Big Brother VIP star Jessika Power breaks down as she reveals mother's drug addiction

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    On Monday’s episode of Big Brother VIP, Married At First Sight star Jessika Power broke down as she recalled her troubled childhood. 

    Asked to discuss a photo of herself as a child, in which she is pictured with her former drug addict mother, Melinda Mackenzie, and brother, Rhyce Power, the 29-year-old instantly broke down in tears. 

    ‘This photo is very hard to talk about and I knew I would cry the second I got up here, I’m sorry,’ she told her housemates as tears rolled down her cheeks. 

    Moved: On Tuesday's episode of Big Brother VIP, Married At First Sight star Jessika Power (pictured) broke down as she recalled her troubled childhood

    Moved: On Tuesday’s episode of Big Brother VIP, Married At First Sight star Jessika Power (pictured) broke down as she recalled her troubled childhood

    Her voice breaking, Jessica went on: ‘This is my mother years before her addiction. This photo hurts me because it shows my mother in such a beautiful light and what we lost through addiction.’

    ‘I knew I would struggle with this, sorry,’ said Jess, who had to pause as the tears became overwhelming. 

    Composing herself, the reality star added: ‘This is me and my brother and my mum, and this is when my mum was so good… we would always go camping, just all the fun things. 

    Hard: Asked to discuss a photo of herself as a child, in which she is pictured with her former drug addict mother, Melinda Mackenzie, and brother, Rhyce Power, the 29-year-old instantly broke down. 'This photo is very hard to talk about and I knew I would cry the second I got up here, I'm sorry,' she said

    Hard: Asked to discuss a photo of herself as a child, in which she is pictured with her former drug addict mother, Melinda Mackenzie, and brother, Rhyce Power, the 29-year-old instantly broke down. ‘This photo is very hard to talk about and I knew I would cry the second I got up here, I’m sorry,’ she said 

    A tearful Jessica added: 'This is my mother years before her addiction. This photo hurts me because it shows my mother in such a beautiful light and what we lost through addiction'

    A tearful Jessica added: ‘This is my mother years before her addiction. This photo hurts me because it shows my mother in such a beautiful light and what we lost through addiction’

    ‘And I think it was about eight years later, when we really lost her to addiction. She’s come good in [recent] years and stuff but it’s so hard to see what addiction does do to people’. 

    Jessika says that the experience ‘made her a better person’ and more empathetic to the struggles of others, even when they are unkind to her.  

    ‘It’s shaped me because I had to grow up a lot faster than other kids. I had to be a mum and look after a mum,’ she said. 

    Difficult: 'I think it was about eight years later, when we really lost her to addiction. She's come good in [recent] years, but its so hard to see what addiction does do to people,' she said

    Difficult: ‘I think it was about eight years later, when we really lost her to addiction. She’s come good in [recent] years, but its so hard to see what addiction does do to people,’ she said

    Strong: Jessika says that the experience 'made her a better person' and more empathetic to the struggles of others, even when they are unkind to her. 'It's shaped me because I had to grow up a lot faster than other kids. I had to be a mum and look after a mum,' she said

    Strong: Jessika says that the experience ‘made her a better person’ and more empathetic to the struggles of others, even when they are unkind to her. ‘It’s shaped me because I had to grow up a lot faster than other kids. I had to be a mum and look after a mum,’ she said

    The TV star added that she has plenty of family support despite not being close to her mother. 

    ‘Since 2000 my mother and I haven’t had a connection. But I have an amazing family. My mother is one of eight [children] so I have all my uncles and my aunties and my nan, I have everybody that I need,’ she said. 

    Jessica recently told The Daily Telegraph that she ‘saw a lot of things that a child should never see’. 

    Past: Jessica recently said she 'saw a lot of things that a child should never see'. 'I saw my mother being abused by the various men that came and went. There were times where there were dirty needles left around the house,' she said. Her mother Melinda Mackenzie is pictured

    Past: Jessica recently said she ‘saw a lot of things that a child should never see’. ‘I saw my mother being abused by the various men that came and went. There were times where there were dirty needles left around the house,’ she said. Her mother Melinda Mackenzie is pictured 

    ‘It was really rough growing up… I was in situations a child should never be put in,’ she told the paper. 

    ‘I saw my mother being abused by the various men that came and went. There were times where there were dirty needles left around the house. I stayed down a year because my mum never really got me to school.’ 

    Jessika says that while she does not think her mother is a ‘bad person’ the pair no longer talk. 

    Childhood: 'It was really rough growing up... I was in situations a child should never be put in,' she added

    Childhood: ‘It was really rough growing up… I was in situations a child should never be put in,’ she added

    The reality star was raised by her aunt, and in 2018 lashed out at her mum when she spoke to Woman’s Day. 

    In her interview with the magazine, Melinda said she felt ashamed watching her daughter cheat on ‘husband’ Mick Gould on season six of MAFS.  

    She further claimed that Jessika’s behaviour was ‘out of line’ when she pursued a secret relationship with Daniel Webb during the social experiment. 

    Drama: The reality star was raised by her aunt, and in 2018 lashed out at her mum when she spoke to Woman's Day. In her interview with the magazine, Melinda said she felt ashamed watching her daughter cheat on 'husband' Mick Gould (left) on season six of MAFS

    Drama: The reality star was raised by her aunt, and in 2018 lashed out at her mum when she spoke to Woman’s Day. In her interview with the magazine, Melinda said she felt ashamed watching her daughter cheat on ‘husband’ Mick Gould (left) on season six of MAFS

    ‘She has absolutely no place in my life. She hasn’t been a part of my life for four years,’ Jessika told Daily Mail Australia in response. 

    She added: ‘My aunt brought me up. I have so much love in my life from my auntie, my two dads [her biological father and stepfather] and siblings. I don’t need her.’ 

    Jessika’s aunt Rebecca also denied Melinda’s claims, telling Daily Mail Australia that she is ‘gobsmacked’ any publication would buy an article from her sister.  

    'She has absolutely no place in my life. She hasn't been a part of my life for four years,' Jessika told Daily Mail Australia in response

    ‘She has absolutely no place in my life. She hasn’t been a part of my life for four years,’ Jessika told Daily Mail Australia in response

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