Chiara Passari, Nick Kyrgios’ ex, starts turning to drugs and alcohol after she ‘lost all hope in herself’ – as the bad tennis boy tries to get his assault charge of her dismissed
- Nick Kyrgios has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari
- Passari has taken to Instagram to reveal her struggles with drugs and alcohol
- She also spoke about how she lost ‘all hope in love’ before moving to Brisbane
Nick Kyrgios’ ex Chiara Passari has revealed that she took solace in drugs and alcohol during a dark period in her life in an emotional social media post.
Kyrgios has been charged with assaulting Passari, 23, and his lawyers appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday to have a general assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds.
Now his ex has taken to Instagram, where she opened up about “losing all hope” – and shared a photo with the caption: “I hate myself.”
Chiara Passari has taken to Instagram to reveal how she lost ‘all hope in love, in myself and in any kind of happiness or meaning’
“Of losing all hope in love, in myself and in any kind of happiness or meaning,” she wrote.
‘Never being able to smile sincerely or understand my purpose in this life. Losing all my appetite / disgusted by food and looking instead to alcohol and drugs to help.
‘Then spontaneously move to a new city, hear my laughter again, find my people, love food again, get meaning in life.
“To be closer to my family than ever and to start over. It’s all in the hands of the universe and it’s all one big journey, but all I know is that we’ll always get to the other side to reach the light.”
Kyrgios had an on-again, off-again relationship with Passari, who moved to Brisbane after their breakup before meeting Costeen Hatzi, a 21-year-old university graduate.
There are rumors that he will soon announce an engagement to Hatzi.
The pair confirmed their romance last December and she has become a fixture in his supporters box, cheering him on at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Kyrgios’ lawyers on Tuesday sought to have his assault charges quashed and asked for a postponement so that forensic mental health reports could be prepared.
They will then apply to have the case dismissed under a section of the local crime law.
Nick Kyrgios’ ex Chiara Passari has revealed how she struggled with drugs and alcohol before moving to Brisbane
Nick Kyrgios and his ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari will try to have his assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds
The law gives magistrates the power to dismiss charges if they believe an accused is mentally retarded, and handling a case in such a way would benefit the community and the offender.
Kyrgios’ lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith said the tennis player’s mental health history since 2015 made the application suitable, citing a number of public statements from the world’s number 20.
In February, Kyrgios opened the 2019 Australian Open, saying that what seemed like a positive time in his life had been “one of my darkest periods”.
He referred to self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
“I was lonely, depressed, negative, abused alcohol, drugs, pushed family and friends away,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone or trust anyone. This was the result of not opening up and refusing to lean on my loved ones and just pushing myself little by little to be positive.”
Kyrgios’ comments come as rumors circulate that he will soon announce an engagement to his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, who has joined him in Japan.
Magistrate Glenn Theakston began discussing whether Kyrgios should appear in person for the hearing, but Mr Kukulies-Smith said his client wanted to attend.
The hearing on the application is on February 3.
Speaking in Tokyo before his case returned to court, Kyrgios said it was “not difficult at all” to focus on tennis, despite his pending charges.
“There’s only so much I can control and I’m taking all the steps and dealing with it out of court,” he told reporters.
“I can only do what I can and I’m here in Tokyo and I’m just trying to play tennis well, continue that momentum and just do my job – and that’s tennis, play it well.”