Rachel Allen shared a social media post with her family as they celebrated son Joshua’s 23rd birthday.
Oshua was released from prison in October after serving three months.
A judge was told he was caught with cocaine within five weeks of his release from prison for a cannabis-related conviction worth more than €22,000.
Posting on Instagram, the celebrity chef marked his 11/11 birthday less than a month after he was reunited with his family after serving time in prison.
“Happy birthday, happy Josh. We love you so much,” Rachel choked up, sharing a series of photos of her eldest son.
The photos include snapshots of Josh as a child with his siblings Scarlett and Lucca.
Others showed the MMA fighter in the Octagon, while another showed him posing with his family.
Clodagh McKenna responded to the post: “Happy Birthday Joshua feels like yesterday when you were a kid.”
While Lucy Kennedy, who lived with Allen last year on Live with Lucy, said: “Happy birthday Josh.”
In July, Joshua Allen of Ballynamona, Shanagarry of Cork were remanded in custody before being sentenced by Judge Sarah Berkeley at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Berkeley partially reactivated the 15-month suspended prison sentence given to Allen by Judge Sean O’Donnabhain at Cork Circuit Criminal Court in February 2020, for possession of 22,000 euros worth of cannabis for sale. or provided contrary to Section 15A of the Drug Abuse Act.
Allen pleaded guilty to that offense when he was charged with drug trafficking after officers from the Cork City Division Drug Squad raided the Ballymaloe Culinary School on August 30, 2018 and found found 22,000 euros worth of drugs that Allen had arranged to give him. from abroad.
Detective Garda Aidan Dardis told the court that Allen had not been eyeing Gardaí in East Cork for drug dealing since he was caught with cocaine on July 10, 2020.
Before being sent to prison to complete part of a 15-month suspended sentence, Josh shared a series of photos on his Instagram page of his past year and thanked Samson Martial Arts for helping to change his life and said: that he doesn’t like to talk. about his life on social media.
Allen said: “One of the best years I’ve had in a long time, achieving more than I thought possible and enjoying myself. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it and especially everyone (at) Samson Martial Arts and my coach Dylan Samson for helping me turn my life around. “
He revealed that he was at a “very low point” in his life and that if someone had told him two years ago that he had his own business and fought in amateur MMA he would have ” laugh”.
He added: “I don’t like to talk about it on here (Instagram) but this day two years ago I entered rehab at a very low point in my life, and if you were to tell me now I going to work for myself running my own small business and fighting amateur MMA, i will laugh at you. “
“There are still a lot of things I have to face this year but I will face them just like I did with everything else in life.”
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/rachel-allen-shares-birthday-tribute-to-son-joshua-as-he-puts-drugs-issues-behind-him-42138964.html Rachel Allen shares birthday tribute to son Joshua as he puts the drug problem behind him