February 4, 2023

Norm Hogan, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, has been seeking treatment in a mental hospital for the past three week. 

The Block star, 44, shared the shocking trauma he suffered and the mental health consequences with his fans on Sunday. 

Norm shared an image of Jess Eva, his longtime partner, and explained that their recent breakup had had a devastating effect on their relationship. 

Norm Hogan, a victim of childhood sexual abuse, has been seeking treatment in a mental hospital for the past three week. Pictured with Jess Eva

“I’m not posting this to show sympathy.” He began his lengthy caption on Instagram: “I am writing this because many people have been asking about where I have been, and I feel now is the best time to talk.” 

‘I have been to a mental hospital for three weeks to sought my s**t out. 

“I was sexually abused as an elementary school kid.” I didn’t speak out about it because of my shame or fear that I was doing something wrong.

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Revealing for the first time the trauma he's suffered, and the mental health implications it's had, The Block star, 44, posted to Instagram on Sunday to share the news with his fans

The Block star, 44, opened up about the trauma he has suffered and the mental health consequences it has had. He posted the news to Instagram on Sunday to share it with his fans

He Continued: “The reason I am writing this letter is to help others seek help, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

‘The s**t I have put Jess through the last 12 months is disgusting and has had a major effect on our relationship. 

‘She She has been my rock and stood beside me as my best friend and my rock, and I am so grateful. I am working with her to repair the damage I have done, but we are doing it side-by-side.

Norm and his fiancée Jess rose to fame in 2018 after they starred on The Block (pictured)

Norm and his fiancée Jess rose to fame in 2018 after they starred on The Block (pictured) 

‘I just want everyone to know that it is not weak, don’t be embarrassed to talk about s**t that has happened to you or how you are feeling. 

“Sometimes, love and friendship are about having difficult conversations that we don’t want to hear. It’s not about just the good times, it’s about your partner not accepting  that you can live a life of anxiety and depression and fighting for your happiness when ya don’t know what happiness is. 

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“And that was the hardest thing to accept. Don’t lose heart if you’re a partner, but be firm and not allow yourself to be mistreated. Norm concluded that if you are a victim, Speak up and be heard. 

'I have been to a mental hospital for three weeks to sought my s**t out. I was sexually abused as a kid at school. I haven't spoken about it because I was stupidly embarrassed or thought there was something wrong with me' Norm wrote

‘I have been to a mental hospital for three weeks to sought my s**t out. As a child, I was sexually abused at school. “I haven’t spoken out about it because I was stupidly embarrassed, or thought there was a problem with me,” Norm wrote.

Norm and his fiancée Jess rose to fame in 2018 after they starred on The Block.

They sold their apartment at auction during the season finale for $2859,000, making a tidy profit worth $209,000

Jess revealed that the couple had spent the entire cash prize on gambling, swimming pools, and helping their friends in 2020.

'The s**t I have put Jess through the last 12 months is disgusting and has had a major effect on our relationship' he continued

‘The s**t I have put Jess through the last 12 months is disgusting and has had a major effect on our relationship’ he continued 

Daily Mail Australia exclusive: Jess, a self-described bogan, said she and Norm have recommenced saving after they spent all their money on gambling and swimming pools.

“We have had to work really hard for what we have now. Triple M Sydney host, ‘We are starting to save again.

Jess said, “I believe it was the most costly financial course we could’ve taken.” 

'She has stood by me as my best mate and been my rock and I'm so grateful. I am trying to fix what I've put her through but we are side by side doing it together' Norm said

‘She He has been my rock and stood by me as my best friend and my rock, and I’m so thankful. I am trying to fix the things I’ve done, but we are working side-by-side together.” Norm stated. 

The mother of two explained that she had originally intended to become a property developer, but things changed after they returned home.

“When we returned home, we felt guilty for having won all this money. We felt happier having fun and sharing it,’ she explained.

“We paid off some of our credit cards and I noticed a lady who couldn’t pay her rent when I was on Facebook so I transferred some money to strangers. 

He continued: 'The reason I am writing this is that it might actually help others to seek help, YOU ARE NOT ALONE'

He Continued: “The reason I am writing this letter is to help others seek help, YOU ARE ALONE.”

She continued, “A few of our friends desired pools and we shouted to our family a holiday in the Daintree rainforest.”

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Jess said that she doesn’t regret anything, but she admitted that she would be more responsible if she won $200,000 right now.

She explained that she’s never had money before so it’s a bit strange to see all those zeros in her account.

During the season finale of The Block, they sold their apartment at auction for $2,859,000, making a tidy profit of $209,000

The Block’s season finale saw them sell their apartment at an auction for $2859,000, making a tidy loss of $209,000

‘[If we won money again]We would be the most responsible and would use it to deposit for another home.

“You feel like you have nothing to lose, but when you lose it, it makes you realize how important that opportunity was.”

Jess shared their story on Triple M’s Moonman in the Morning. She also revealed that the couple bet a portion of the prize money on a match of tennis.

In 2020, Jess revealed the couple had blown the entire cash prize on swimming pools, gambling and 'helping out their friends'

Jess said that in 2020 the couple had spent all of the cash prize on gambling, swimming pool, and ‘helping out friends’

“Remember when Ash Barty was just starting out on the tennis circuit, and we didn’t know she was going be a winner and that she was playing against Maria Sharapovova?” She told Chris Page and Lawrence Mooney that she was going to be a winner.

‘We put thousands on Maria Sharapova and it was just when Ash Barty was starting her winning streak… I’ll never forget Norm’s look after Maria lost the second set, he just had tears in his eyes,’ she said.

Jess also disclosed that she and Norm paid off a friend’s auto loan, bought two lawnmowers, and even bought a piece of land.

'We've never had money before and so you get a bit starstruck when you see all those zeros in your account,' Jess said

Jess explained that she’s never had money before, so she’s a little star struck when she sees all the zeros in her account. 

In July 2019, seven days after being listed, the former TV stars sold their block on Queensland’s Russell Island.

Reality TV stars bought the land for $17,000 in July 2019, and it was sold for $24,000 in less than a week.

The Daily Telegraph was informed by The Radio Host that the couple had hoped they could build on the land this summer, rent it out, then move back in 15 year’s time, but they ‘didn’t get the time’.

The couple rented a house in Sydney’s Tennyson Point. It is just 15 minutes from Triple M radio studios.

Their financial situation has since changed with Jess’s media career taking off on radio and television. 

However, last month The MG, Jess and Pagey show was axed with just one day’s notice.

Jess has been with her partner Norm for over a decade and engaged to him for eight years

Jess has been with her partner Norm for over a decade and engaged to him for eight years

Jess announced her show won’t continue next year and did her final show in November.

She clarified that she and MG won’t be unemployed and are still part of the ‘Triple M family’. 

Jess has been with her partner Norm for over a decade and engaged to him for eight years.

Their financial situation has since turned around with Jess's media career taking off in radio and television

 Their financial situation has since turned around with Jess’s media career taking off in radio and television

But she said has no intention of marrying her fiancé during a discussion on Jana Hocking’s Kinda Sorta Dating podcast.

The reality star – who shares Fred, seven, and Matilda, five, with Norm – said she was against the idea of spending thousands on a wedding when she could invest in something for their children.

 ‘I find traditional a bit outdated, and it’s just what fits your jam. For us, we got engaged and I’ve got no intention of getting married,’ she said.

However, last month The MG, Jess and Pagey show was axed with just one day's notice.  Jess clarified that she and MG won't be unemployed and are still part of the 'Triple M family'

Last month, however, The MG, Jess and Pagey shows were cancelled with only one day’s notice.  Jess clarified, however, that she and MG will not be unemployed and remain part of the Triple M family’

The blushing radio host recalled her first meeting with Norm.

‘His bald hair was shining in the moonlight. I asked him, “Can you have a little of your pizza?” He replied, “Can you have your number?” 

I said, “I’ll do what you want, mate. Just give me a bite.” It was love from then on.”

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Speaking about her first ever meeting with Norm, the blushing radio host recalled: 'We've been together nearly ten years, ever since an illusive night when I got kicked out of a nightclub and a pizza restaurant'

The blushing radio host recalled her first meeting with Norm.