Reality TV star Jessika Power burst into tears as she opened up about her childhood in an emotional revelation on Big Brother VIP.

During a task where the celebrities were asked to talk about a photo of importance to them, Jessika shared an image of herself as a young child with her brother and mother.

Looking at the photo, Jessika immediately broke down in tears as she said, “this photo is really hard to talk about, and I knew I’d cry the second I got up here”.

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Explaining the background to the candid family snap, Jessika said: “This is my mother years before her addiction.

“This photo hurts me because it shows my mother in such a beautiful light and what we lost through addiction”.

The image shows Jessika with her brother and mother, before her mother’s addiction.
The image shows Jessika with her brother and mother, before her mother’s addiction. Credit: Seven

Jessika spoke of her mother during the period this photo was taken.

“My mother was good, she’d make us playdough or go camping, just all the fun things,” she said.

WATCH as Jessika Power gets emotional, speaking about her mother’s struggle with addiction

Jessika added that it was only eight years later that the family “lost her to addiction”.

“She’s come good in years, but it’s so hard to see what addiction does do to people,” the reality star added.

“And now I just know, everything I do in life makes me a better person.”

Jessika shares the learning experiences and growth she’s undergone thanks to her mother’s struggle with addiction.
Jessika shares the learning experiences and growth she’s undergone thanks to her mother’s struggle with addiction. Credit: Seven

Jessika – who said she hasn’t had a connection with her mother since 2000 – went on to share the personal growth she’s undergone through this experience.

She said, “I never walk down the street and get a nasty person saying something to me and I’m like, ‘oh what a horrible person’. I always think, ‘what’s going on in your life that’s made you like that today?’

Following Jessika’s revelation, her housemates gather around in support, comforting her.
Following Jessika’s revelation, her housemates gather around in support, comforting her. Credit: Seven

“So, it has shaped me because I had to grow up a lot faster than other kids. I had to be a mum and look after a mum.”

Jessika Power on Big Brother VIP: Reality star breaks down over mother’s addiction
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