June 27, 2009 09:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
As we have all witnessed, it’s been quite a year for Patti Blagojevichand family. With her husband, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, arrested on federal corruption charges, Patti welcomed herescapeintothe Costa Rican jungle. Keep reading to find out what she had to say about her time on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
As reported by the Associated Press,Patti arrived back in Chicago shortly after midnight, where she was greeted at O’Hare International Airport by her husband, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, daughters Annie and Amy, and her sister, Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell.
Annie jumped into her mother’s arms as Patti Blagojevich got off the escalator at baggage claim, where the ousted former governor stood signing autographs and having his picture taken with onlookers. Blagojevich said the hardest part of appearing on the show was being away from her daughters. But she acknowledged the experience was a welcome distraction from her family’s troubles.
“It was nice to go down there and meet people that didn’t have an agenda with me, that became my friends and it helped restore my faith in people,” she said. Patti, who was seen as aloving motherand spouse,was one of the last contestants to be voted off the show. “I was totally flattered by the votes I received,” she said Friday.
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