Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Even the beautiful stars of Hollywood are not immune to the possibility.
Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over a partner. These behaviors can be physical, mental, sexual and emotional, with many of these forms overlapping at the same time. It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive. In fact, many abusive partners may seem perfect in the early stages. As the relationships progress, though, controlling behaviors may begin to emerge. It can be very scary and difficult for an individual to escape this type of abuse.
These nine Hollywood stars had to suffer from terrible domestic abuse. They are opening up about their stories and working to inspire others in similar situations to seek out help. Learn how these amazing celebrities broke the pattern of abuse and how they are working to help others today.