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Turia Pitt: ‘People say I’m lucky to have Michael but luck has nothing to do with it’

The inspirational burns survivor speaks out

Inspirational burns survivor and mum Turia Pitt has opened up about her relationship with fiancé Michael Hoskin.

Sharing her thoughts to Instagram ahead of the release of a new edition of her book Unmasked, Turia said people were always telling her how ‘lucky’ she was to have Michael in her life.

‘But Lady Luck has nothing to do with it,’ Turia – who is mum to baby Hakavai – wrote.

Turia Pitt: ‘People say I’m lucky to have Michael but luck has nothing to do with it’
Turia Pitt has opened up about her relationship with fiancé Michael Hoskin (pictured) (Credit: Instagram/Turia Pitt)

‘In the lead up to the release of this new edition, a few journalists have been in touch, keen to know the “secret” to mine and Michael’s relationship,’ Turia told subscribers to her newsletter.

‘That’s nothing new. For years now, people have asked us questions like this, and made lots of comments about how we “make it work” too,’ she revealed.

‘The majority of commenters have said to me, in one way or another,  “You’re so lucky to have Michael”.

‘But I don’t necessarily agree.

Turia Pitt: ‘People say I’m lucky to have Michael but luck has nothing to do with it’
I don’t like how the idea of luck absolves you of any personal responsibility,’ the mum-of-one wrote (Credit: Instagram/Turia Pitt)

‘Yes, Michael is definitively, and without a doubt, a pretty top bloke. He’s kind, humble, self-effacing, generous and loyal. He makes me a better person.

‘But luck … nah,’ Turia wrote.

‘I don’t like how the idea of luck absolves you of any personal responsibility,’ the mum-of-one wrote.

‘My philosophy on relationships is pretty simple. In order to be with the right person, YOU have to be the right person!

Turia Pitt: ‘People say I’m lucky to have Michael but luck has nothing to do with it’
‘In order to be with the right person, YOU have to be the right person!’ Turia wrote (Credit: Instagram/Turia Pitt)

‘If you want a relationship that is full of outdoorsy adventures with someone who is mature and in touch with their emotions – are you mature, in touch with your emotions and taking part in outdoorsy adventures?’

Turia went on to say it wasn’t about changing who you are. It’s about ‘being the person you want to be, and living the life you want to live’.

‘It’s about letting go of this idea that when we find the right person, our lives will fall into place too,’ she added.

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