In just two weeks, the successful businesswoman – best known for her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice – has lost her husband Oliver Curtis, 30, to a jail sentence for conspiracy to commit insider trading and come face-to-face with a breast cancer diagnosis.
“Oli went to jail on the 24th of June, and on the 7th of July, I had cancer,” says Roxy, 36, who is juggling running three businesses with caring for daughter Pixie, five, and son Hunter, two.
WATCH: Roxy undergoes surgery. Post continues after the video...
The brave mother spoke to us following her surgery to remove the cancerous lump.
“I’ll show you my injury,” she volunteers, lifting up her top to reveal her left breast. A deep purple incision runs from her armpit to the underside of her breast.
Until recently, Roxy was living a fairytale. A multi-million dollar lifestyle, handsome younger husband, two adorable kids, and a stunning home in the trendy locale of Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
“I had all the trimmings that make people go, ‘Wow! She’s living the life.’ But the reality is there is not one person, not one family, who is perfect – and I’m no different,” says Roxy.
“But I’ve never been one to be ‘woe is me’… I have a responsibility to the children. They don’t want to come home to see me in a blithering mess. It’s my duty to hold it together.”
Meanwhile the PR maven allowed 60 Minutes to shadow her and giving them access inside the hospital during her life-changing surgery.
On Sunday night's tell-all interview, Roxy revealed she forgoed the doctor's advice of having a mastectomy and, after seeking a second opinion, has instead had a lumpectomy which will be followed up with radiation.
"I wasn't in the headspace to make rash decisions. I suppose, unlike everything else in my life where I'll go full pelt, I wanted to do this one thing in a phased approach," Roxy explained to Allison Langdon.
For Roxy’s full chat, be sure to pick up a copy of Woman’s Day magazine, on stands now! Roxy was not paid for this interview, instead her fee was donated to Epworth Freemasons Hospital.