“You should get to know the people you’re watching and you should have an insight into why they are the way that they are,” Stacey began.
“The reason I am where I am is because I have lost people in my life. I’m not blessed, I’m not lucky and I’m not entitled. I have nice things, but it doesn’t mean I’m happy. I’d give away every single handbag I have, I’d give away my car, anything, just to make sure my kids are happy or to have my brother back or to see my dad.”
Stacey said she grew up with her mother and three siblings and spent years not knowing about what really happened to her father.
“I didn’t ask until I started primary school. I thought maybe he was in jail or something. It didn’t feel right. Every time I broached it with my mum, she would break down or go to the other room or something. I was so confused,” she said.
“When I was old…