While their marriage is solid, that doesn’t mean that Nicola doesn’t have her difficult days. She shared an intimate message about “hurting my heart” with her followers on Instagram.

August 5, 2009, she posted that sometimes it was difficult for her to share the “sad” parts of herself. “Growing up as a child with seven sisters and two extremely strong parents has made me very tough. They forced me not to let others bring me down. I was able to build a strong wall around myself, especially for this profession.

“We all have times when people make us feel terrible and it is okay to be hurt,” she said. This is the side I have never shown. It was my desire to share this side. Your support is greatly appreciated. Your kindness on my page is so appreciated. I just want to let you know that I see and hear you.