Claudia Henkel (Photo: Getty)
Cape Town - Speaking out for the first time about her divorce, former Miss South Africa Claudia Henkel admits that it has been the most trying time of her life - and that she sometimes cries herself to sleep.
The mother of twins - a girl and a boy - revealed in April that she and her husband, businessman Orin Roesstorff had separated after tying the knot in 2015.
Speaking to Huisgenoot the 36-year-old said that she often feels lonely after her marriage ended in February.
Claudia did not elaborate on the reason for the divorce, but says that she suspects a miscarriage she experienced shortly after their wedding could have played in a role.
"Thank you to all of you who have sent me beautiful messages of support, love and care," she wrote on Facebook.
About the divorce, she adds: "I know I made the right choice for my twins and for me. So when you comment or see me, don't say: 'I'm sorry' say 'well done for having the courage to choose to be happy'."