Family held crisis meeting for fragile star Sam Faiers just days before CBB

Sam Faiers‘ family believe Celebrity Big Brother has saved her – after ex Joey Essex destroyed her confidence.

The 23-year-old might seem her normal bubbly self on the show, but we can reveal her mum Suzanne Wells and sister Billie, 24, had secretly been so worried for her that they held a crisis meeting just days before the series started.

A source says: Sam might have looked confident in all her sexy selfies, but what no one knew was that she was at rock bottom. So her mum and Billie sat her down for a crisis meeting just before CBB started.
 
They urged her to let go of Joey and everything she’d been through with him in the past few weeks. They told her she’d spent years giving everything she has to her relationships and that it was time for her to focus on herself and rebuild her confidence.

CBB came at a good time. They really thought she needed a three-week detox from Essex to get herself back on track.’

Sam was left devastated when her former fiancé Joey, 23, ignored her good luck message before he went on I’m A Celebrity and embarked on a ‘relationship’ with model Amy Willerton despite Sam publicly declaring she still loved him.

In a further insult, Joey didn’t even bother to reach out and wish her luck before CBB – although he’s since said in an interview that he thinks she’ll do well.

Her family are really hoping Sam will come out of the house like her old self,’ says the source.

She won’t go back to Joey again. She needs someone to look after her for a change.

This is going to be the biggest year for Sam to date and she has a lot to look forward to: big deals, a close group of friends… Things are looking better than ever for her.’

Read the full story about Sam Faiers in this week’s Now magazine dated 27 January 2014 – download the digital edition now

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