Donatella Versace: Christmas in St Barts

Posted Friday December 26, 2008 2:19 PM GMT

Spending the holiday season in paradise, Donatella Versace was back out on the beach for a shoreside stroll in St Barts on Christmas Day (December 25).

Miss Versace, who is reportedly staying at an exclusive resort on the French island, walked hand-in-hand with a companion as she showed off her aging bikini figure.

In the past, the 53-year-old fashion designer has battled a cocaine and alcohol addiction for more than a decade, being forced to enter rehab four years ago.

Talking about her struggles and decision to get help, Donatella previously told press: "I did it for myself, first. You can't do it for another reason. I knew I was hurting people. And if I wasn't functioning, nothing around me was functioning - I was aware of that."

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Enjoy the pictures of Donatella Versace on the beach in St Barts (December 25).

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