Molly-Mae Hague has opened up on her “small circle” of friends” and why she chooses to keep her group close-knit in a new interview ahead of the release of her book, Becoming Molly-Mae.
The former Love Island star, 22, who is in a relationship with her fellow islander and boxing champ Tommy Fury, also admitted that she is not a “super sociable” person.
The chat comes as the PrettyLittleThing creative director gets set for the grand launch of her new autobiography Becoming Molly-Mae on June 9.
In the book, the reality TV star touches on the friendships that are important to her, and talks about how there aren’t many people she chooses to spend her free time with.
Explaining why this is, the star said: “I feel really lucky to have a small circle of true friends around me. Those few friendships are effortless and feel, to me, more meaningful than having many friends.
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“I’m open about the fact that I have never been the type of person who had tonnes of different friends from different places and that’s OK.
“The people closest to me know that I’m not super sociable and that I feel more comfortable cosied up on my sofa, but that’s my choice – which isn’t for everyone, and I get that!”
Molly-Mae went on to say that she also enjoyed exploring how some people struggle with finding their groove with friends, and how much time they devote to social activities.
“I personally like having a small circle, and that’s something I explore in the book: you have to work out what makes you happy,” the Filter by Molly-Mae brand owner shared.
The social media personality also admitted that some of her the bonds she’s had with people over the years have changed or relationships have drifted apart.
“As you grow up, you learn that not all of your friendships stay the same and that’s OK: everyone is on their own path,” the star continued.
“Along the way, you make a lot of choices that can shape who you become – and a lot of those choices can turn into lessons.”
Writing her book has been a hugely-cathartic process and while she’s incredibly proud of the milestone life achievement, Molly-Mae also admitted some areas of her past were a struggle to revisit.
Explaining that she realised there were memories she’d locked away over the years rather than face them head-on, the brand ambassador said getting them down on paper was “therapeutic”.
“It’s allowed me to relive some of the emotions I experienced along the way, and have some conversations with family and friends that have given me a deeper understanding of certain things that happened in my life, and why they did when they did,” Molly-Mae reflected, adding that she appreciates she still has a “lot more to learn’.
“When I was younger maybe I didn’t always fully understand the bigger picture if I was going through something,” she said. “Writing this book has given me more perspective and helped me be able to look back and think, ‘OK, that was not much fun at the time… but if that didn’t happen, then maybe I wouldn’t be where I was today.”
The star’s new book Becoming Molly-Mae is available to buy on June 9.
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