Aspiring model with terminal cancer dumped over Facebook week before wedding

An aspiring model with terminal cancer has revealed how her boyfriend dumped her over Facebook messenger after she put on weight from the cancer medication.

Emily Nicholson, 24, moved from York to Australia in 2012 with her family and had a successful career as a bar manager and club promoter before she was diagnosed with astrocytoma brain cancer in February 2016.

Emily Nicholson, 24, says she believes the break up came from her weight gain.
Emily Nicholson, 24, says she believes the break up came from her weight gain. Photo credit: Caters.

Nicholson told Caters she and boyfriend Jamie Smith decided to marry when she had only about a year to live.

But a week before the big day, and on the morning of Smith's stag do, Nicholson says he called it off via Facebook messenger.

In a screenshot of the Facebook message, Nicholson writes "I've always loved you and always will. DO you want to just call it a day then?" to which Smith replies "I wanted to call it a day a long time ago Em".

** STRICT ONLINE EMBARGO APPLIES: 00.01am 22/01/2019***Pic by Caters News - (Pictured:The text where Emily Nicholson was dumped by Jamie Smith.) - A wannabe model who put on five stone in six weeks due to medication for her terminal brain tumour claims her fianc dumped her via text days before their bucket list wedding.Stunning Emily Nicholson, 24, from York, moved to Australia in 2012 with her family and had a successful career as a bar manager and club promoter before she was diagnosed with astrocytoma brain cancer in February 2016.SEE CATERS COPY
Photo credit: Caters.

Nicholson says she believes it's due to the weight she put on; going from a size 6 to size 16 because of the steroid treatment.

Nicholson told The Sun: "Jamie said he didn't want to be with me and he hadn't loved me for a long time.

"For months he'd been going out with his friends but obviously I couldn't do that because I was ill.

"It just came out of the blue, it was horrendous. Now I don't feel anything about him, he hurt me but there's no point getting upset."

Nicholson is now trying to raise money for pioneering immunotherapy treatment, starting a GoFundMe page to raise £30,000 (NZD$57,000).

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