THE Apprentice star Jessica Cunningham has written an emotional letter to her daughters about their dad’s suicide.
The TV beauty penned the heart-wrenching note about the family tragedy to mark World Mental Health Day.
She has now opened up about the horrific moment she had to break the news to her daughters.
In the note, which was posted to her new online blog, she also vowed to surround them with love as they grow up in the shadow tragedy.
She wrote: “You were all still sleeping silently and innocently in bed without a care in the world.
“Too little to understand the true extent of what had happened, and too young to deserve this unfairness of life.
“One by one as I heard your tiny footsteps come down the stairs, my heart sank deeper into the pit of my stomach knowing I would have to tell you that daddy would not be picking you up this morning.”
Jessica added of telling the girls the heartbreaking news: “I wanted you to remember a day a little less painful, so we went on a walk and we talked about life and death.
“About heaven, about the clouds, about our souls and what we believe happens when we die.
“The pain in your eyes, the noise of your cry and the feeling of helplessness when I held you tight made me more determined to give you all that I have and be all that you need.'”
Jessica revealed she will one day tell her kids about their dad’s suicide, adding: “When the time is right, you will understand what happened and that he took his own life.
“You will know that it was not your fault, that you, nor I, could change what happened…
“The void may never be filled from the loss of your father but I will help you to make the right choices, I will be the best teacher I can, and you will lead happy and normal lives. I promise you that.”
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