Colin Farrell is one high-profile personality who would probably prefer his ex-lovers keep their mouths shut. But in a new memoir, Farrell ex Emma Forrest is revealing how the "Gypsy Husband" -- her cryptic name for Farrell -- broke her heart and contributed to her mental illness.
Emma Forrest has written a new memoir titled "Your Voice in My Head," in which she details her torrid romance with Colin Farrell. Farrell -- who's now 34 -- already has two children with two different women and has been documented in and out of relationships, rehab and even having propositioned a 70-year-old woman for sex. His personal life is one of high drama that he plays off with his bad-boy image, but what Emma Forrest is spilling in this new book is much more than mischief.
Emma Forrest, a 33-year-old music journalist from England who has published three novels, dated Colin Farrell around 2008. Forrest was heavily criticized in the headlines and by fans for not having Hollywood-hot looks, and it's said this meanness further caused her depression and self-hatred.
Her account of her affair with Colin Farrell makes it clear she was head-over-heels for him, but his unfaithful ways sent her life into a tailspin. The UK's "Daily Mail" says, "Emma Forrest's new book is ‘about' bulimia, self-harm, mania, attempted suicide, and a broken heart. Misery enough, you might say ... For a year she was in love with the swashbuckling Irishman, actor and (it seems) serial womaniser. He loved her back, texted her incessantly, wrote her poems, planned their baby and even gave her a name."
In her book, Emma Forrest refers to Colin Farrell only as "GH" -- Gypsy Husband -- because he disappeared from her life suddenly. After their breakup, Emma forced herself into a scalding hot bath to make herself feel something and attempted suicide before finally finding sanity with the help of a psychiatrist. But her life turned upside-down again when the therapist died tragically.
After their split, Colin Farrell went on to have a child with Alicja Bachleda-Curus. They broke up less than one year after the baby was born.
Any memoirist (like me) knows how helpful it can be to get over a broken heart by writing about it. I wonder: do all women who have been in love feel healing after they write about the experience and pain when it's over? Leave a comment below, and hit the blue links for more.