Jonny Mitchell shares ‘having it all’ post in wake of calling off engagement

He doesn't normally speak out

Jonny Mitchell

by William Marriott |

Love Island's Jonny Mitchell has opened up about life after the dating show, saying he "had it all" over a year ago - before his split from fiancé Danielle Zarb-Cousin.

Opening up in an honest social media post, the former Celebrity Big Brother star uploaded an image of himself outside his house with a racing car he had recently bought.

He captioned the post, "I had it all! Cars, Jets, holidays whenever I fancied. But did it really make me happy?

"This flashy little picture was taken in July last year, and you can tell that I’m really lapping it up 😂. Since then I’ve taken myself on a journey of self discovery. One thing I’ve realised is that you never really know how achieving your goals is going to feel until you actually do it."

He went on to admit that he set himself goals when he was 18, including being 'financially sound' and appearing 'on TV, or [being] famous.'

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LOVE ISLAND JANUARY 2020 C0NFIRMED LINE UP

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
1 of 20
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Age: 22Hometown: LondonOccupation: Customer Service AdvisorDumped: 29th January after Mike chose to couple up with Sophie.

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 25Hometown: BristolOccupation: Beauty Consultant

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 20Hometown: LondonOccupation: Students and VIP Hostesses Eve Gale: Dumped in the first re-coupling after failing to be picked by a boy.

WINTER LOVE ISLAND
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Age: 25Hometown: LondonOccupation: Democratic Services Officer Dumped: after a re-coupling when she wasn't chosen by Luke Mabbot

Sophie Piper
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Age: 21Hometown: EssexOccupation: Medical PADumped in a public vote

Paige Turley
6 of 20
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Age: 22Hometown: West LothianOccupation: Singer

Mike Boateng
7 of 20
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Age: 24Hometown: LondonOccupation: Police Officer

Connor Durman
8 of 20
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Age: 25Hometown: BrightonOccupation: Coffee Bean SalesmanDumped: 26th January after he and Sophie were voted the public's least favourite couple and the Islanders had to send one of them home.

Callum Jones
9 of 20
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Age: 23Hometown: ManchesterOccupation: ScaffolderDumped: By public vote that culminated in an Islander's decider with partner Molly smith

Nas Majeed
10 of 20
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Age: 23Hometown: LondonOccupation: Sports Science Graduate and BuilderDumped: In a public vote with Casa Amor partner Eva Zapico

Ollie Williams
11 of 20
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Age: 23Hometown: CornwallOccupation: Heir to the Lanhydrock Estate/Land OwnerChose to leave due to missing a former girlfriendLeft: Ollie quit the show on 14th January to get back with his ex.

Finley Tapp
12 of 20
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Age: 20Hometown: Milton KeynesOccupation: Recruitment consultant

Connagh Howard
13 of 20
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Age: 26Hometown: CardiffOccupation: ModelDumped by Siannese Fudge Dumped: 25th January after failing to be chosen by any of the women.

Rebecca Gormley
14 of 20
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Age: 21Hometown: NewcastleOccupation: Part-time Model and CarerDumped in public vote with Casa Amor partner Jordan Waobikeze

Luke Mabbott
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Age: 24Hometown: RedcarOccupation: Heating Engineer

Luke Trotman
16 of 20
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Age: 22Hometown: LutonOccupation: Semi-pro footballer and Student

Demi Jones
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Age: 21Hometown: PortsmouthOccupation: Fashion Advisor in a local boutique

Wallace Wilson
18 of 20
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Age: 24Hometown: InvernessOccupation: Personal TrainerDumped after one week in a public vote, left with Sophie Piper

Wallace Wilson
19 of 20
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Age: 24Hometown: InvernessOccupation: Personal trainerDumped: By public vote that culminated in an Islander decider with Sophie Piper

Ched Uzor
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Age: 23Hometown: SuffolkOccupation: Scaffolder

However, he admitted by the time he had achieved those things, "it wasn’t the overwhelming feeling that I’d completed life. It was a kind of unfulfillment. I’d made getting these superficial things a priority to the point where I probably missed a lot of other important stuff along the way."

Jonny concluded, "What I’m trying to say is that ambition is important, having drive is important, and setting yourself goals is SUPER important. But just make sure you’re setting the RIGHT goals for yourself. Otherwise one day you might be old & checking the last thing off your list only to realise you’ve wasted your life chasing the wrong thing."

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Fans were quick to comment on the reality star's post, with one user writing, "👌🏻❤️Perfectly said x", while another commented, "Inspiring 👏🏼."

A third said, "Love this 👏🏻👏🏻" and a fourth added, "Be happy, be healthy, be loved 👌."

Jonny and Danielle split in December, with Danielle announcing they called it quits on Instagram, posting a photo of her in her wedding dress, admitting, "It’s been pretty traumatising for me having to come to terms with everything."

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