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Michelle Bridges has taken to Instagram to issue an emotional statement after she was caught drink driving due to her shock split from partner Steve “Commando” Willis.

Calling the past month “the toughest of her life”, the fitness guru thanked her love ones for their support, adding that “the remorse and guilt won’t go away”, presumably referencing her DUI.

The heartfelt post comes a week after she pleaded guilty for driving under the influence with her young son Axel in the car on Australia Day, for which she was given a three-month driving ban and a $750 fine with a recorded conviction.

 The photo, which shows Michelle staring out into the ocean, was captioned: “The last month has been the toughest time of my life.

“What I’d like to say is thank you – to my loved ones, my friends, my team, and to all who have reached out to me.

“I have received so many messages of kindness from both strangers and people I know. The biggest thank you to you all. I know the remorse and guilt won’t go away, but I’m determined to keep moving forward, working hard and being thankful for all the good in my life.”

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Biggest Loser star confirmed her split from The Commando after her drink-driving arrest, saying recent weeks had been “a very difficult time … dealing with the break-up of my long-term relationship”.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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