Model Says Fiancé Dumped Her Days Before Wedding After Cancer Made her Gain Weight by James Somper
According to one site I visited, Five stone converts to 70 pounds.
Emily Nicholson, 24, from York, ballooned five dress sizes in six weeks due to the steroids she was taking to fight the disease and claims ex Jamie Smith called off the wedding over Facebook – and still went on his stag do
A model claims her fiancé dumped her days before their wedding after medication for her terminal brain tumour caused her to gain five stone.
Emily Nicholson was left distraught after Jamie Smith reportedly ended their relationship over Facebook Messenger – and she was even more enraged when she discovered he still went on his stag do.
The 24-year-old from York moved to Australia in 2012 with her family and had a successful career as a bar manager and club promoter before she was diagnosed with astrocytoma brain cancer in February 2016.
Jamie, however, claims it was Emily who left him – and denies the split was anything to do with her weight gain.
On Friday, January 13, 2017 she was told she only had a year to live so she and then-boyfriend Jamie, also 24, decided to tie the knot while they still had time.
But a week before the big day, and on the morning of his stag party, Emily, who ballooned five dress sizes in six weeks due to the steroids she was taking to fight the disease, claims Jamie called off the engagement via Facebook Messenger.
Heartbroken Emily, who weighed seven stone and wore a slender size six before she became ill, said: “Jamie messaged me and said he didn’t want to be with me and he hadn’t loved me for a long time.
“It was horrendous. He made it very clear that he didn’t love me. I felt it was because of the way I looked and what had happened.
“Now I don’t feel anything about him, he hurt me but there’s no point getting upset over it.
“I’ve just had to be strong about it all.”
…But the family’s dream turned to a nightmare after Emily had the first of four seizures and she was diagnosed with Astrocytoma – a type of brain cancer – in February 2016.
Emily’s mum Joanne Nicholson, 51, who is a full-time carer to her daughter, said: “We moved to Australia for a better life.
…After her terminal diagnosis, Emily and Jamie decided to marry as soon as possible in August 2016 but had to postpone their wedding until March 2017 because Emily needed surgery.
But a week before their wedding, Emily claims she received a message from New Zealander Jamie, a cable layer, telling her he wanted to ‘call it a day’.
Despite the break-up, Emily’s family claim Jamie still attended his own stag party despite calling off the wedding only hours before.
Emily, who had also discussed freezing her eggs so she could later have IVF with Jamie if she recovered, said: “He told me he didn’t love me anymore.
…Following her diagnosis, the family decided to return back to the UK full-time in July 2017.
They are now fundraising via GoFundMe in the hope Emily can access pioneering immunotherapy vaccine which will cost £30,000.
Emily has already defied her life expectancy given to her by doctor’s but no one knows how long she’ll have left.
Joanne said that despite her initial anger towards the man who broke her daughter’s heart, she has now come to terms with his behaviour.
…She said: “I was angry at him, but as time has gone on I’m not angry at him anymore.
“He was lovely, he was a really nice lad and it got to the point where she couldn’t go out and she was getting bigger.
“When you go through something like this, life is too short to hate anyone – he did his best but I don’t blame him, it got too much for him.
In response to the allegations, Jamie Smith said: “It was the other way around, she actually left me, I never left her.
“And, secondly, I never left her for anything to do with her weight gain.
“If that was the case I would have left her months before we split up, because she started putting weight on before that.
Emily and Joanne both said Jamie’s suggestion she broke up with him was categorically untrue.
Donations can be made to Emily’s fundraising page (Link): here.