Nikki's Pete heartbreak
13:30 26 September 2006
'Big Brother' star Nikki Grahame has confessed she is completely heartbroken after being dumped by winner Pete Bennett.
The 24-year-old blonde was publicly ditched by the Tourette's sufferer last week, who claimed he couldn't cope with her low sex drive and constant tantrums.
Nikki admits she was stunned the seemingly kind-hearted reality star, famous for talking to insects and animals on the show, could treat her so cruelly.
She said: "Pete wouldn't hurt an insect but he's totally destroyed me.
"He's made me feel like a piece of s**t. What upset me most is that he couldn't tell me how he felt when we were together or what I was doing wrong.
"Instead, he told a magazine why he dumped me. He's hurt me more than any guy has ever hurt me. My mum thinks I've been publicly humiliated."
The former anorexic, who now has her own reality TV show 'Princess Nikki', claims Pete's cruel comments have now sent her into a downward spiral of depression.
She added: "I've struggled with self-hatred all my life and, now I've read all the stuff him and his friends have been saying about me, I hate myself even more."
But everything that has gone on between them, Nikki says she still loves Pete.
She said: "I love Pete unconditionally. I'm trying not to have feelings for him. But it's hard to switch them off."
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