Lindy Klim credits ex-husband Michael for helping her overcome depression and ...

Lindy Klim credits ex-husband Michael for helping her overcome depression and crippling shyness - as she reflects on their 'painful' divorce

By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:04 GMT, 6 December 2020 | Updated: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2020

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They may have split in acrimonious circumstances, but Lindy Klim has only words of praise for her ex-husband Michael. 

Speaking to Sunday Life, the Balinese princess, 42, praised her Olympic swimmer ex for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their near-decade long marriage, insisting she 'would be where she is today' without him. 

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Lindy explained that she was suffering from depression from a recent traumatic break-up in 2004, but that all changed when she met Michael three months alter. 

'Without Michael I wouldn¿t be where I am today': Lindy Klim, 42, has praised her Olympic swimmer ex Michael, 43, for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their near-decade long marriage. Pictured together in 2014

'Without Michael I wouldn’t be where I am today': Lindy Klim, 42, has praised her Olympic swimmer ex Michael, 43, for helping her overcome mental health hurdles during their near-decade long marriage. Pictured together in 2014 

'I was so thin from being depressed from my break-up and was the only one who could fit into this Alex Perry dress,' she recalled. 

After successfully healed her broken heart, Michael embarked upon a mission to help Lindy strengthen her self-confidence.  

Describing the athlete as 'driven', Lindy revealed: '[Michael] really took me under his wing; I was painfully shy and without Michael I wouldn’t be where I am today.' 

'I was so thin from being depressed': Lindy explained that she was suffering from depression from a recent traumatic break-up when she met Michael in 2004

'I was so thin from being depressed': Lindy explained that she was suffering from

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