STEPHEN Bear's ex Jemma reveals why she usually treats Christmas like any other day.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online, Jemma - who previously dated Celebrity Big Brother's Stephen Bear and has a close relationship with Charlotte Dawson - said: "I'm not a massively Christmas person because my family are all over the world and I just don't get the whole hype around it.
"I don't really have good memories about Christmas. I'm usually either by myself - it's not a pity thing, I'm fine - or whatever. I just can't be bothered with it."
Describing how she deals with the festive season, Jemma confessed: "I usually just get really drunk so I don't have to deal with it."
She added: "When I was younger it was a really nice, fun time. But as I got older and got sent away from home and sent to boarding school, that's when it started to become a not-nice time.
"I would usually get plonked with someone else's family, and you know when you're not with your family and with someone elses, it makes you feel like you're not accepted. You should be with your own family, not with other peoples."
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"I'll either have a few drinks and forget about it with a few friends, or just treat it as a normal day. It's only another day - just wait for it to be over and then it's boxing day and you can go and party."
Last month the star also opened up on Snapchat about being disowned by her mum in a heartbreaking video.
But Jemma doesn't feel sorry for herself and said she didn't want sympathy from her revelation.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online about the situation with her mum now, Jemma added: "I've tried ever since I was very young to be accepted by my mum and she just will not accept me.
"What I've realised is now, instead of being angry with her, I'm going to use that energy to do a few YouTube videos to help other people in that situation to not let it affect their lives."
She added: "With me, where I've struggled to accept that I'm not accepted by her for so long, it's made me more insecure, and I need a boyfriend all the time... it just dampens my confidence.
"It's her loss if she doesn't want to accept me.
"I don't understand why anyone would judge others on appearance.
"You can't judge anyone on the way they look- especially family."
The model also recently opened up about former boyfriend and MTV co-star Stephen Bear.
Looking forward to the future and New Year, Jemma added: "I've never made a new year resolution in my life.
"My resolutions are not just New Year ones.
"I've decided, 'right I'm going to go to the gym and change my life, and make my focuses fitness and health as opposed to partying', and that's just what I've decided. I don't think it has to be New Year to decide these things."
"December is cool, but I just want past January, get to February and look forward to the summer again."
Jemma recently launched website Dating Ink - a dating app for people who are attracted to tattoos.
She created the app alongside co-founder with Stuart Murgatroyd.
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