She recently released images showing the horrific wounds she’s alleged to have sustained in the midst of an abusive relationship.
But Gemma Collins relished the opportunity to take her mind off her past woes on Thursday night, when she stepped out for a 10th anniversary screening of Keeping Up With The Kardashians at London‘s upscale Saatchi Gallery.
The 36-year-old TOWIE star made her way to the Chelsea soiree in her usual eye-catching style, wearing a tied white graphic T-shirt with ripped black skinny jeans and a textured grey blazer, which featured half sleeves.
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Keep it up! Gemma Collins attended the 10th anniversary screening of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, held at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, on Thursday night
Toting a distinctive bright red Lulu Guinness Lips clutch bag, the reality TV stalwart stood tall in a pair of vertiginous strappy black heels.
Enhancing her looks with a generous application of makeup, the Essex girl framed her face with mounds of blonde locks, which fell to her bosom in glossy waves.
As the night of revelry came to an end, Gemma was seen being helped to a cab by a man dressed in a dark suit.
Stylish: The TOWIE star made her way to the soiree in her usual eye-catching style, wearing a tied white graphic T-shirt with ripped black skinny jeans and a textured grey blazer
Standing tall: Toting a distinctive bright red Lulu Guinness Lips clutch bag, the reality TV stalwart stood tall in a pair of vertiginous strappy black heels
Helping hand: As she made her way out of the bash, Gemma was helped by a man in a dark suit
Her night on the town comes after she released images of the horrific wounds she suffered in the midst of an abusive relationship, as she showed her bloodied and battered body.
Gemma released horrifying images of the injuries she allegedly sustained at the hands of an ex-boyfriend just before jetting out to Australia to making her doomed appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, in 2014.
Releasing her story in heartbreaking detail, she revealed she hopes it will encourage other victims of domestic violence to go to the police, revealing her biggest regret is not pressing charges because she was ‘too scared to see it through.’
Celebration: Inside the bash, she lapped up the festivities surrounding the Kardashian family’s decade of reality TV domination
Making waves: Enhancing her looks with a generous application of makeup, the Essex girl framed her face with mounds of blonde locks, which fell to her bosom in glossy waves
Fantastic voyage: The blonde TV personality sported a broad grin as she boarded a waiting taxi
Gemma was beaten up and left with a bloodied head and hands, as the shocking images displayed the lengths of the terrifying abuse she suffered.
She recalled how she was locked in her own flat and repeatedly kicked in the spine by her former flame in the terrifying alleged incident.
When her ex reportedly went into the bedroom to smash up her belongings, Gemma claims she managed to unlock the door and crawl into the hallway, where a concerned neighbour alerted the police.
She told The Sun‘s Bizarre column: ‘I was really badly beaten. I was powerless. I should have pressed charges but I was in love with that person.
Shocking attack: Gemma recently released horrifying images of the injuries she allegedly sustained at the hands of an ex-boyfriend just before jetting out to Australia
Pained: She has claimed to have sustained the injuries hours before she departed the UK for Australia to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Ge Me Out Of Here! in 2014
Cut, bruised: Her bloodied hands were evidence of the horrifying abuse she was subjected to
‘Powerless’: She told The Sun’s Bizarre column, ‘I was really badly beaten. I was powerless. I should have pressed charges but I was in love with that person’
‘When he beat me enough to get me down on the floor then he didn’t stop there. He locked me in my flat – he then repeatedly kicked me, kicked me, kicked me’.
Gemma confessed that the experience has changed her relationships with men and still haunts her to this day.
She also admitted that she found it hard to move on from the romance – and the pair were still in touch after she left the jungle.
Her former partner has denied allegations that he assaulted her in 2014.
All smiles: (L-R) Nicola Hughes and Tina Stinnes sported huge grins as they entered the party
Top of the crops: The pals displayed their taut abs as they stepped out in tiny bandeau tops
Mustard: Outside the bash, she chatted with Darby Ward, who wowed in a stylish mustard skirt
Statue: Nicola and Tina posed beside an Oscar-inspired statue as they partied at the event
Combination: Amber Dowding teamed black tracksuit bottoms with a pair of strappy heels
Dazzling: Sarah-Jane Crawford put on a dazzling display in a plunging sequinned minidress
Perfect pins: Frankie Gaff displayed her enviably lean legs in a black miniskirt and wedge heels
Billowing: She teamed her thigh-grazing skirt with a stylish crop top with billowing sleeves
Gemma said: ‘The mental and psychological side – I was still in love with this person but I knew what he did to me was really wrong. How do you press charges against someone that you love?’
The TV personality hopes that speaking out will help others walk away from abusive relationships before its too late.
She warned: ‘If they do it once then they will do it again. I have never actually escaped that night. Even though I am speaking out I do fear for my life.’
MailOnline has contacted Gemma’s representatives for comment.
You’ve got to hand it to them: (L-R) Emily Blackwell and Georgia Toffolo arrived holding hands
Covered up: Kimberley Garner made her way into the soiree wearing an oversized black coat
Peeled off: When she peeled off her outerwear, she revealed a stunning backless minidress
Pour it up: At the bash, Nicole chatted away with Alex Mytton as they enjoyed drinks together
Bags: They both toted gift bags as they made their departure from the E! News-hosted bash
Sister act: Sisters (L-R) Lucy and Tiffany Watson sported smiles as they exited the celebration