ABBIE Quinnen has revealed that her Strictly star boyfriend AJ Pritchard would “cry hysterically” after her fireball accident.
The gorgeous 25-year-old dancer was filming a clip for TikTok that went horribly wrong and left her engulfed in flames, leaving her with third degree burns, scarring on her shoulder and arm as well as losing a strip of hair and part of her ear.
Speaking in an exclusive chat with The Sun about if the accident affected her relationship with boyfriend AJ, Abbie 共享: “There were times when I would find AJ hysterically crying from guilt and helplessness and that would really upset me!
“It definitely did affect our relationship but I think mostly for the better as it showed me just how much he cared and loved me.
“He’s been by my side every step of the way and even now he comes to every single laser, micro-needling or PRP appointment with me, which I am so grateful for! He’s always there holding my hand.”
Abbie spoke on behalf of Ann Summers as their social ambassador, and she continued to say the brand makes her forget her scars when she’s in their lingerie.
But there are times she remembers them, and the blonde beauty opened up on a recent holiday where she felt “conscious” about her scarring.
Abbie said: “I do still panic about being in the sun even though my doctor said I can be in the sun as long as I have factor 50 在. But I think because I’ve tried to avoid the sun for so long I’m just not used to not being in it or covering my scars up.
“My scars were absolutely fine in the sun with the factor 50 I applied literally every 10 minutes just in case. I would say that I was a bit conscious of people looking at my scars but actually while I was on the beach there were so many different people with a couple of scars here and there.
“I would never have noticed anything like that before, but now as I have them I’m definitely more wary of others around and now I think scars are beautiful.
“But my advice to my younger self would be to stop worrying so much about the way you look and what people think.”
Abbie, who said she gets to spend a lot of time at home with AJ despite their busy schedules, said it “took time” for her to “feel sexy” after the accident.
她补充说: “Seeing the changes and improvements in my scars do definitely make me feel more positive about my body, and I’ve also been absolutely amazed at how my body has healed.
“I never thought I would ever feel sexy or confident ever again and I felt like that for months and months! 所以, I’ve definitely come a long way and I can say that when I’m wearing Ann Summers that’s when I feel my sexiest.”
Abbie said she has “too many to choose from” when it comes to picking her favourite Ann Summers, but she never fails to look beautiful and ooze confidence in their sets.