Nadia Sawalha has shared a beautiful throwback picture of her and her husband Mark Adderley on Instagram. The Loose Women panellist took the opportunity to show the world just how much her partner means to her, captioning the snap: "I don't say it enough.. I love you very much @mark_adderley and you've healed me as much as I have you xxx." The sweet post comes a week after Nadia appeared on Loose Women where she spoke about her husband's past battle with alcoholism. The 52-year-old revealed that she gave her the TV producer an ultimatum and ordered him to go to rehab.
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She explained: "It took me a couple of years to realise that Mark wasn't just a party guy or a heavy drinker, he was just an alcoholic. There is a real difference between somebody who drinks and somebody who is an alcoholic. I had to be able to say to him, 'No more'." The presenter added: "It's such a hard thing to be honest and say that we've got a major problem here. I was enabling him. I was helping him be an alcoholic by covering for him because nobody knew he was an alcoholic except me. I said, 'You won't spend one more night in this house if you don't get help for alcoholism'." She went on: "I also knew that I wasn't going to live with him if he carried on. He might not have survived."
Nadia Sawalha recently spoke about her husband's past battle with alcohol
Last year, the couple gave a candid insight into his battle with alcoholism, describing every day as a "struggle". In a searingly honest home video, they shared their thoughts on the addiction which occurred in the early stages of their marriage. In a Youtube video, shared on Nadia and Kaye Adams' channel, Mark explained: "Every day is a struggle. Every day is a huge effort, to not get up literally, but a huge effort to tackle the day. The whole day is to be attacked, to be grappled with, it's to be fought. It is exhausting. I always say to Nadia and the girls, 'Look you're all finding me irritating now, you can all walk through that door and leave me, I can't, I have to stay in the same room as me.'"
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The couple, who married in 2002 and have two daughters together, discussed how the period over Christmas is perhaps the hardest when trying to resist the temptation. Nadia said: "Sometimes it's a real struggle, but it is a struggle for the person living with the person as well, because I wake up and I'm naturally really happy but if someone has got depression and they're not happy, you almost feel guilty that you wake up jolly.