Daughter 29 of chat show host Trisha Goddard Billie Dee Gianfrancesco on alcohol drug addiction

Mail Online | 5/5/2019 | Lara Keay For Mailonline
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Trisha Goddard's daughter has revealed her 16-year battle with drink and drugs - that began when her chat show host mother was 'off solving everyone else's problems'.

Billie Dee Gianfrancesco, 29, first drank alcohol during a family holiday to the Caribbean at the age of 12.

Spirits - Prescription - Painkillers - Mother - Period

She started 'glugging' spirits whenever she felt sad and got hooked to prescription painkillers after her mother, 61, accidentally gave them to her for period pain.

She slept around at her £5,000-a-term private school and when everyone found out, tried to kill herself at 16.

Years - Wine - MDMA - Cocaine - Cannabis

In her later years she binged on wine, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis, while racking up £25,000 in payday loan debt.

After years of struggle she finally sought help last year and has been in drug and alcohol recovery since July.

Relationship - Mother - 'guilt - Everyone - Problems

But she says her relationship with her mother is still marred by her 'guilt' she was 'off solving everyone else's problems' while one of her daughters reached the brink of suicide.

She told The Mirror's Carol Driver: 'I think she's proud of me but feels guilty, as when I needed her she was off solving everyone else's problems. She wasn't present enough to help me deal with mine.'

Years - Taste - Alcohol - Family - UK

Four years before she had her first taste of alcohol, the family had moved back to the UK from Australia following Trisha's split from Billie's father Mark Greive.

She attended the Langley School in Norfolk while her mother's TV ratings were going through the roof, with over a million viewers tuning in to watch her confessional talk show.

Rails - Partners - Men - Women - Time

But as she started to go off the rails she began sleeping around and had had 20 sexual partners - men and women - by the time she was 18.

Gossip travelled fast at school and unable to cope she tried to overdose.

At 21 she had managed to graduate with...
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