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Gogglebox: Isabelle’s emotional separation from her son

The single mum had to make the heartbreaking decision to isolate without her son.

As isolation is affecting so many of us in different ways, Isabelle Silbery has opened up about her heartwrenching experience of being away from her young son during this coronavirus quarantine period. 

"While some people are going crazy stuck at home with their kiddos, I’m at the other end of the spectrum: missing my boy, who’s in isolation with his dad," the Goggleboxer shared on Instagram. 

"I’m lucky we have open communication and are trying to do the best we can to keep our boy safe.

"Do whatever it takes during this time, even if it hurts to be away from loved ones."



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The Goggleboxer shared a special video of her on FaceTime with her 7-year-old son, Luca which she credits as being the silver-lining through this difficult time. 

"Thank god for FaceTime," she added. "But it’s got me thinking about those families who split their kids between two households — how hard it is and what it could mean for a future lockdown."

Since posting the video, the single mother has received a flood of support from fans and fellow single parents who are experiencing the same very raw emotion. 

"That must be tough," another said. "I would ache all over to not have my son with me. But would also do the same and do whatever it took to protect him. You are such a strong mother. Big virtual hug."

"I dropped my girl at her dads today," one person wrote. "His partner said to me come in. You have whatever she has and we are all in this together. I know I'm lucky. But I'll miss her when I'm home alone."

While it's not clear if Isabelle is still able to see her son, it's clear it's tough being a single mum during this time

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