But feeling stronger, more confident and with some warm Californian sun shining down on her, Imogen Thomas felt brave enough to make a very bold statement to her ex-lovers, lovers-to-be and her critics.
Lazing by a pool as she enjoyed a day at a spa, she showed off a tattoo running down the side of her torso that said exactly what she was feeling - 'Liars and cheats will never have my heart'.
Feeling confident: A smiling Imogen Thomas shows off her new tattoo which sent a messages to her lovers, past, present and future
Whether the tattoo is real, henna or just written on in waterproof pen but it certainly stood out and made a dramatic statement to the world.
However, it would appear that it may be a little too late for Imogen who admitted that she was in love with the Manchester United star and thought he would leave his wife Stacey for her.
She hinted at getting a tattoo on her Twitter page two days ago when she wrote: 'Just woke up....damn I wanted a lay in!!! If u were to get a tattoo what would you get?'
Bold statement: Imogen's tattoo was clear to read as she lay on a lilo in the pool
Imogen, 28, looked carefree and relaxed as she enjoyed her break with some friends, leaving all her troubles and woes back in the UK.
The former Big Brother star has been in the Golden State for about a week and has revealed that she loves it so much she might stay.
She wrote: 'Thinking about moving out here- Fresh start. Signed, sealed, delivered I'm yours.
Cooling off: Imogen takes a dip in the pool... but doesn't stay in for long
Lazy days: Imogen lay in the water on a lilo to soak up the sun while she chatted to her friend
'I am so happy im here in LA. Dont wanna go home to all the bother. Gonna stay here forever.'
Imogen has also made sure that she has put on a brave face while out in public, because despite being on the other side of the world, she is still attracting interest.
So she made the most of the attention as she donned a black bikini and showed off her enviable curves as she enjoyed her lazy spa day.
It hasn't been all sun and sand for the controversial celebrity during her time Stateside, however.
What shall we do tonight? Imogen and her friend chat away making plans for their LA getaway
Imogen told followers on Twitter that she's also been holding meetings in between having fun.
'Gym done again! Its 7.20am! looking forward to today and my meeting tonight. Oh Iove the american accent on guys....sexy sexy,' she wrote this week.
Back on this side of the pond, Ryan and Stacey Giggs were putting on a united front during their holiday in Spain.
Not a care in the world: Imogen couldn't stop smiling as she climbed out of the pool looking relaxed and happy
As reported in the Mail this week, their holiday is the clearest indication yet that Mrs Giggs has forgiven her footballer husband after the revelations of his affair with Miss Thomas, and also his sister-in-law Natasha Giggs.
The couple have been holed up in a £22,000-a-week villa on the holiday isle, reportedly locked in intense discussions about their future.
Laid back: Imogen gets her hair wet and shows off her blue fingernails