From teen pregnancy to dating a cross-dressing stalker, it's no wonder she's been CBB's agony aunt!
During her time on the show, Julie‘s had a few of the girls in the house crying on her shoulder.
But CBB’s agony aunt, 70, has kept the heartbreak in her own life quiet.
Aged 17, she fell pregnant – and faced with the prospect of being an unmarried mum, she jumped into a scalding hot bath and drank a bottle of gin in a bid to lose her baby.
But it didn’t work.
A shotgun wedding to Ray Sutcliffe followed, but shortly after he ran off to Australia leaving Julie alone with son Gary, now 52.
This was the first of several heartbreaks Julie was to suffer at the hands of the men – and women – in her life.
Her next marriage, to Tony Rudman, ended abruptly when they had a row at their reception and she reportedly hit him with her bouquet.
She divorced third hubby Richard Skrob after just two years of marriage in 1987.
Incidentally, Julie sported the same sparkly jacket that she wore for their first anniversary celebrations when she entered the CBB house.
In 1995 her ex-lover, a cross-dresser called Kevin, was jailed for stalking another woman.
In between, she’s had lesbian flings and once hooked up with the late footballer Justin Fashanu before he came out as gay.
Despite this, Julie, who’s been happily married to toyboy builder Scott Brand since 2007, insists she isn’t gay or bisexual.
Read more about Julie Goodyear in Now magazine dated 10 September 2012 – out on Tuesday!