Last fall, to everyone's disappointment, former What Not To Wear star Clinton Kelly revealed that he was no longer on talking terms with his co-host of ten years, Stacy London.
Kelly told his The Chew co-hosts that London had blocked him on Twitter, and that they had tension between them for sometime. He admitted that their rocky relationship is "old news" and he didn't even realize how serious it was until London blocked him on social media.
"We spent so much time together for 10 years … It was funny in the beginning when we completed each other’s sentences, Kelly said in a previous interview with American-Statesman, adding "but it got to be like, ‘OK, we need a break from each other.;"
London did not comment on Kelly's statements, but that's probably because she had bigger and more important issues to worry about. 2017 was "a year marked by breakdowns" for the television personality and author, but she kept her struggles under wraps, until now.
At the start of this year, London explained in an Instagram post that 2018 is a fresh start for her, and that she will be approaching everything from now on with a more positive mindset. She said that she no longer held grudges and is "finding peace" by unblocking people.
“It occurred to me that taking action like blocking people in order to feel some sense of control over other’s actions is a waste of my time," she wrote in the posts's caption. “Forgiveness is something you give yourself to move on, to find peace, to let go. So I unblocked a bunch of people today. If this resonates, maybe you can too. ❤️”
Last night, I was thinking about forgiveness. It’s very easy to say but sometimes not easy to do truthfully. If you’re like me when I’m hurt I can hold a grudge. I know the old adage: being angry or vengeful or hateful to someone because they’ve wronged you is like taking poison expecting the other person to die. Anger is much easier to cope with for me than sadness and pain. Being angry feels pro-active and empowering, like I’m in control of the situation. But last night (and WHY last night, I’m not sure) it occurred to me that taking action like blocking people in order to feel some sense of control over other’s actions is a waste of my time. I can’t stop people from the way they behave. I can’t stop them from being angry with me, hurtful to me, or indifferent to me. I can block ex-friends and ex-lovers, people I feel wronged by, but to what end? For the most part, these people aren’t even looking at my accounts in the first place and even if they were, why would being able to see this highlight reel of my life matter in the slightest? Don’t get me wrong: truly hateful, sexist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, racist comments are simply not permitted on my accounts. @luvvie taught me that social media is NOT a democracy, it’s a dictatorship only in the sense that if you write on MY page l have every right to delete or block you. Go write nasty shit on your own page. Those are not the people I’m talking about. I’m talking about those I’ve had trouble forgiving for one reason or another. The problem is the more I hold on to my anger, the more I hurt, not them. And while feeling pain and sadness sucks, it’s necessary, NOT damaging. I’m sure you’ve heard this 1000x before but it hit me: forgiveness doesn’t mean things are reparable. It doesn’t mean I can have these people back in my life or want to (though I don’t discount the possibility that maybe some day I will.) It doesn’t even mean I’ll tell them. Forgiveness is something you give yourself to move on, to find peace, to let go. So I unblocked a bunch of people today. If this resonates, maybe you can too. ❤️
However, what many don't know is that London's change of mind did not just come out of blue. In a recent article she penned for Refinery 29, London confessed that she went through one of the worst times of her life in 2017, and after recovering from all the negative experiences, she is now giving herself a new start.
So what exactly happened?