2010 and a custody battle followed, with the judge ruling in his favour.

The star also shares two boys with fiancee Matthew Leyden, Asa, four, and Jude, two and son Lux, aged six, whose father remains unnamed.

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