"The hardest thing I had to learn and accept was that sometimes, despite what we have been told, love is not enough," she says. "But when I look at my life now and imagine how things would have been different had I stayed married, I can’t say I would have the heart to change anything."
She continues, "I rest easy knowing that I had love, real love, for a short while."
Although her marriage with Bell didn't last, the pair did have a child together, a 3-year-old son. She admits that being a parent is the "hardest, most amazing" thing a person can do in their life, and becoming a mom made her see her parents in a completely different light.
"Becoming a mom is the best thing I ever did with my life, but it’s not for everyone," she explains. "It’s harder than you think and you are never ready, but it will open up your heart in ways you never thought possible."